Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

The garden gave us a generous crop of carrots this year and we are finally reaching the tail end of the harvest. We decided to use the last of the bunch in a side dish favorite, Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots. Serve them up with meatloaf and mashed potatoes and you have yourself a meal reminiscent of TV dinners. Or, as my eight year old son calls this meal, man food. Happy eating!


  • 1 lb. carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch diagonal chunks (can use baby carrots too!)
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 4 T. butter
  • 1/4 t. salt


Add water to a double boiler or a pot fitted with a steamer basket. Bring water to boil. Place carrots in the basket and steam until tender, roughly 10-15 minutes. Drain. *Note- Carrots can be boiled instead of steamed if desired.*

Melt butter in saucepan over medium-low heat. Add brown sugar and salt, stir until brown sugar is melted. Add steamed carrots to the brown sugar mixture, combine. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring until carrots are glazed and hot.