brown sugar boiled carrots in a bowl

Brown Sugar Boiled Carrots

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    Sometimes we all need a little side dish inspiration! If you’re looking for a simple and easy side dish these brown sugar boiled carrots are just that! 


    Sweet carrots coated in a buttery sugar… need I say more? Oh, that’s right they also come together in just 15 minutes and in one pot! Easy and delicious!

    What to Serve with Brown Sugar Boiled Carrots?

    These carrots pair perfectly with so many different main dinner options. From roasted chicken to turkey breast to baked fish - the possibilities are endless. These would be a great side dish to make for Thanksgiving dinner or Easter lunch!

    Ways to Garnish Brown Sugar Boiled Carrots?

    Since we’ve sweetened up the carrots by adding brown sugar, a few different herbs would compliment the carrots nicely. I recommend garnishing with thyme or rosemary to enhance the dish even more - especially if you’re serving guests!

    ingredients in brown sugar boiled carrots

    Ingredients Needed for these Brown Sugar Boiled Carrots

    Just 3 simple ingredients is all you need for this easy and delicious side dish!

    Carrots: Large whole carrots, peeled and chopped into coin-sized pieces. You can have some fun with this and get the colorful purple and white carrots as well as regular orange ones!

    Brown Sugar: Regular dark brown sugar, light brown sugar, or even coconut sugar will work!

    Butter: A little buttery goodness slathered on these carrots takes them from bland to BAM.

    brown sugar boiled carrots in the pot

    Kitchen Tools Needed for this Recipe

    • Medium saucepan
    • Spoon or spatula

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    brown sugar boiled carrots in a bowl

    How to Make Brown Sugar Boiled Carrots

    There’s not much to this recipe! 

    Peel and slice the carrots.

    Boil until fork tender and drain the water.

    Add the brown sugar and butter.

    Stir until carrots are completely coated.

    brown sugar boiled carrots in a bowl

    Brown Sugar Boiled Carrots

    Sometimes we all need a little side dish inspiration! If you’re looking for a simple and easy side dish these brown sugar boiled carrots are just that! 


    Prep time: 5 min |

    Cook time: 10 min |

    Total time: 15 min

    Cuisine: American |

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients:

    • 1 lb, carrots, chopped into coins
    • 2 tbsp, unsalted butter
    • 2 tbsp, light brown sugar

    Directions:

    1. Peel carrots and chop into coin-sized slices (about ½ inch thick).
    2. Boil 4 cups of water in a saucepan and add the carrots. Let simmer for 8-10 minutes until carrots are fork-tender.
    3. Drain the water and add the butter and brown sugar to the pan. Stir until carrots are fully coated and butter is melted. 
    4. Serve immediately and enjoy!
    Notes:
    1. Can adjust the amount of butter and sugar to your liking - the more you add the more glazed the carrots will be
    2. Baby carrots can be substituted for regular carrots
    3. Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1/2 cup

    Serves 4


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 120
    Total Fat 6g
      Saturated Fat 4g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 15mg
    Sodium 79mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17g
      Dietary Fiber 3g
      Sugars 11g
    Protein 1g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Brown Sugar Boiled Carrots


    Author: Christine

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    Cuisine: American

    Keywords: Side Dish, Glazed Carrots, Brown Sugar Boiled Carrots


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