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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.

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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword honey butter carrots
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 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.