These easy glazed carrots are a great side dish for almost any meal. They’re super simple to make and require just a few ingredients, plus they taste delicious!
Prep your carrots.
To make these carrots, you’ll need to peel and slice them. You can do this by hand or with a sharp knife.
- To cut the carrots into long pieces, first wash them and then peel them (if you like). Cut off their ends and then slice them into thick slices that are about 1/2 inch (1 cm) wide.
- To cut the carrots into small pieces, first wash them and then peel them (if you like). Cut off their ends and then dice them into small cubes of approximately 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) each side.
- To cut the carrots into cubes, first wash them and then peel them (if you like). Cut off their ends and slice each carrot down its length so that it divides into two equal halves; then turn one half 90 degrees clockwise so that it’s parallel with its partner; repeat until all four sides have been turned 90 degrees in this manner; finally cut each pair at an angle so they form eight identical-sized rectangles which will become eight individual cubes when assembled together as shown below:
Make the glaze.
- In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the honey and orange juice. Cook until the mixture is thickened and bubbling, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.* Transfer to a serving bowl or platter and serve with carrots
Glaze the carrots.
To make the glaze, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until sugar dissolves and then simmer for about 5 minutes or until thickened.
To glaze carrots, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil; set aside. Peel carrot tops if desired and trim ends off of each carrot so they’re all roughly the same length. Place carrots on prepared baking sheet in one layer; drizzle with half of glaze mixture (about 1/4 cup). Bake for 15 minutes then flip each carrot over using tongs; continue baking 10 more minutes or until tender when pierced with fork at center of thickest part of each piece. Serve immediately while still warm!
This recipe makes a simple but tasty side dish
This recipe makes a simple but tasty side dish that’s great for large groups or for pairing with a meat or fish entree. It’s easy to make and can be made ahead of time, so it makes for an ideal last-minute addition to any meal.
Carrots are one of those vegetables that people tend not to like as much as other options, but we think this dish is going to change your mind! It has just enough sweetness from the honey and brown sugar without being overly sweet; plus it adds just enough spice from fresh ginger root (if you use ground ginger instead, cut back on the amount). Plus carrots are full of nutrients like vitamin A–a nutrient important for healthy vision–and fiber which helps lower cholesterol levels in our bodies. So even if you don’t normally like eating them raw like me…try them out anyway!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe! It’s a simple and tasty side dish that can be made in less than 30 minutes.