Monday, March 30, 2015

Sweet Dill Glazed Carrots

Yum

Tender orange carrots cooked in a butter, brown sugar, and dill sauce.  A colorful and flavorful vegetable side dish.


Sweet Dill Glazed Carrots:  Tender orange carrots cooked in a butter, brown sugar, and dill sauce.  A colorful and flavorful vegetable side dish.



I was looking for a new winter vegetable side dish when my husband remembered his mom making this when he was younger.  He didn't know the exact recipe so I looked it up online and made a few adjustments.  I first tried it at Christmas with our Swedish Meatballs and fell in love.  Then I had to make it again to go with other winter meals like Lamb & Guinness Shepherds Pie and Chicken and Wild Rice Hotdish.  This is a wonderful warm vegetable side and I love the orange color.  It's like sunshine on a plate.

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Everyone knows carrots are good for eyes, but they are also delicious.  Carrots have a natural sweetness that can be enhanced with the addition of any type of sweetener and this recipe does just that. The carrots are tossed in butter, brown sugar, and dried dill then baked until tender.  The sugar brings out the sweetness, but it's not too sweet.  This is a great way to cook carrots that will brighten up any plate.  You can use sliced carrots or even baby carrots for a simple and quick vegetable side that tastes and looks great.

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Sweet Dill Glazed Carrots:  Tender orange carrots cooked in a butter, brown sugar, and dill sauce.  A colorful and flavorful vegetable side dish.

Sweet Dill Glazed Carrots


Ingredients:

1 pound carrots (either sliced or baby carrots)
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp brown sugar
a few shakes of dried dill

Sweet Dill Glazed Carrots:  Tender orange carrots cooked in a butter, brown sugar, and dill sauce.  A colorful and flavorful vegetable side dish.

Preheat oven to 350F

In a large bowl, melt the butter in the microwave and then mix in the brown sugar.

Toss the carrots (at room temperature--if they are cold just out of the fridge the melted butter will solidify again and be more difficult to coat the carrots) with the butter mixture until all the carrots are coated.

Sprinkle with some dill and toss more adding more dill as needed until all the carrots are coated with some dill.

Pour everything into a covered baking dish, cover, and bake at 350F for 30 minutes-1 hour until tender.  Sliced carrots take less time than baby carrots (it all depends on the size of the carrot).

Makes 4-6 servings.

Enjoy.

Sweet Dill Glazed Carrots:  Tender orange carrots cooked in a butter, brown sugar, and dill sauce.  A colorful and flavorful vegetable side dish.



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8 comments:

  1. I make glazed carrots all the time Joybee, never used dill in them. A nice touch, will try next time I make them.

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  2. I love glazed carrots Michelle, don't you? They make such a great side dish with so much color. The dill is great in them I hope you like it.

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  3. Kim Daniels LewisApril 3, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    This looks amazing! You are so talented. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Easter! Lou Lou Girls

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  4. I would just love your Carrots! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.

    Come Back Soon!

    Miz Helen

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  5. Carrots are so sweet and delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious Sweet Dill Glazed Carrots recipe on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I’m pinning and sharing!

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  6. Thanks, Miz Helen. Carrots are so great just about any way they are cooked or even raw.

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  7. Thanks, Deborah. Carrots are amazing.

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