Honey Glazed Carrots

Honey Glazed Carrots

Uplevel simple carrots with the ultimate sweet-savory combination: Honey and butter. This is one of our favorite “throw-it-all-together-and-cook” side dishes, perfect for a weeknight and a dinner party alike.

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Prep Time

7 mins

Cook Time

4-5 mins

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  • ½ lb (225g) carrots, peeled and cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or olive oil)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Place the carrot pieces, honey, butter, and salt in the Anyday dish. Cover with lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 4-5 minutes, or until the carrots are tender when pierced with a fork.
  3. Finish with lemon zest and chopped parsley.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • For a spicy and smoky twist, add some chipotle adobo sauce to mixture before cooking.
  • Add some grated ginger for a more flavorful side dish.
  • If using baby carrots, make sure to microwave with the lid slightly ajar, as the extra moisture in them can cause the dish to be watery.
  • For a lighter version of this side dish, use olive oil instead of butter.
  • For a vegan version of this side dish, substitute the butter and honey for olive oil and maple syrup.