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Candied carrots in a pan with a serving spoon.

Candied Carrots

These candied carrots are sliced carrots in a brown sugar and butter glaze that are simmered until tender. It's a super easy side dish that's perfect for a weeknight dinner or a holiday meal!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 131kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 lb carrots peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Place the carrots in a large pan. Add 1 cup of water to the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook the carrots for 8-10 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain the water from the pan and return the pan to the stove over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, butter, salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes or until butter and sugar have melted and carrots are coated in the glaze. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 19120IU | Vitamin C: 6.7mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.4mg