Baked Baby Carrots with Thyme

Best basic glazed carrots plus 15 ingenious variations

Thanksgiving Day calls for a sweet vegetable side dish that everyone can enjoy. So turn to the classic, glazed carrots! A good root vegetable is a necessity on your Thanksgiving table!

Best basic glazed carrots plus 15 ingenious variaties

Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  1. Slice the carrots into ¼-inch “wheels.”
  2. Melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the carrots and salt and toss with the melted butter.
  3. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, then add the sugar and pepper and stir.
  4. Pour in the broth. Cover with a lid and cook for another 3 minutes.
  5. Uncover and turn heat to medium-high. Toss the carrots once or twice to keep them moving, and cook away most of the liquid.

Adapted from Simply Recipes

Top 15 creative glazed carrots recipes for Thanksgiving


We don’t know what’s more delicious, homemade brown butter or raw honey, so just combine them in this Brown Butter and Honey Glazed Carrots from 3 Boys Unprocessed.


These Ginger Orange Glazed Carrots from Flavor the Moments are fresh, colorful, crisp and braised in orange juice, ginger, and maple syrup—yum!


The beautiful rainbow of colors in this Chutney Glazed Carrots from Picture-Perfect Meals is complete with a sweet heat and a jolt of ginger and parsley.


Leave the skins on these Maple Glazed Carrots from The Blond Cook, prepared with a sweet and tangy glaze.


These sweet and salty Roasted Ginger Soy Glazed Carrots with a spicy kicky from Savoury Table will make you look at glazed carrots in a whole new way!


Believe it or not, a cocktail meatball sauce is used to make these Jelly Glazed Baby Carrots from Dine & Dish. Hey, why not?!


Entice even the pickiest adult eaters with these Whiskey Glazed Carrots from My Catholic Kitchen.


The gorgeous Vegan Grilled Curry Glazed Carrots from Funny Love have an exotic twist with the addition of curry, and they’re grilled!


Sweet and sticky honey, tart lemon, and fragrant thyme make up these brilliant Honey, Lemon, and Thyme Glazed Carrots from Knead for Food.


Liven up plain old carrots with this Glazed Carrots with Whole Spices and Rosemary recipe from Dinners for Winners.


So easy to make, these tender Tarragon Glazed Carrots from A Teaspoon of Happiness are sweet and savory.


Add some Asian flavors to your Thanksgiving menu with Crunchy Sesame and Ginger Honey Glazed Carrots from Coffee and Vanilla.


Did you say “bacon glaze?” This Bacon Glazed Carrots by It Is a Keeper will have guests returning for seconds.


Who doesn’t love ranch? Everyone does, that’s why these Ranch Glazed Carrots by Mom’s Test Kitchen are sure to be a hit.

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