Maple Glazed Carrots are tender and sweet and the perfect side dish to share with family and friends. Glazed Carrots are simple to prepare and simmered in a sauce of maple syrup and butter!
Glazed Carrots are one of my favorite vegetables to make and to serve! They take little to no effort and they turn out tender and delicious every time. Plus, they are fairly inexpensive and I always have the ingredients on hand.
I’m pretty sure once you make these Maple Glazed Carrots you won’t ever go back to preparing them any other way.
What are Glazed Carrots?
Glazed Carrots are bite sized carrots simmered in a mixture of butter and maple syrup on the stove top.
They are an inexpensive dish that is perfect for any holiday or just any meal during the year, too!
-Carrots: We’re going to need 5 large carrots, peeled and sliced into coins.
-Butter: You can use 1/2 cup of salted or unsalted butter. Even plant based margarines could work here for a dairy free version.
-Maple Syrup: Using the high quality maple syrup always yields better results, but you can use what you have on hand too. We only need 1/4 cup.
-Salt: Just a dash of salt will help to give the flavors in this dish a nice subtle boost and taste incredible.
Wash, peel and slice your carrots into 1/2 inch thick buttons.
Melt your butter with maple syrup and salt in a saucepan on the stove.
Bring the mixture down to a simmer and add your carrots. Cover.
Let the glazed carrots cook until they’ve reached you’re desired level of doneness (about 20-25 minutes).
Maple Glazed Carrots
- 5 large carrots
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Dash of salt
- Peel carrots and then slice into 1/2 inch buttons.
- In a sauce pan, melt butter with maple syrup and salt.
- Bring down to a simmer, add carrots and cover.
- Let cook until desired softness (about 20-25 minutes).
What are the best kinds of carrots to use?
I prefer to use large, fresh carrots that I then cut into coin sized pieces. You will want to first peel the carrots and then slice them into a 1\2 inch button.
You can also use baby carrots (whole) or frozen sliced carrots that have been thawed.
How long do cooked carrots stay good for?
You will want to store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
To reheat them you can warm slowly on the stove top or in the microwave. Add a pat of butter to your leftovers as they warm up. This will help to keep them from drying out and adds a little freshness to the dish.
Glazed Carrots are the perfect dish for any holiday. I think of Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas because it pairs so well with dishes typically served on those occasions.
But they are absolutely perfect for your weekday dinner, too. They would be delicious with baked chicken or a roast. Whatever you choose they are such a great way to add vegetables to your meal.
Can you prepare glazed carrots ahead of time?
You can definitely prep the carrots about a day before you make them. Peel and cut them and store them in an airtight container so they will be ready to make right away.
While you can always reheat your prepared carrots they taste the best made fresh so you should wait to prepare them with the glaze until the day of.
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Maple Glazed Carrots turn out perfect every time and are the perfect combination of savory and sweet. Our Glazed Carrots recipe is simple to prepare and are simmered in a sauce of maple syrup and butter making them tender and delicious.