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Sweet Carrots

Here's a flavorful way to dress up carrots without a lot of fuss. Simply steam the good-for-you veggies, then season with butter, brown sugar, vinegar and a sprinkling of chives. The carrots are not only colorful, but they're tasty, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups baby carrots
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons minced chives


  • Place carrots in a steamer basket. Place in a saucepan over 1 in. of water; bring to a boil. Cover and steam until tender, 5-8 minutes. Transfer carrots to a large bowl. Add the brown sugar, butter, vinegar and salt; toss until butter is melted and carrots are coated. Sprinkle with chives.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 72 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • Katy's mom
    Dec 9, 2020

    Delicious! These carrots go well with everything because they aren't over-sweetened and aren't overpowered by too much vinegar. I usually use regular-size carrots and cut them into 1/4 inch slices. Sometimes I use honey instead of brown sugar, or a little of each.

  • astarzynski
    Jan 6, 2020


  • Orbs
    Jul 7, 2019

    We love carrots. I cut up whole carrots, and added the brown sugar and vinegar. Delicious!

  • Parkhart
    Oct 9, 2015

    These were very good and very easy!

  • knscuba
    Oct 9, 2015

    I had a abundance of carrots in my garden. This was a nice super easy change to cooked carrots. I used green onions instead of chives. Tasty!!

  • s_pants
    Jan 31, 2013

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  • amynolen
    Aug 7, 2011

    I loved this recipe. The sauce was just right not to sweet and had a great flavor this is a recipe that I will keep and use often.

  • tedibear
    Feb 28, 2011

    Used red wine vinegar instead of white wine vinegar. Also used green onion instead of chives. This was a wonderful recipe and I will make it again. Nice sauce!

  • badgergirl
    May 12, 2009

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  • Kathy
    Feb 5, 2007

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