Brown Sugar and Honey Garlic Glazed Carrots Recipe

This easy vegetable side dish is perfect for any meal. We love serving it during the holidays and these carrots have the most wonderful flavor from the honey, brown sugar and garlic. 

On a fork over a platter

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carrots in a skillet

Every time I make these carrots as a side dish, I can guarantee my daughter will have no problem completely devouring them. They are her favorite, and I love them as well! 

They go well with almost any meal, and there is just something about the brown sugar, honey and garlic combo that makes them so perfect and delicious.

Not only are they super tasty, but they are so easy to make too! We love regular carrots at our house, but baby carrots would work with this recipe too and save some time in the kitchen since they are already peeled and ready to go.

These carrots are also a great addition to any holiday meal. We've served them for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter! They're also so great served with Blue Cheese Crusted Pork Chops!

Easy recipes like this are a wonderful opportunity to get the kids in the kitchen. They can help measure, peel carrots and help cut them depending on how old they are. We love adding learning into simple household chores or in the kitchen.

carrots on a large platter

What are the ingredients in this recipe?

Ingredient photo

  • Brown sugar: Often produced by adding sugarcane molasses to refined white sugar crystals. There are two varieties, light brown sugar and dark brown sugar. Dark brown sugar has more molasses, which results in a darker color, richer flavor and more moisture. Try making your own brown sugar here!
  • Extra virgin olive oil: This is a liquid fat obtained from pressing whole mediterranean olives. It's used for cooking, bread dips and making salad dressings. It has a lower smoke point than other oils, so you'll want to use it when cooking at a lower temperature. 
  • Garlic: My love for garlic is real. I use it in almost everything I cook and I love the health benefits it offers. Garlic is part of the onion, leek and chive family. It's great for heart health and contains many vitamins and minerals.
  • Carrots: Packed with vitamin a and fiber, carrots are a favorite vegetable at our house. I only buy regular carrots because the flavor is SO much better than the pre cut baby carrots.
  • Butter: A dairy product consisting of approximately 80% butterfat and made from the fat and protein components of milk or cream. Most commonly made from cow's milk, but can also be made from sheep, goat, yak, or buffalo milk.
  • Honey: This thick, sweet liquid is made by bees and is a pantry staple in most households. It contains sugar, but it contains virtually no fat, fiber or protein. Honey has many health benefits and it's always great to buy honey that's local to you!
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh parsley

Recipe tips:

  • If you are substituting baby carrots, add a few minutes onto the cooking time to make sure they are tender. You can also cut them in half to make them smaller and faster to cook.
  • If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  • You can change the sweetener you use. Trade out the brown sugar and/or honey for agave syrup, or maple syrup. You can also replace it with any sweetener that’s better for you personally.
  • Instead of parsley as a garnish you can sprinkle in some chopped thyme, rosemary, or other herbs. They add a fresh pop of color as well as an extra kick of flavor.


glazed carrots in a skillet

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This recipe is ready in these steps:

Carrots process photo collage

  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat 
  • Add the olive oil and butter, heat until butter is melted
  • Add carrots, brown sugar, honey and garlic to the skillet and stir
  • Cook until tender, tossing several times for even cooking
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve

Full recipe below

Carrots on a platter with parsley

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You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

glazed carrots in a skillet with salt

These carrots pair perfectly with Garlic Coconut Lime Chicken or Spice Rubbed Roasted Pork Loin for the ultimate comfort food dinner.

More vegetable side dishes:

Cheesy Garlic Asparagus | Caramelized Broccoli | Zesty Parmesan Mashed Sweet Potatoes


carrots on a platter with parsley

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!


Brown Sugar and Honey Garlic Glazed Carrots

Brown Sugar and Honey Garlic Glazed Carrots

Yield: 4-6 servings
Author: Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 15 Min



  1. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and butter, heat until butter is melted.
  2. Add carrots, brown sugar, honey and garlic to the skillet and stir to combine.
  3. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender, tossing several times for even cooking.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
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  1. Love the new photo! My kids love glazed carrots. How did you get them that shape? I love food that looks as good as it tastes.

  2. We are on a huge carrot kick in our house. I think I am going to make these this week. I pinned them too!

  3. I make a similar version with maple syrup- yummy! My son will also eat these, despite his aversion to most vegetables. What's with kids and carrots?

  4. Those are my favorite kind of carrots. Thank you for sharing your recipe.


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