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A rectangular white plate of brown sugar-glazed carrots with bacon and pecans garnished with thyme.
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5 from 3 votes

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots Recipe

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots with Bacon and Pecans are so flavorful and easy to make! This easy side dish would be a delicious addition to your dinner table that everyone will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 211kcal


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (30g)
  • 1 pound carrots peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick on the bias (450g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar divided
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (120ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel to drain. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings from the pan.
  • Add pecans to the pan and cook until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from skillet.
  • Add sliced carrots, 1 tbsp brown sugar, chicken broth, thyme, and salt to the skillet. Cover and bring to a boil. Let simmer stirring occasionally until the carrots are almost tender, about 4-6 minutes.
  • Uncover and increase the heat. Let simmer for 1 to 2 minutes until liquid is reduced to about 2 tbsp.
  • Add butter and remaining brown sugar. Toss with the carrots until combined. Cook for about 2-3 more minutes until carrots are completely tender.
  • Take off the heat, add lemon juice and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle chopped bacon and pecans on top and serve immediately.


Calories: 211kcal