Baby Carrots

Total Time:
15 min
5 min
10 min

4 servings

  • 1 1/2 pounds baby carrots
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pats
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

Place baby carrots in 1/2-inch of water with butter, sugar, and salt. Bring water to a boil, cover pan, and reduce heat to simmer. Cook carrots 7 or 8 minutes, remove lid, and raise heat to medium high. Reduce water until it almost evaporates, a couple of minutes. Turn carrots in sauce and taste to adjust seasonings and serve.

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    My fam is not the type to eat cooked carrots, but these have broken that M.O. We loved them! Doubling the recipe will be the only way to proceed.
    Prepared these recently and loved them, just as the recipe was written. NIce balance with the sweet and salty!
    Fantastic! Easy!
    The title says it all. My son who is the pickiest eater ever asked for more of these! Carrots are something I NEVER like in food, I put these in my pot pie and they were so good. I may even make them as a side dish one of these days. I surprised myself!!
    it was very quick,easy the taste was great its one of my favorites now this is my first time preparing carrots as a dish. thanks alot "rachael ray,.
    I was looking for a recipe to help lower the potasuim content of the baby carrots because I love them uncooked. Tried this recipe out and am not really impressed. Need to keep looking for some way to have nice cooked carrots. Anyway, thanks for it. They are soft; but not as sweet as I expected them to be for the amount of sugar I added.
     After a few; I tried adding allot more sugar to it (after it was cook, obviously and it was etable.
    LOVE this recipe. Never liked cooked carrots except in soups and stew but decided to try this. My husband and I love it and I am sure when my 6 month old can eat solid foods he will enjoy them as well. Takes a little longer than 15 minutes but that's not a problem for me. :
    tried this recipe with light brown sugar and the carrots were not tasty at all, the kids wouldn't eat it, even I wouldn't eat it! Not a fan.
    i didn't change a thing and the carrots were delicious! next time i think i'll try brown sugar instead
    These are a hit with my 2 yo son! He loves them! They are sweet and juicy and so tender! YUMMO!!
    I used light brown sugar, and it came out wonderful. I'd suggest using brown sugar (light or dark), or even some sort of natural sugar (like cane) instead of refined white sugar.
    Went over big with my family who are not big on cooked carrots. The even went for seconds! My 16 yr old loves things a little sour... she suggested 'vinegar' (I think she needs a show called "The Sour Chef" because she likes almost everything with a splash of vinegar). I added some lemon juice at the table... wonderful!
    My kids (4 and 2) adore carrots but they demolished this off their plates, leaned over and stole whatever was on my plate, and then ate whatever was left in the serving bowl. A bit sweet for my tastes but was easy and loved. I did find that the reduction didn't work at fast as the directions and I was scared of having mushy carrots. I removed the carrots after the 8 minutes on stove, turned up the stove on HIGH for the remaining liquid and it reduced within a minute and was poured over the carrots.
    I used diagonal sliced carrots and the recipe came out great. Just the right amount of sweet and very tender.
    Very simple to make and super delicious!
    These carrots pleased all ages--toddler on up! Not too sweet, not too salty, not too buttery. Really great flavor, and super simple to prepare.
    My husband and I love this recipe! It is such an easy meal to make and the taste is wonderful.
    Excellent! I was worried the water wouldn't evaporate, but it did fairly quickly. My only issue is that it's not too healthy, but VERY tasty and VERY easy!
    This dresses up your carrots just a tad - enough to serve at a holiday meal with a little parsley on top to garnish. Yum!
    The carrots were mushy and had a weird blend of flavors.
    Ok, so I'm not good with this whole cooking thing. I think I used a little too much water, and I didn't have any sugar so I used honey instead. But, they still came out just sweet enough and soft without being mushy. I will definately try this recipe again.
    for method or cook time but as far as getting the water to evaporate it just didnt happen for me and I didnt want to take the carrots too far so I just drained them. Fine though. I think that brown sugar might be good too.
    My kids have always loved carrots...but they inhaled these so fast it made me chuckle! They were soooo easy to make...which is a good thing since now I have to triple or quadruple the recipe. Definately a keeper!
    These were delicious and no fuss...perfect for a quick dinner!
    turns out great and everyone loves.
    This was very easy and very good. I always wondered how to get that sweet like sauce on my carrots... just enough sweet, not too much!!
    This is an awesome recipe! My four year old asked for seconds and it was easy to make!
    I never knew how to make baby carrots that weren't too soft, too hard, or too sweet. These were just right! Highly recommended!
    very easy, very yummy!
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