Honey Glazed Carrots – Spend With Pennies

This easy recipe makes a sweet side dish!

Honey glazed carrots are both easy and inexpensive but really delicous. In this recipe, carrots are simmered until tender crisp and tossed in a buttery honey glaze.

You’ll love how fast this dish comes together!

Honey Glazed Carrots on a white plate with honeycomb and honey in the background

A Favorite Easy Side

We love this recipe because even though it’s so easy (and extra fast) to make, it looks so elegant next to an entrée!

  • Bright honey glazed carrots are sweet and tender, full of flavor!
  • The ingredients for this recipe are budget-friendly but pack a big flavor!
  • Serve alongside almost any meal from a favorite ham recipe dinner to meatloaf.
  • Add savory herbs or citrus to the sweet butter sauce.

Honey Glazed Carrots Ingredients with labels


CARROTS Any carrots work and honestly, I find the inexpensive grocery store carrots to be a favorite in this recipe. Baby carrots work great in this recipe too but might need a little bit longer to cook.

HONEY Honey combined with butter and herbs on carrots is an amazing combo. No honey? No problem, substitute real maple syrup!

BUTTER & HERBS Fresh butter combined with fresh or dried thyme for a little savory (and salt of course) is the perfect addition!

VARIATIONS Add a pinch of dried ginger or some lemon juice or orange peel to the butter in place of fresh thyme.

How to Make Honey Glazed Carrots

Carrots can be steamed or boiled in this recipe. These yummy veggies are quick and easy to prep and serve!

  1. Cut carrots into ½” slices or use baby carrots. Boil the sliced carrots per the recipe below.
  2. Simmer honey and butter. Toss with hot carrots.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Garnish with fresh parsley or dill if desired.

Honey Glazed Carrots in a pot before cooking


  • Keep honey glazed carrots in an airtight container in the refrigerator and they should last about 3 days.
  • Honey glazed carrots can be frozen, too! Place them in a zippered bag with the date written on the outside and they will last about a month or two in the freezer.
  • Heat leftovers in the microwave or on the stove over medium-low heat with a dash of butter and some kosher salt and pepper.

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Honey Glazed Carrots

Fresh, crisp carrots are cooked until tender, then tossed in honey with seasonings & butter!

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  • Place carrots in salted water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer 5-6 minutes or until carrots are tender-crisp (do not overcook). Drain well.

  • Remove thyme leaves from the stem if using, set aside.

  • Add honey, butter, and salt to the pan and simmer 1 minute. Add carrots and thyme leaves if using, toss to coat.

  • Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

Baby carrots will work in place of sliced carrots, cooking time may need to be adjusted.
Fresh thyme can be replaced with a pinch of ground ginger or orange zest. 
Carrots can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
To freeze, place them in a zippered bag with the date written on the outside and they will last up to two months in the freezer.
Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop with some butter, salt, and pepper to refresh the flavors. 

Calories: 129, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 274mg, Potassium: 363mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 19119IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course Side Dish

Cuisine American

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