Chef John's Bourbon Glazed Carrots

Chef John's Bourbon Glazed Carrots

Chef John 21655

"These butter-soaked bourbon-glazed carrots are the greatest special-occasion carrot side dish of all time. Sweet, savory, and oh so glossy."


25 m servings 292 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 292 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 15.7 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 411 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. When butter foams up, add carrots. Season with salt and cook, stirring, until liquid from carrots evaporates and carrots begin to brown around the edges, 5 or 6 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Carefully pour in bourbon. Cook and stir until bourbon is almost evaporated, about 2 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle in brown sugar. Stir until carrots are almost cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  5. When carrots are nearly tender, raise heat to medium-high to thicken the glaze, 15 to 30 seconds.
  6. Season with cayenne pepper and ground black pepper. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with fresh thyme leaves, if desired.
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  1. 21 Ratings


I am happy to be the first to review Chef John's newest offering. I have made carrots in a similar fashion for years but never thought of adding bourbon. What an inspired idea! I used baby ca...

Tasty dish. A bit too sweet for most of us. Bourbon flavor was very nice and the seasoning was ok but missing something. Next time I think I will "steam" the veggies in the bourbon then add ...

My, oh my! Thank you Chef John. Served it to my husband and friends and there wasn't a carrot left over! Yes, it's sweet (and the bourbon gives it such a wonderful flavor), but It is PERFECT ...