brown sugar glazed carrots

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

These delicious Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots caramelize as they bake, making them an irresistible side dish! They’re easy to make and sure to be hit!

Roasted carrots are a favourite around here. They go so well with a good roast, making them essential around here when roast beef, pork, chicken or lamb are on the menu.

This recipe is so beloved it even graces our dinner table on special occasions! They have been served on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas and are always a hit.

Carrots are delicious even when they’re raw, but when you caramelize them in the oven like this, they are out of this world! Even a picky eater will find them pretty darn delicious!

I mean, these veggies are essentially candied when they come out of the oven! Who doesn’t like candy??

How to make Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Making these babies is truly easy to do. This recipe requires minimal ingredients, all of which you probably already have in your pantry. The amount of “work” needed to make these is easy enough for any novice in the kitchen.

To start, I prep my carrots. You can use regular carrots but I bought these adorable baby carrots (not the kind of baby carrots that are the size of your pinky) but small little carrots that were pre-peeled and ready to go. I found them in costco and they made making this dish even easier. Even if you use regular carrots, though, this dish is easy so don’t worry!

If you are using larger carrots, I recommend cutting them in half lengthwise to help ensure they cook through in good time without risking burning the brown sugar glaze.

On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, I toss the carrots with olive oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Then I roast them in the oven for about 30 minutes, flipping them halfway through.

Depending on the size of your carrots, you may need to adjust your cooking time.

That is it.

No, really. That is the extend of this dish. Despite minimal effort, you really do end up with an amazing result and a side dish that may just steal the limelight.

I hope you love these delicious carrots as much as we do! Bon appetit!


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Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots



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  • 2 dozen small carrots or 1 dozen large carrots, peeled (if using larger carrots, slice in half lengthwise)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place carrots onto the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Using your hands toss everything together to coat the carrots evenly.
  • Bake for 15 minutes and then flip carrots over. Continue to bake for 10-15 minutes* or until the carrots are fork tender.


  • *I used small carrots for this recipe. If you are using larger, thicker carrots, you will have to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

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