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Brown Sugar Baked Carrots

Brown Sugar Baked Carrots

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These delicious and easy brown sugar baked carrots are perfect for holidays or weeknight meals! The brown sugar and butter caramelizes the carrots making it a beloved side dish!

brown sugar baked carrots

I just love serving these baked carrots on my table. They are an easy and delicious side dish to any meal! For years, they were a staple on our Easter dinner table, then Thanksgiving. Finally, I thought why do I limit this recipe just holidays!?

My favorite way to make these carrots is when I can get the carrots fresh at a local farmer’s market. However, we always have carrots in the fridge, thanks to Amazon fresh

Everyone knows that when your kids will eat a certain vegetable, a certain way, you make it often! And these carrots are just that for my family. 

baked brown sugar carrots in a cast iron pan

Although I am serving them in a cast iron pan, a sheet pan or a casserole dish is fine. 

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 ingredients. 

Here is what you need to have to make this recipe: 

  • 10-12 Carrots, peeled and then cut in half OR 2 dozen baby carrots.
  • salt & pepper
  • cinnamon
  • brown sugar
  • butter

If using whole carrots, wash and peel your carrots. 

Place carrots on your baking sheet, or in your cast iron pan or casserole dish. 

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

brown sugar mixed into carrots

Pour butter over the carrots and mix. The butter and sugar caramelize the carrots and boy is it delicious!

brown sugar baked carrots

Bake your carrots until bubbly and the carrots are caramelized. 

If you are using baby carrots, you will need to cook your carrots much longer – about 45 minutes to an hour. 

brown sugar baked carrots

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brown sugar baked carrots

Brown Sugar Baked Carrots

Brown Sugar Baked Carrots

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
These delicious and easy brown sugar baked carrots are perfect for holidays or weeknight meals! The brown sugar and butter caramelizes the carrots making it a beloved side dish!

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
  • 6 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?

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Brown Sugar Baked Carrots

Brown Sugar Baked Carrots

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
These delicious and easy brown sugar baked carrots are perfect for holidays or weeknight meals! The brown sugar and butter caramelizes the carrots making it a beloved side dish!

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
  • 6 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

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Trudy

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

I made these tonight and they weren't done in 25 nor 30 mins..I had to add another 30 mins before they we're tender. These we're baby peeled eat carrots.so Idk if that was the problem or not. Had a good taste tho. Idk if I'll maké these again or not. ????

nancy

Monday 26th of October 2020

I had the same problem.

momma lew

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

An hour seems like an awfully long time. Maybe it's your oven, never had this kind of issue as I use baby carrots all the time.

John

Saturday 29th of August 2020

I’m making these for a wedding and I want to make about 30 servings. I know I have to double up on the brown sugar and the butter, but what about the cook time? Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I’m not great at cooking and I don’t want to mess it up since this is for a wedding.

Thanks.

momma lew

Saturday 29th of August 2020

Wow. That is a lot! I am not really sure. I would think the cook time would be the same since. Just lay them flat so they cook evenly and when a fork can pierce them, they are done.

Lupe

Saturday 11th of April 2020

Lovely recipe. Can you make these ahead of time? If so, do they hold for the next day?

momma lew

Saturday 11th of April 2020

I would think so, although maybe just not baked them. I would prepare the dish, refrigerate and then bake when you are ready.

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