Spicy Carrots Recipe
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Spicy Carrots Recipe

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While the entree cooks, fix a speedy stovetop side dish of Spicy Carrots. "After my sister brought the carrots to a family gathering, my husband begged me to asked for the recipe," recalls Dawn Flanigan of Westville, Ohio. Folks who like horseradish will enjoy the tangy-sweet combination. "It tastes too good to be so quick and easy," Dawn Assures. "I use baby carrots to save time, but regular carrots can be sliced into sticks instead," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:5 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 3-1/2 cups fresh baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2/3 cup) equals 96 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. Place carrots in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain and keep warm.
  2. In the same pan, melt butter; stir in the sugar, horseradish and parsley. Add the carrots, salt and pepper; stir gently to coat. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Carrots in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p20

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"Loved this recipe!"

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

"We loved these! They were really simple to make and are sweet and spicy at the same time. Yum!"

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"This was super easy and tasty too. I only used half a bag of baby carrots, and set the other half aside to be plain for the kids. I cut the tbsps down to 1tsp of each and just a pinch of parsley. Definitely an easy way to dress up carrots."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"Excellent - made these for Thanksgiving last year - will have to double the receipe this year - everyone liked them."

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2008

"My father makes this recipe a little different. He uses melted butter, brown sugar, honey, and horseradish. There were never any leftovers!

Michelle Schaefer- Illinois"

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