Roasted Brown Sugar Baked Carrots Recipe

This delectable recipe for brown sugar carrots is simple enough for hectic weeknights or a festive supper. Caramelization of the carrots by brown sugar and butter results in a delicious coating.

These roasted carrots with brown sugar will go over incredibly well at family dinners. These roasted carrots have a delicious blend of sweet and savory flavors.


This recipe for roasted carrots used to only be served on holidays like our Thanksgiving table or Easter supper. Finally, I asked myself, “Why should I restrict this fantastic meal to just holidays?” My entire family like this veggie side dish, so I now also offer it at midweek dinners.

This is my preferred method of preparing raw carrots since it appeals to even the pickiest diners, who are unaware that they are consuming a healthy vegetable.

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The natural sweetness of carrots combined with the melted butter elevates this simple meal to a whole new level because carrots naturally contain a significant amount of sweetness. This recipe will quickly become one of your favorites if you enjoy sweet things.


Brown Sugar Baked Carrots

Even though I have the brown sugar-glazed carrots in a cast iron skillet, you may also use a sheet pan or casserole dish.

The following time you’re seeking for new side dish dishes that are simple to prepare and a wonderful complement to your holiday dinner, this is it!


How to prepare these baked carrots with brown sugar?

You can print out a recipe card with all the simple ingredients and directions by scrolling down.

Ingredient Checklist:

  • 10-12 Carrots, peeled and then cut in half (about 1 bag of carrots), OR 2 dozen tiny carrots.
  • teaspoon of cinnamon and pepper.
  • brown sugar, dark
  • 1/4 cup of butter


Peel and wash your carrots if you choose to use whole ones. I prefer using bigger carrots.

Carrots should be laid out in a single layer on a baking sheet, in a cast iron skillet, or in a casserole dish that has been lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Sprinkle it with cinnamon, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Carrots and brown sugar mixture should be combined.

Combine the carrots with butter. After putting the carrots in the heated oven, roast them for 45 to an hour.


The natural sugars in the buttery carrots caramelize during roasting to provide a gorgeous glaze that is incredibly flavorful.

Top your carrots with the green tops, Italian spice, fresh thyme, or parsley for a flavor boost.

Carrot leftovers should be kept in an airtight container. They can be warmed up in the microwave or over medium-high heat on the stove.


What to serve with Brown Sugar Baked Carrots:

For the holidays, serve these sweet carrots alongside a glazed spiral ham or a Thanksgiving turkey on your dinner table.

With roast chicken, pork chops, or as a side to pot pie are some more fantastic main dish options.

Pair this side dish of carrots with red potatoes or another ideal side dish.


What kinds of substitutions can I make to my carrots recipe?

You can change the butter glaze my swapping brown sugar for by including maple syrup, garlic powder, or balsamic vinegar. Use olive oil in place of butter.

At 350 degrees, how long should carrots be roasted?

Roasting your carrots will take about 30 to 35 minutes.

How Should I Cut a Carrot?

Hold the carrot with your fingers curled beneath while using a sharp knife. If you want carrot circles, cut your carrot cleanly across the length and width at a thickness of half an inch.

Square off one of the ends to create a carrot stick, then cut it crosswise and to the appropriate length.