These Dijon-Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots are a flavor-packed side dish that pairs perfectly with any meal!
Cooked carrots … does that conjure bad memories of school cafeterias and lunch ladies? I have to admit that I was not a fan as a kid.
My mom cooked them frequently, usually as part of a roast. Both my parents loved them, but I refused to touch any carrot that wasn’t raw and covered in dip!
Thankfully, my taste buds have matured, and now I love carrots, too. I think the key is all in how they are cooked … no canned carrots for me, thank you very much.
These Dijon-Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots are my favorite way to eat them, and I know you’re going to love this recipe, too!
Dijon-Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
My Dijon-Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots recipe couldn’t be easier to make, and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry.
This simple brown sugar glazed carrots recipe is a delicious addition to any meal, and with it’s bright colors and fresh flavors, it would be perfect for Easter.
I think this recipe for glazed carrots pairs perfectly with any meal though, and since it takes minutes to make, I enjoy year round!
How to Make Glazed Carrots
Have you ever wondered, “How do you make carrots taste good?” Then, this is the recipe for you!
You’ll start by cooking the sliced carrots in boiling water. It only takes a few minutes to cook them this way, so keep an eye on them.
The main thing is not to overcook them … remember, mushy carrots are bad carrots.
Then it’s time to work on the star of this recipe, the simple glaze. This tasty sauce is the perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and buttery. Yum!
If you’re thinking that a glaze sounds complicated, fear not. If you can dump some ingredients in a pan and stir, you can make this yummy dijon-brown sugar glaze!
After the carrots are cooked, you’ll return them to the pan, along with a little butter, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard. As you stir, everything melts together, creating a truly irresistible sauce … seriously, it’s sooo good!
And that’s it, you’re carrots are ready to eat. So simple, right?
Pair these delicious Dijon-Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots with your favorite meal for a simple, no fuss side dish.
Dijon-Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
- 1 pound carrots
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- chopped parsley, optional
- Peel carrots, then slice on the diagonal into 1/2-inch rounds.
- Add carrots to a medium saucepan; add salt and fill pot with water.
- Bring carrots to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 5-10 minutes. Do not overcook.
- Drain carrots, then return to saucepan and place over medium-low heat.
- Add butter, brown sugar, and Dijon; cook, stirring constantly, until ingredients form a glaze. It should only take a few minutes.
- Add additional salt, if desired, then serve sprinkled with parsley. Enjoy!
Don’t you just want a bite of these Dijon-Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots right now?
Make them tonight … you won’t be disappointed!
And if you’re looking for other simple sides, you can check out all of my side dish recipes here.
Are you making these glazed carrots for Easter or another brunch?
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What foods did you hate as a kid?