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A skillet of glazed carrots with brown sugar and butter sauce.

Glazed Carrots

These glazed carrots are tender carrot coins simmered in a mixture of brown sugar and butter and topped with a sprinkling of parsley. An easy and inexpensive side dish that's perfect for a holiday meal or an everyday dinner.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 149kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 1/2 lbs carrots peeled and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley optional


  • Place the carrots in a large pan and add 1 1/2 cups of water. Bring the carrots to a simmer
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes or until carrots are tender. Drain off any excess water.
  • Add the butter, brown sugar and salt to the pan. Stir to coat the carrots.
  • Cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until a sauce has formed.
  • Sprinkle with parsley if desired, then serve.



Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 19180IU | Vitamin C: 6.7mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.4mg