Side Dishes

Honey Glazed Carrots

An easy, comforting and delicious Honey Glazed Carrots recipe, a perfect side to any dish whether it’s a holiday or not.

honey glazed carrots

Honey Glazed Carrots

For other fabulous vegetable side dish recipes, try these Garlic Balsamic Mushrooms, or these Roasted Parmesan Green Beans.

They all pair just lovely with these Garlic Herb and Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes.

Now that summer is coming to an end, it’s time to shift gears to more comforting foods in our rotation. There are many holidays coming up and along with cooler days, it’s time to think about the hearty wholesome meals that make the upcoming season a little warmer.

Just last week I made a bone-in ham, when a rainy day made me run for an oven baked meal. For a vegetable side I made Honey Glazed Carrots, a favourite in our house, and a nice switch from our usual Roasted Parmesan Green Beans.

honey glazed carrots recipe

The beauty about Honey Glazed Carrots is that it goes so well with so many main meats from turkey to even whole chicken. Speaking of, do you know how to cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker?

This recipe for Honey Glazed Carrots has enough sweetness and herbs to satisfy, yet doesn’t overpower the rich carrot taste. The mild sweet flavour is thanks to the addition of honey.

Not just a favourite spread on toast {my oldest daughter cannot have toast without it!}, we use honey quite regularly in our home, and for various reasons.

glazed carrots recipe billy bee honey

5 Tips for using Honey:

  • Honey is a great substitute for sugar in most baking recipes.

You can find a sugar-honey converter online. Since honey burns easier than sugar, reduce the cooking temperature by 25 degrees.

I personally love to brush still-warm muffins with honey, to give it a quick sheen and a great taste. Next week I’ll be making batches of muffins to freeze and send for school lunches, and substituting honey for sugar in the recipe is more nutritious, plus my kids go crazy for them!

For those prepping for canning season, remember that you can substitute half the sugar called for in a canning recipe, with honey!

  • Always store honey at room temperature

Maybe this is more of a tip, yet it’s an important one. If it’s not room-temperature, it becomes too thick to easily work with. I like to keep ours on a pantry shelf at easy reach, though storing in a kitchen cupboard is great as well, just make sure it isn’t near a heat source like the oven or stove.

  • Use honey to salvage foods that are too spicy

Examples include chilli and stews. I like to start with the addition of a 1/2 tsp of honey, and once completely stirred in, the mixture is much less spicy.

  • Sooth sore throats with hot water, lemon and honey!

This was my Mothers trick when I was young and something I reach for to this day.

  • Sweeten my tea or coffee with a teaspoon of honey instead of sugar

This is great, for less calories and a great taste.

So, What is your favourite way to use or bake with honey?

Here is the Honey Glazed Carrots recipe that I’ve been making for years, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Honey Glazed Carrots
honey glazed carrots recipe

Honey Glazed Carrots

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

An easy, comforting and delicious Honey Glazed Carrots recipe, a perfect side to any dish whether it's a holiday or not. 

Ingredients

  • 1-2 lb carrots, peeled and cut into desired size
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp dill, fresh or dried
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. Boil carrots in a pot until el dente and drain the water
  2. Reducing stove heat to medium
  3. Add all the ingredients to the almost cooked carrots and gently toss to combine.
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 6gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g

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50 Comments

  1. I’m not a huge fan of carrots, but do like cooked ones and especially ones that are honey-glazed

  2. I love honey, especially in my tea. our carrots are just coming up in the garden so I can’t wait to make your recipe.

  3. I usually use all those ingredients but never the honey, going to try it,never thought of that!

  4. I am definitely trying this recipe for the carrots tonight! Thank you for sharing.

  5. I love carrots with my comfort food dinners. Growing up we always did the butter and brown sugar on the carrots. This sounds so delicious and I love the link you provided Billybee.ca that has the conversions to using honey in other recipes instead of sugar. Something I have been wanting to do. Thanks for posting.

  6. This looks good, and I just happen to have some fresh carrots and dill in my garden.

    I like to use honey in homemade graham crackers and honey cake.

  7. These look so good, I will have to try them out on the grandkids to see if this will encourage them to eat carrots!

  8. Looks delicious! I’ve got a bunch of carrots to harvest from our garden, and I’m going to make this!

  9. Thank you for your recipe! I take a teaspoon of honey every day, it is good for the digestive system! 🙂 best cure for sore throats according to doctor in Emerg!! 🙂

  10. I never knew that honey can cool down spicy food! I am going to be using this a lot! Great post I learned a lot from this post! You carrots look delicious!

  11. I think this would be great for my son who has special needs & issues with foods like vegetables. I’ve been looking for ways to make veggies more appealing to his tastes & I am definitely trying these. The honey may just be the answer I’ve been looking for!

  12. My husband and I were just talking about how we liked our carrots. I prefer them honey glazed while he likes his steamed.

  13. I’ll have to make these. I bet the kids would love them and we need a new side dish for dinners!

  14. I do this but haven’t used honey; will try this.
    good to know about the BillyBee site for converting sugar to honey amounts.

  15. I never would have thought to use honey with carrots! But those look absolutely delicious! I am intrigued to try this now.

  16. I use honey on a ton of things. I love dipping my chicken in it. Peanut butter and honey is my favorite sandwich. I will have to try this recipe. It looks delicious.

  17. I love cooking a large batch of carrots and just leaving it in the fridge! It’s great as a snack or to add as a side to other meals!

  18. These look so yummy. I’ve got to try them. I love honey garlic chicken wings as well

  19. The honey glazed carrots look delicious. I like to use honey to make a soothing drink containing milk, honey, cinnamon. I only make it once in a while though. I’ve also heard that honey can be used to make a great hair mask for dry hair.

  20. These honey glazed carrots look so delicious! They would be a perfect side dish for my pot roast.

  21. Thanks for sharing those delicious carrots. I know my family will really enjoy this recipe.

  22. These carrots look SO good! I just pinned the recipe too – our local farm stand down the road has amazing produce, and the flavor in their carrots is amazing! Can’t wait to try this!

  23. Yum! These sound so good! Can’t go wrong with honey and carrots! Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. I did this, but I wrapped them in foil and popped them in the oven to keep them warm. The glaze was amazing.

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