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Sweet 'n' Tangy Carrots Recipe

Sweet 'n' Tangy Carrots Recipe

I dress up carrots with a brown sugar and mustard sauce as a side dish for my New Year’s meal. Garnished with a little bright green parsley, the carrots add color to the dinner plate.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 2 pounds carrots, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • 1. Place 1 in. of water, carrots and salt in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • 2. Return carrots to pan; add the brown sugar, butter, mustard and pepper. Cook and stir over low heat until well coated. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 143 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 257mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268805
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2017

"These carrots are easy to prepare and everyone loves them!! Thanks for the recipe!!"

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 261507
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2017

"This was simple and a delicious. A nice change from the honey/brown sugar glazed carrots. I steamed baby carrots separately, then just started with step 2. I added in a dash of salt since I didn't boil the carrots with the salt. I'd make this again."

shannondobos User ID: 5115022 252534
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2016

"I was looking for a change to my standard steamed carrots and gave this recipe a try. Wow! These were absolutely fantastic, and I will definitely make again. What a simple and tasty way to dress up carrots. Wish I could give this 10 stars!"

habenaroman User ID: 7905288 242507
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

"Loved it."

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 240556
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"Very nice change!"

sandrasu User ID: 4814576 151950
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"My family absolutely LOVED these carrots. I added a little italian seasoning and they raved over them. A definite regular now!!!!!"

nana22 User ID: 328489 130954
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2012

"This is an excellent recipe. I have made it many times for Thanksgiving & Christmas."

jruvo87 User ID: 6121896 151949
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"This was a really good recipe. Didn't change a thing! Will be making it again!"

MelodyMahala User ID: 4582527 130953
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"Love these! Perfect side dish for just about anything."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 130120
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"This is one of the first recipes I made from the very first issue of Taste of Home I ever received. Yummy!

~ Theresa"

ClaraEmma User ID: 1692446 78634
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2008

"I have substituted dried thyme for the parsley, turned out great!"

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