Close-up of a honey glazed carrot slice.
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Easy Caramelized Carrots

These easy honey glazed carrots are made on the stovetop with a simple butter, honey and thyme recipe that is perfect for every day, or the holidays!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword caramelized carrots, honey carrots, honey glazed carrots
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 171 kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley


  • 1 pound carrots chopped (see note)
  • 1 cup water or broth, extra may be needed
  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet (I used a 12 inch), heat 2 tablespoons of the butter until melted. Add carrots and cook lightly until they start to brown a little bit, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add the water (or broth) and the honey. Stir to combine and bring the water to a boil.

  3. Reduce the heat and simmer on low until the carrots become tender about 30 minutes. Check the water throughout this time and add more if it gets low.
  4. When the carrots are tender and the liquid is reduced and thick (about 1/3 cup left), remove from the heat and add the remaining tablespoon butter, thyme, salt, and pepper.

  5. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Recipe Notes

Baby carrots or whole carrots can be used. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Caramelized Carrots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 157mg 7%
Potassium 375mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 18g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 386%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.