Stovetop Honey Butter Carrots

Stovetop Honey Butter Carrots are the most delicious simple, humble addition to your Thanksgiving table. Made completely on the stovetop, freeing up that precious oven space. Low maintenance and only 30 minutes to make.

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:

  • Carrots: You’ll need 1 pound of fresh carrots for this recipe. Peel and slice them into 1-inch coins.
  • Vegetable oil: For sauting the carrots before making the honey butter sauce.
  • Butter: Because the ingredient list is small and butter is a major flavor, make sure to use good quality butter. Kerry Gold is my personal favorite.
  • Honey: I love using local honey when cooking.
  • Kosher salt: For bringing out all the flavor of the carrots.
  • Dried thyme: I love the combination of thyme with the honey and butter.
Stovetop Honey Butter Carrots are the most delicious simple, humble addition to your Thanksgiving table. Made completely on the stovetop, freeing up that precious oven space. Low maintenance and only 30 minutes to make.

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.

  • Only 5, super simple ingredients required
  • The honey and butter create the most delicious sauce
  • Hello stove top
  • Less than 30 minutes from start to finish
  • Require very little attention
Stovetop Honey Butter Carrots are the most delicious simple, humble addition to your Thanksgiving table. Made completely on the stovetop, freeing up that precious oven space. Low maintenance and only 30 minutes to make.

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.

Stovetop Honey Butter Carrots are the most delicious simple, humble addition to your Thanksgiving table. Made completely on the stovetop, freeing up that precious oven space. Low maintenance and only 30 minutes to make.

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Stovetop Honey Butter Carrots are a simple, humble side dish that will quickly become the star of Thanksgiving. 5 ingredients, 30 minute perfection.
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Stovetop Honey Butter Carrots

Stovetop Honey Butter Carrots are the most delicious simple, humble addition to your Thanksgiving table. Made completely on the stovetop, freeing up that precious oven space. Low maintenance and only 30 minutes to make.
Active Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: honey butter carrots
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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4 comments

  1. 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.

    1. I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know!

  2. Made this carrot recipe and it was delicious! Will be making these carrots again. My family really liked them.

    1. I’m so happy to hear that Carla! Thanks for taking the time to let me know, I so appreciate it!

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