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A plate full of honey glazed carrots topped with thyme.
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Honey Glazed Carrots

Honey glazed carrots are the perfect sweet side dish for a weeknight dinner, and are easy to scale up for a holiday celebration! You’ll love the tender carrots and buttery honey glaze.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrots, easy side dish, honey glazed carrots
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 203kcal


  • Large pan
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon
  • Rubber spatula or wooden spoon


  • 2 bunches sweet carrots with tops, washed and cut into ½” slices
  • ¾ cup water plus more if needed
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt & black pepper to taste


  • In a large pan over medium-high heat, add the carrots, water, butter, and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook until carrots are just soft enough to be easily pierced with a knife. Do not over cook. If the pan gets too dry before the carrots are done, add a little more water.
    2 bunches sweet carrots, ¾ cup water, 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • When the carrots are cooked, add the honey, garlic powder, and season to taste with salt and black pepper. Remove the thyme sprigs before transferring to a serving plate.
    2 Tablespoons honey, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, Kosher salt & black pepper to taste


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 746mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 38210IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg