Honey-Glazed Carrots

A basic carrot side dish is jazzed up with the addition of honey and ginger.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
10 servings


  • 6 cups water

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 3 pounds young, small carrots with tops trimmed to 2 inches, peeled or scrubbed, or 3 pounds packaged peeled baby carrots

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger


  1. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. In a 12- or 14-inch heavy skillet combine water and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling. Add carrots. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 10 to 12 minutes or until carrots are just tender. Drain carrots. Carefully turn out onto prepared baking sheet. (When green tops are left on carrots during cooking, they become very fragile. As the carrots cook, some of the tops may come off.) Pat dry with additional paper towels.

  2. To glaze carrots, in the same heavy skillet combine butter, honey and ginger. Stir constantly over medium heat until butter is melted. Carefully add carrots. Toss gently for 2 to 3 minutes or until carrots are thoroughly coated with glaze and heated through completely.

  3. To serve, arrange carrots in a shallow bowl or on a platter; drizzle with remaining glaze from pan.


To make ahead: Prepare Honey-Glazed Carrots as directed through step 1. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Bring carrots to room temperature (takes about 1 hour). Glaze carrots as directed in step 2, except heat carrots in glaze for 4 to 5 minutes. Serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

90 Calories
3g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 90
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 266mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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