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You will be amazed at the flavor of these delicious, sautéed carrots. Paired with fresh thyme and honey makes these a lightly sweet and tender side dish.

Simple Ingredients

  • 2 pounds carrots
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves stalks removed
  • 2 Tablespoons honey

How to Make Sautéed Carrots

  • Peel the carrots and slice them diagonally into rounds (on the bias). Make sure that the carrot pieces are all the same thickness.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large, lidded skillet over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, stir to coat them with olive oil and cover. Cook for 4 minutes without stirring, they will start to brown.
  • Remove the lid. Add in the butter and continue to sauté uncovered 5-6 minutes, browning all sides of the carrots, stirring occasionally, under tender crisp (or desired doneness).
  • Add in the honey and thyme, and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring to coat.
  • Remove from the heat, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately.

Recipe Options

  • You can also add a pinch of red pepper flakes for heat
  • Adjust the amount of honey to your own liking

More Side Dish Recipes

I love a good vegetable side dish to make a complete meal. Here are a few other side dishes that our family loves.

I hope that you enjoy these sautéed carrots as much as we did. These are a new family favorite that will bring a bit of extra sweetness to our dinner table.

Happy Cooking

Love,

Karlynn

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Sautéed Carrots

This simple method of sautéing carrots with butter, honey, and fresh thyme makes for a simple one-pan side dish that's bursting with flavor.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Course
Side Dish
Cuisine
American
Servings
4
Calories
238
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 2 pounds carrots
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves stalks removed
  • 2 Tablespoons honey

Instructions
 

  • Peel the carrots and slice them diagonally into rounds (on the bias). Make sure that the carrot pieces are all the same thickness.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large lidded skillet over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, stir to coat them with olive oil and cover. Cook for 4 minutes without stirring, they will start to brown.
  • Remove the lid. Add in the butter and continue to sauté uncovered 5-6 minutes, browning all sides of the carrots, stirring occasionally, under tender crisp (or desired doneness). Add in the honey and thyme, and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring to coat.
  • Remove from the heat, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • You can also add a pinch of red pepper flakes for heat
  • Adjust the honey amount to your own liking

Nutrition Information

Calories: 238kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 202mg, Potassium: 739mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 38111IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 81mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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This simple method of sautéing carrots with butter, honey, and fresh thyme makes for a simple one-pan side dish that's bursting with flavor.

Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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