Orange Glazed Carrots

This Orange Glazed Carrots recipe takes regular sautéed carrots to the next level! My entire family is in love with this recipe and gets so excited when I say I'm making them.

I've rarely met a kid (or an adult for that matter) that doesn’t like carrots. I couldn't resist buying these multicolored carrots that Chloe and I found at the farmers market. You can use any type of carrot you find for this recipe, but I just thought these were so fun and beautiful so I had to try them! 

Carrots are packed with fiber and beta-carotene which the body converts into vitamin A, necessary for healthy skin and vision. When the carrots are sautéed with the sweet orange juice in this recipe, they become coated with a delicious, sweet glaze and no sugar is needed. These are perfect for a quick and easy holiday dish or any time of the year for that matter.

These Orange Glazed Carrots will definitely be making our Thanksgiving menu this year, but we love carrots year round to be honest. We make so many recipes with them like Roast Carrot CoinsCarrot Ginger SoupCarrot Pineapple Muffins and these delicious Carrot Cake Pancakes. Carrots are so good for you and my kids love them, so I work them into our weekly meal plans as much as I can!

These carrots are one of my favorite side dishes to make for a a special occasion because they're super simple, but the flavors make it seem like you spent hours in the kitchen perfecting it! We make these often throughout the year, but they're always around on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

What recipes are you making for the holidays? Try this recipe out and let me know what you think! I have a feeling they'll be a staple on your dinner table time and time again. 

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Orange Glazed Carrots (Makes 6 Big Kid Servings)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 inch piece ginger, grated
  • sea or kosher salt, to taste

Preparation

1. Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the carrots and cook for 3 minutes.

2. Add the orange juice, orange zest and ginger.

3. Bring mixture to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 15 minutes.

4. Cook until carrots are tender and orange juice mixture becomes a glaze.

5. Serve.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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    [...] under family, food   i was searching for easy healthy snacks for dmitri and i came across this recipe for glazed carrots and they are really amazing. i did not measure my ingredients and i added a bit of soy sauce [...]

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  • Ashley

    are these any good cold?

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  • Ruth

    Made these for the first time over the weekend - they were so easy and delicious. Thought there would be leftovers, but I was wrong! Definitely a new go-to carrot recipe.

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  • Brei

    My son loved these! Really the first time he truly liked carrots. Thanks

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  • Kara

    I've made these twice and they are super yummy! But, I'm obsessing about getting the crystal-ly looking orange glaze… because it seems like it would be even more delicious that way. (I'm a total novice at cooking and I'm sure I'm missing a step or doing something wrong. My carrots just seem to absorb the juice, but the glaze thing isn't happenin). Thank you so much for your help and for having this blog!!!!

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