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Sautéed Carrots

Not only are these Sauteed Carrots easy and quick to make, but they are so sweet, tasty and delicious that your kids won't even realize they are eating their veggies! This is one of the best side dishes to make on a busy night to add extra nutrition to your meal!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 66kcal


  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh herbs for garnish


  • Peel carrots and slice into 1/4 inch thick coins on a diagonal
  • Place in saute pan with lid along with water
  • Bring to a simmer and let cook for 3-5 minutes until water starts to evaporate and carrots are slightly tender
  • Remove lid and let remaining water cook off until only about 1 tablespoon remains
  • Add remaining ingredients except herbs and let cook and additional 3-4 minutes until carrots are tender
  • Garnish with fresh herbs to serve


  • use fresh peeled and sliced regular carrots and not baby carrots in this recipe for best results
  • you can use a smaller 10 inch skillet for this recipe, or double and use a larger skillet
  • the thinner the carrots are sliced the faster they will cook
  • if substituting dried herbs, use about 1 teaspoon and add them in with the honey, etc. so that they can soften
  • I like to add the fresh herbs about 1 minute before I'm done cooking so they incorporate but don't get overcooked 


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 15190IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg