Brown Butter Honey Roasted Carrots with Thyme

This simple elegant side dish is the perfect addition to your holiday meal.  Brown Butter Honey Roasted Carrots with Thyme are quick, easy and delicious. Brown Butter Honey Roasted Carrots with Thyme

 

I like to use organic carrots with the tops still on; removing them just prior to cooking.  Did you know that carrots with the tops on are sweeter than those with the tops removed?  When your budget allows always purchase your carrots with bright green tops intact.  Carrots are also sweeter in the winter, so this makes it the perfect time to make Brown Butter Honey Roasted Carrots with Thyme.  That my friends is your “learn something new” lesson of the day!

Ingredients for Brown Butter Honey Roasted Carrots with Thyme:

2 Bunches Carrots

4 Tablespoons Butter

1/2 Cup Honey

2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme

Preheat the oven to 400*

In a small sauce pan melt the butter over medium heat just until it starts to brown.  When browning butter it tends to go from browning to burnt in a short period of time, so make sure to keep an eye on it.  Once the brown butter is done remove from the heat, and add in the honey.  This brown butter honey sauce would be delicious over sweet potatoes, or hot from the oven rolls or fresh bread. Yum!

Brown Butter Carrots

In a small casserole or jelly roll pan place the washed carrots with tops removed evenly in one layer.  Pour the Brown Butter Honey mixture over the carrots then sprinkle the fresh thyme.

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Roast in the oven for 25 min until they are fork tender.  Spoon the Brown Butter Honey sauce over the carrots just before serving; that is if they last that long.  I kept nibbling on them as I prepped the rest of dinner.  These Brown Butter Honey Roasted Carrots with Thyme are sure to be a hit at your next meal.  Even the kiddos will love them! (here is the delicious ham recipe too)

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Brown Butter Honey Roasted Carrots with Thyme
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Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Holiday
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Serves: 6
 
This simple elegant side dish is the perfect addition to your holiday meal. Brown Butter Honey Roasted Carrots with Thyme are quick, easy and delicious.
Ingredients
  • 2 Bunches Carrots
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • ½ Cup Honey
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400*
  2. In a small sauce pan melt the butter over medium heat just until it starts to brown. When browning butter it tends to go from browning to burnt in a short period of time, so make sure to keep an eye on it. Once the brown butter is done remove from the heat, and add in the honey.
  3. In a small casserole or jelly roll pan place the washed carrots with tops removed evenly in one layer. Pour the Brown Butter Honey mixture over the carrots then sprinkle the fresh thyme.
  4. Roast in the oven for 25 min until they are fork tender.

 

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