These delicious Maple Glazed Carrots in a sweet and buttery glaze are so easy to prepare and are always a welcomed side dish. They’re simple enough for a quick weeknight side dish, yet elegant and impressive enough for your holiday table.
This is a no-fuss side dish that is not only incredibly delicious, it adds a beautiful splash of color to your meal. It’s prepared on the stove top (freeing up valuable oven space), while taking less than 30 minutes to prepare!
Your Simple Ingredients
- Baby carrots
- Maple syrup – Be sure to use “real” maple syrup (not the flavored kind!).
- Brown sugar – Light or dark.
- Salt and black pepper – Season to your personal preference.
- Butter – I like to use unsalted so that I can better control the amount of salt.
- Fresh parsley – Optional garnish.
How to Prepare
This recipe couldn’t be easier to prepare (please see the recipe card for full detailed instructions). You’ll simply melt butter in a large skillet, then add syrup and sugar and stir to combine. Add the carrots and stir to coat.
Cover and cook for 20 minutes (stirring occasionally), or until desired tenderness of carrots is met. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with fresh parsley when serving, if desired.
This easy side dish is perfect for your Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas holiday dinner – or any night of the week. Enjoy!
More Side Dish Deliciousness
Maple Glazed Carrots
- 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
- 3 tablespoons real maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar light or dark
- 1 pound baby carrots
- ¼ teaspoon salt more or less, to taste
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper more or less, to taste
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley optional garnish
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat (be sure to use a skillet that you have a lid for). Add maple syrup and brown sugar. Stir to combine.
- Add carrots and gently stir to coat as evenly as possible.
- Reduce heat to medium low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes (stirring occasionally), or until carrots have reached your desired tenderness.
- Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley when serving, if desired.
If provided, nutritional info is a courtesy, is not guaranteed and should only be considered as a guideline.
Originally published March 2014. Updated with new text, new photos and recipe revised March 2022.