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Carrots in a large skillet glazed with honey
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Honey Glazed Carrots

Easy Honey Glazed Carrots make a healthy side dish the whole family will love! This stovetop recipe is perfect for Holidays like Easter and Thanksgiving.
Prep Time18 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 142kcal


  • 1 ½ pounds carrots
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice or more
  • ½ tsp salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley to garnish


  • Peel carrots and cut into 2.5-inch long pieces and half or quarter lengthwise.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat, add carrots and saute for 5 minutes. Then add water and cook for about 5 more minutes until water has boiled down.
  • Add honey and orange juice, stir. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until the carrots are completely coated, hot, and the sauce has thickened.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and parsley.


  • You can make this recipe with baby carrots or regular carrots
  • Dress this simple dish up by using rainbow carrots
  • Make sure the carrots are sliced evenly so they cook at the same rate
  • Cooking carrots on the stovetop makes it easy to cook them just the way you like them. Cook them for a few more minutes if you prefer them softer
  • Add more honey if you prefer your carrots sweeter
  • You can use fresh orange juice or storebought orange juice
  • You can substitute the honey for maple syrup for maple glazed carrots
  • The parsley is mainly for decoration and can be left out
  • Spray your measuring cup with oil spray before measuring the honey, this way it will slide out easier
  • The carrots can be peeled and cut 1-2 days ahead and stored in an airtight container


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 19228IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg