Maple Glazed Carrots Recipe

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Maple Glazed Carrots are the perfect, least fussy side dish for any holiday or Sunday supper. Delicious on their own, or fabulous with ham or turkey, these glazed carrots won’t be forgotten anytime soon. Only one pan required!

Most of the time, roasted or glazed carrots are the thing people are not reaching for first at the dinner table. Until now. I love adding color, flavor, and texture to all of my recipes to make them stand out. The addition of butter, real maple syrup, parsley flakes, and chopped cashews to this somewhat traditional side dish certainly makes it anything but boring. Sweet, buttery and crunchy, after one bite you’ll forget you’re eating vegetables.

Maple glazed carrots

Glazed Carrots Recipe

This delicious glazed carrots recipe only needs 7 ingredients and one pan! Start by gathering up these items!

  • Baby Carrots – not the bagged kind, but the small carrots that you have to peel and chop the ends off of.
  • Cold Water – to cook the carrots in.
  • Salt – to season the water. Season to taste.
  • Salted Butter – adds a great buttery taste contrasting the sweetness of the maple syrup.
  • Real Maple Syrup – invest in some REAL maple syrup, trust me you’ll be happy you did.
  • Chopped Cashews – or almonds, pecans, pistachios. Whichever nutty taste you like.
  • Dried Parsley Flakes – to garnish.

Love carrots? Try these tasty recipes: Colorful Carrot Salad RecipeCreamy Carrot SoupWhole Wheat Carrot Muffins, and Perfect Carrot Cake Recipe.

What If I Don’t Have Maple Syrup?

If you don’t have real maple syrup, here are other substitutions that will work just as well. I love the maple flavor on my carrots, but any of these are great substitutions. Simply substitute 1:1 in my glazed carrot recipe below:

  • honey
  • agave syrup
  • light corn syrup
  • brown sugar
  • granulated cane sugar
Glazed Carrots Recipe

How To Make Glazed Carrots

  1. Prepare carrots by peeling and cutting off the ends if needed.
  2. Place carrots into a large skillet with high sides. Fill a pan with enough cold water to mostly cover the carrots. Sprinkle with salt, cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer with the lid still on until carrots are fork tender (but not falling apart tender), 12-15 minutes.
  3. Drain and place carrots back into the hot pan. Place the pan over medium heat and add in butter, maple syrup, cashews, and parsley flakes. Cook 2-3 minutes or until all carrots are glazed with butter and syrup.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

More Vegetable Side Dishes

And since you’re probably making these carrots for something special, here are some other delicious sides you won’t want to go without. All delicious and tested by me and my family. Happy cooking, friends!

5 from 2 votes

Maple Glazed Carrots Recipe

Maple Glazed Carrots are the perfect, least fussy side dish for any holiday or Sunday supper. Delicious on their own, or fabulous with ham or turkey, these glazed carrots won't be forgotten anytime soon. Only one pan required!
servings 8 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs baby carrots
  • cold water
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • ¼ cup chopped cashews or almonds, pecans or pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Instructions

  • Place carrots into a large skillet with high sides. Fill a pan with enough cold water to mostly cover the carrots. Sprinkle with salt, cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer with the lid still on until carrots are fork tender (but not falling apart tender), 12-15 minutes.
  • Drain and place carrots back into the hot pan. Place the pan over medium heat and add in butter, maple syrup, cashews, and parsley flakes. Cook 2-3 minutes or until all carrots are glazed with butter and syrup.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 15725IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1.3mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: glazed carrots, glazed carrots recipe, how to make glazed carrots, maple glazed carrots
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  2. Megan

    5 stars
    These carrots are beautiful! I love glazed carrots and want to try them with maple syrup like you suggested. My normal sweetener is brown sugar.