Save some space in your oven this Thanksgiving with these delicious Stovetop Honey Butter Carrots. They may seem humble but they’ll quickly become a family favorite.
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With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, I’m going to start bringing all the big day dishes. I have quite a few delicious recipes to share with you that will be perfect for food’s favorite holiday.
After developing and gathering the recipes I’m sharing, I realized I created a lot of side dish options so hopefully that’s what you’re looking for this year. I reshot a few old favorites, including my absolute favorite holiday side dish, corn casserole. And I’ll be resharing another cheesy veggie favorite very soon too.
I also have a crazy good bone-in turkey breast recipe coming soon that you aren’t going to want to miss.
But let’s get to these honey butter carrots.
Ingredients for Honey Butter Carrots
You just need a few simple, common ingredients to whip up these amazing carrots. They are seriously so good and I’ve never really liked cooked carrots. Here’s what you will need:
These Carrots Have SO Many Selling Points:
Who doesn’t love a holiday recipe that you don’t even need to shop for?! The 5 required ingredients for these carrots are common pantry and fridge staples that I’m betting you have already. Vegetable oil, carrots, butter, honey and dried thyme. You’ll also need water and salt but I’m counting those as freebies.
How to Make Stove Top Honey Butter Carrots
Start by heating a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. I love using cast iron for this recipe because it gives good color to the carrots.
Add vegetable oil to the hot skillet then add in the sliced carrots. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes then add water. Cover the skillet and simmer the carrots for 10 minutes until they are tender-crisp.
Once the water is almost evaporated, add in the remaining ingredients and stir to coat. Cook another 3 to 4 minutes until the carrots are tender and the honey butter sauce is thick and syrupy.
Time and Space Saver
I love that they are made completely on the stovetop freeing up that precious and limited oven space for the turkey and all important casseroles.
The fact that they are super low-maintenance is huge too since the only attention they really need is during the first and last few minutes of cooking.
With all the attention given to the turkey and other dishes, it’s nice to have a simple, humble addition to the table. These rich, sweet, creamy carrots are definitely going to become a family favorite if you give them a try.
More Easy Holiday Sides
Stovetop Honey Butter Carrots
- 1 lb. carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch coins
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
- Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add oil then carrots and saute them for 3 to 4 minutes. Add water. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes until crisp-tender.
- Once most water has evaporated, add butter, honey, salt and thyme. Cook for 3 minutes, until glazed and syrupy and tender.
August 26, 2020 at 12:48 am
Carrots and I aren’t friends. I grew up with microwave-steamed carrots and never did like them. But we tried your recipe tonight with fresh bunched carrots and it was great! Finally found a carrot I like haha. We’ll be adding it into our regular rotation. Thank you for this simple, quick, yummy recipe.
August 26, 2020 at 6:45 am
I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know!
April 5, 2021 at 7:23 pm
Made this carrot recipe and it was delicious! Will be making these carrots again. My family really liked them.
April 6, 2021 at 8:23 am
I’m so happy to hear that Carla! Thanks for taking the time to let me know, I so appreciate it!
August 29, 2022 at 7:21 pm
I’ve never made carrots in a cast iron skillet. They were delicious! I’m so glad you shared this recipe!
August 30, 2022 at 11:25 am
Hey Karen! I’m so glad you loved the recipe! It’s one of my top 5 most popular recipes here so you definitely picked a good one!