Honey Glazed Carrots

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This easy recipe makes a batch of super tasty honey glazed carrots! 

Tender carrots in a buttery honey sauce; they’ll have everyone wanting seconds!

Honey Glazed Carrots on a plate

A Favorite Easy Side

We love this recipe because even though it’s so easy (and extra fast) to make, it looks so elegant next to an entrée!

Bright honey glazed carrots are sweet and tender, full of flavor!

The ingredients for this recipe are budget-friendly but pack a big flavor!

ingredients to make Honey Glazed Carrots


CARROTS Any carrots work and honestly, I find the inexpensive grocery store carrots to be a favorite in this recipe. Baby carrots work great in this recipe too.

HONEY Honey combined with butter and herbs on carrots is an amazing combo. No honey? No problem, substitute real maple syrup!

BUTTER & HERBS Fresh butter combined with fresh or dried thyme for a little savory (and salt of course) is the perfect addition!

How to Make Honey Glazed Carrots

Carrots can be steamed or boiled. These yummy veggies are quick and easy to prep and serve!

  1. Cut carrots into ½” slices or use baby carrots. Boil according to recipe instructions below.
  2. Simmer honey and butter. Toss with hot carrots.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Honey Glazed Carrots in a pot before cooking


  • Keep honey glazed carrots in an airtight container in the refrigerator and they should last about 3 days.
  • Honey glazed carrots can be frozen, too! Just place them in a zippered bag with the date written on the outside and they will last about a month in the freezer.
  • Refresh them by heating in the microwave or on the stove with a dash of butter and some salt and pepper.

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Honey Glazed Carrots on a plate
4.92 from 12 votes
Review Recipe

Honey Glazed Carrots

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Fresh, crisp carrots are cooked until tender, then tossed in honey with seasonings & butter!


  • 1 pound carrots cut into ½" slices
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme optional
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • black pepper to taste

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  • Place carrots in salted water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer 5-6 minutes or until carrots are tender-crisp (do not overcook). Drain well.
  • Remove thyme leaves from the stem if using, set aside.
  • Add honey, butter, and salt to the pan and simmer 1 minute. Add carrots and thyme leaves if using, toss to coat.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

Carrots can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
To freeze, place them in a zippered bag with the date written on the outside and they will last up to a month in the freezer.
Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop with some butter, salt, and pepper to refresh the flavors. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 129, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 274mg, Potassium: 363mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 19119IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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  1. Recipes are absolutely delicious and usually have all (simple ingredients) already. No extra stops at the store to buy 1 spice or ingredient we will never use again.
    Thank you so much!
    May God and Jesus bless you always!
    Peace4 stars

  2. Holly, thanks for this quick & easy recipe. I had never tried honey with carrots before they are the new favorite. Keep the easies coming.

  3. I love this simple and basic (and delicious) recipe for honey glazed carrots! Keep the simple, basic recipes coming!!!5 stars

    1. While this is a simple and basic recipe, not everyone has the same ideas, upbringing or knowledge. As a kid, I was often served cooked carrots with brown sugar but to be honest, never with honey, fresh thyme and butter.

      My son is 24 and new to cooking, if I were to ask him how long to cook carrots without over cooking them, I’m not sure he would know the answer since he has probably never done it before.

      That being said, I do mainly share simple recipes including many kitchen basics. Feel free to skip over those recipes if they’re not of interest to you.

    2. How rude. Ever hear the saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”?
      Maybe should have tried applying that before commenting.