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Dutch Oven Honey Glazed Carrots in a green serving bowl garnished with fresh thyme.
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5 from 2 votes

Dutch Oven Honey Glazed Carrots

Honey Glazed Carrots are cooked in your favorite cast iron in a thickened honey sauce, perfect for your holiday table or any day of the week.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Honey Glazed Carrots
Servings: 8
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Ned
Cost: $5


  • 5 qt. Dutch oven or larger
  • 12-inch cast iron skillet


  • ½ cup butter 1 stick
  • 2 lbs carrots sliced; orange or rainbow
  • ½ tsp salt to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme stems removed, leaves only
  • 1 cup honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar


  • Place the butter in the Dutch oven (or skillet).
  • Put the cast iron in the oven and pre-heat the oven to 350°F
  • Once the butter has melted, while the oven is still pre-heating, remove the cast iron.
  • Add the carrots to the melted butter and stir well.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and thyme, stirring well
  • Pour the honey over the seasoned carrots, stirring as its poured.
  • Cover the carrots with brown sugar.
  • Cook in the oven for 45-60 minutes, or until the carrots are fork tender
  • Once the carrots are cooked, transfer them to a serving bowl, cover, and keep warm.
  • Over medium-high heat, bring the honey sauce to a high simmer.
  • Reduce for 5 minutes, stirring occassionaly, until the liquid resembles a syrup.
  • Pour the hot syrup over the waiting carrots, stir well.
  • Garnish with fresh thyme and serve.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 19340IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg