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Roasted Brown Sugar Baked Carrots Recipe

Roasted Brown Sugar Baked Carrots Recipe

These delicious brown sugar carrots are an easy recipe for both a holiday meal or busy weeknights. The brown sugar and butter caramelizes the carrots, creating a sweet glaze.

just love serving this popular side dish for brown sugar roasted carrots at family dinners. A carrot recipe can often be bland, but there are so many different ways to add them into side dishes.

For years, this delicious side dish was only served on a special occasion such as Easter dinner or our Thanksgiving table. Finally, I thought why do I limit this great recipe just to holidays? It’s a vegetable side dish that my whole family loves, so now I serve it at a regular weeknight dinner too.

This is my favorite way to prepare raw carrots because even the pickiest eaters enjoy them and don’t realize they are eating a healthy vegetable!

brown sugar baked carrots

Carrots have a great natural sweetness to them, so the natural sweetness of the carrots paired with the melted butter takes this quick recipe to a whole new level! If you have a sweet tooth this will become one of your favorite recipes!

Although I am showing these brown sugar glazed carrots in a cast iron pan, a sheet pan or a casserole dish is fine. The next time you are looking for new recipes that will be a great addition to your holiday dinner with easy prep, this is it!

baked brown sugar carrots in a cast iron pan

How to Make this recipe for Brown Sugar Baked Carrots 

If you scroll down, I have a printable recipe card for you with instructions and the full simple ingredients. 

Ingredient Checklist:

10-12 Carrots (usually 1 bag of carrots), peeled and then cut in half OR 2 dozen baby carrots.

  • teaspoon salt & pepper
  • cinnamon
  • dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter

If using whole carrots, wash and peel your carrots. I like to use larger carrots .

Place carrots on a single layer on your baking sheet, or in your cast iron pan or casserole dish lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

Sprinkle with salt, pepper, cinnamon and brown sugar. Mix your carrots in the brown sugar mixture. 

brown sugar mixed into carrots

Pour butter over the carrots and mix. Place the carrots in your hot oven and bake for a cooking time of 45 minutes to an hour.

brown sugar baked carrots

Throughout the roasting process the natural sugars of the buttery carrots create a beautiful glaze that has so much flavor.

For extra flavor, top your carrots with the green tops from the carrots, italian seasoning, fresh thyme or parsley.

Store leftover carrots in an air-tight container. You can reheat them in the microwave or on the stove top on medium-high heat.

brown sugar baked carrots

What to serve with Brown Sugar Baked Carrots:

For the holiday season, add these sweet carrots to your holiday table with The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey  or Rosemary Garlic Beef Tenderloin 

Other great main dish recipes are with Roast Chicken, Pork Chops, pot pie.

Serve alongside red potatoes or another perfect side dish.

brown sugar baked carrots
What kinds of substitutions can I make to my carrots recipe?

You can change the butter glaze my swapping brown sugar for maple syrup or by adding garlic powder or balsamic vinegar. Instead of butter, you can use olive oil.

How Long to Roast Carrots at 350 degrees?

It will take about 30 to 35 minutes to roast your carrots.

How to Slice Carrots?

Using a sharp knife, hold the carrot with your fingers curled under. Then slice straight across your carrot to make a clean cut, a half inch thickness will do if you would like carrot rounds.

To make a carrot stick, square off one side, then cut crosswise and then into your desired length.

Brown Sugar Baked Carrots

Brown Sugar Baked Carrots

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
These delicious brown sugar carrots are an easy recipe for both a holiday meal or busy weeknights. The brown sugar and butter caramelizes the carrots, creating a sweet glaze.

Ingredients

  • 10-12 Carrots, peeled and then cut in half OR 2 dozen baby carrots.
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter, diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lay down a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
  3. Put the carrots down and then sprinkle them with salt, pepper, cinnamon and brown sugar. Mix the carrots up.
  4. Melt the butter and pour it over the carrots.
  5. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until the carrots are cooked through. About half way through, mix the carrots up to ensure even baking. NOTE: If using baby carrots, you will need to adjust your time to 45-60 minutes.
  6. Pour any leftover brown sugar and butter on top of the carrots in your serving platter.
  7. Sprinkle your brown sugar baked carrots with parsley for garnish.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Brown Sugar Baked Carrots

Brown Sugar Baked Carrots

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
These delicious brown sugar carrots are an easy recipe for both a holiday meal or busy weeknights. The brown sugar and butter caramelizes the carrots, creating a sweet glaze.

Ingredients

  • 10-12 Carrots, peeled and then cut in half OR 2 dozen baby carrots.
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter, diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lay down a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
  3. Put the carrots down and then sprinkle them with salt, pepper, cinnamon and brown sugar. Mix the carrots up.
  4. Melt the butter and pour it over the carrots.
  5. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until the carrots are cooked through. About half way through, mix the carrots up to ensure even baking. NOTE: If using baby carrots, you will need to adjust your time to 45-60 minutes.
  6. Pour any leftover brown sugar and butter on top of the carrots in your serving platter.
  7. Sprinkle your brown sugar baked carrots with parsley for garnish.

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Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

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Darlene Aitken

Thursday 9th of June 2022

I made glazed carrots last night with butter and some olive oil and garlic. After mixing I sprinkled cinnamon and brown sugar all over them. The recipe called for a 425° oven for 30 minutes. I kept them in another 15 minutes and they were still not tender. I can only eat soft vegetables. Now I see that you call for 350° oven for 45 min to an hour. Which is the correct oven temperature to use? They tasted really good but they were not soft.

momma lew

Friday 10th of June 2022

Hi, I use a 425 degree oven. I was simply giving directions if someone wanted to do 350.

Deborah Johnson

Thursday 12th of May 2022

Made this with baby carrots from the produce dept of the supermarket. As instructed in the recipe, they will need an hour to bake/roast as opposed to the regular full length carrots. Love, love, love this recipe!

Jessica

Saturday 16th of April 2022

Could I prep these the day before and just throw them in the oven Easter Day?

momma lew

Saturday 16th of April 2022

Yes you can!

Mary

Tuesday 15th of March 2022

Delicious, will make this again. Our guests liked it as well

Kati

Sunday 20th of February 2022

It states I like to use larger carrots, but the pictures show bagged baby carrots. Cooking times will not be the same, so which is it, a cooking time for large or bagged baby carrots?

momma lew

Monday 21st of February 2022

You can use either. Just monitor your carrots to see if they need more time.

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