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Glazed Carrots

Photo: Quentin Bacon
Yield Makes 6 servings
This quick and easy carrot side dish recipe has only four ingredients and is perfect for busy weeknights. 


  • 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch sticks
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Kosher salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 48
  • caloriesfromfat 56 %
  • fat 3 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • sodium 110 mg
  • carbohydrate 5 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • sugars 3 g
  • protein 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Place the carrots in a large skillet. Dot with the butter and sprinkle with the sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

    Add enough cold water to come halfway up the sides of the carrots. Simmer, partially covered, until the carrots are tender and the liquid has reduced to a glaze, about 20 minutes. (If the carrots are done before this point, transfer them to a bowl, increase heat to high, and cook the liquid, uncovered, until reduced. Return the carrots to the pan and toss.)