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Brown Butter Sweet Carrots

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Brown Butter Sweet Carrots — steamed carrots sautéed in nutty brown butter with a sprinkle of brown sugar.

brown butter sweet carrots in a white bowl

This Brown Butter Sweet Carrots recipe proves that frozen vegetables can taste just as good as fresh vegetables. If you are looking for a way to improve the taste of boring frozen veggies, you’ve come to the right place. I’m using frozen carrots to make a super tasty side dish. The carrots are defrosted and sautéed in a salty brown butter then glazed over with a touch of brown sugar.

Frozen vegetables recipes

recipe ingredients

I use frozen vegetables for many of the dishes that I share on this blog because of the convenience. They are also highly nutritious and cook up just as well as fresh veggies. Here are a few recipes using frozen vegetables:

Brown butter sweet carrots ingredients

carrots with a sprinkling of salt in a skillet

Carrots
Salted butter
Brown sugar
Kosher salt

Prepare the carrots

The frozen carrots that I used came in a steaming pouch that I popped into the microwave for 5 minutes to defrost and warm them. I then drained the extra water from them in a strainer before adding them to my pan. Alternatively, you can run the frozen carrots under cool water until defrosted. Pat them dry before cooking them. There is no need to cook the carrots as frozen vegetables are already partially cooked before freezing.

Instructions

brown butter in a skillet

In a skillet, heat the butter over lowish-medium heat until the butter turns golden brown.
Immediately add the carrot , a pinch of kosher salt and the brown sugar.

adding brown sugar to a pan of carrots

Toss to coat and allow the carrots to cook for 5 minutes or so for the sugar to melt and coats the carrots.

Serving suggestions

brown butter sweet carrots in a white bowl

The sweet carrots make the perfect side dish for Top Round RoastPork Chops, or Herb-Roasted Chicken.

brown butter sweet carrots in a white bowl
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Brown Butter Sweet Carrots

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Brown Butter Sweet Carrots — steamed carrots sautéed in nutty brown butter with a sprinkle of brown sugar.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:20 mins

Ingredients

  • 12 oz sliced carrots defrosted according to package
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt or less to taste

Instructions

  • Defrost the carrots according to the package directions. In a skillet, heat the butter over lowish-medium heat until the butter turns golden brown*.
  • Immediately add the carrot , a pinch of kosher salt and the brown sugar.
  • Toss to coat and allow the carrots to cook for 5 minutes or so for the sugar to melt and coats the carrots.

Notes

See my post for How to Brown Butter.

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrots, frozen vegetables
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Ty

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