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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.

Did you make this recipe?

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

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Kristy Mahoney

Friday 24th of December 2021

Wow. Made these tonight and they will be a staple for holidays. So delicious!

momma lew

Saturday 25th of December 2021

So glad to here this!

Debbie Mangen

Thursday 23rd of December 2021

I want to make these for Christmas but my oven will be full of prime rib all morning. How could these be made ahead or cooked in something else?

momma lew

Thursday 23rd of December 2021

I will be roasting my carrots while my prime rib is resting.

Deb Torley

Tuesday 21st of December 2021

Have you ever tried making these in a slow cooker?

momma lew

Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

I haven't but I bet they would be delicious! Let us know if you try!

Max

Sunday 21st of November 2021

Hello! I’m so excited to make this dish for thanksgiving! I’m just wondering, did you melt the butter before putting it in with the carrots?

momma lew

Monday 22nd of November 2021

Yes, I did. I hope you enjoy!

Leela

Friday 5th of November 2021

They remind me of a side at my favorite restaurant.

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