This quick and easy carrot side dish recipe has only four ingredients and is perfect for busy weeknights. 

Recipe by Real Simple February 2008


Credit: Quentin Bacon

Recipe Summary

Makes 6 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.)


Nutrition Facts

48 calories; calories from fat 56%; fat 3g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 10mg; sodium 110mg; carbohydrates 5g; fiber 1g; sugars 3g.