Ginger Glazed Carrots

A lovely pop of color for your plate, glazed carrots are a festive veggie – especially alongside prime rib or a steak. They look beautiful plated and also hold up well in a chaffing dish – perfect for a holiday buffet. And, this recipe can be made completely in advance, which is a nice bonus.  Simply reheat on the stove or in the microwave a few minutes before serving. Easy and elegant – gotta love that!

Ginger Glazed Carrots


  • 8 medium carrots (I prefer organic for better taste)
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • salt


  • Peel the carrots and slice on the diagonal into rounds, about 1/2″ thick.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 Tbsp. of salt and then the carrots.
  • Cook the carrots until they are just tender – approximately 4 minutes.
  • Drain carrots in a strainer. Set aside.
  • Return the pot to the stove and add the butter, brown sugar and fresh ginger.
  • Stir mixture until the butter and sugar have melted and just started to bubble.
  • Remove the pot from heat and stir in the carrots to coat well with the glaze.
  • Taste and season with additional salt if needed.
  • Serve immediately or cool and refrigerate for up to 2 days before reheating.
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