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5 from 3 votes

Brown Sugar Dill Carrots

Brown Sugar Dill Carrots are an easy side dish choice anytime but special enough for a holiday meal. These stovetop glazed carrots are cooked until fork tender and tossed in a buttery brown sugar and dill sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 120kcal


  • 1 ½ pounds carrots peeled and cut slightly on the diagonal into ½-inch slices (about 4 cups sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried plus additional for garnish, if desired
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Place sliced carrots in a 12-inch skillet and pour in just enough water to come to the top of the carrots (they should just barely be covered with water). Bring to a boil over HIGH heat. Reduce heat to LOW, cover, and simmer for about 6 to 7 minutes or until just fork tender (be careful not to overcook).
  • Drain water from the skillet and return it to the heat. Add the butter and brown sugar and cook, stirring occasionally until the butter has melted. Add the dill, salt and pepper and continue to cook, stirring for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the butter sauce has thickened a bit.
  • Serve immediately garnished with additional fresh dill, if desired.


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 19124IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg