Sweet 'n' Tangy Carrots Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Sweet ‘n’ Tangy Carrots

Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
With an irresistible brown sugar-mustard sauce, these simple simmered carrots bring bright flavor and color to the table. —Paula Zsiray, Logan, Utah

Updated: Dec. 19, 2023

Sweet ‘n’ Tangy Carrots

Prep Time 20 min
Yield 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. water, carrots and salt in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until tender, 15-20 minutes. 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.

Nutrition Facts

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