Balsamic Carrots

Balsamic Carrots

Made entirely on the stove top, these balsamic carrots don’t take up any oven space and are a delicious, carrot covered with a sweet balsamic glaze.

Balsamic Carrots are one of my favorite vegetables and these Parmesan Roasted Carrots are at the top of the list.  I also love to cook carrot in the slow cooker and this recipe for Slow Cooker Cinnamon Honey Carrots is the best. Find all my vegetable recipes here.

bowl of glazed carrots

Balsamic Glazed Carrots

Usually when I hit the produce section of the grocery store I head right to the green vegetables – broccoli, asparagus, green beans.  But earlier this week the green vegetables weren’t looking so hot.  The asparagus was too thick, the green beans were too shriveled and I just wasn’t in the mood for broccoli.  I needed a vegetable to take to a potluck dinner.  (The same one I took t his yummy cashew nut rice dish to.)

 carrots in a white bowl

I headed over to the orange vegetables, the carrots to be exact!  I grabbed a bag of baby carrots and headed home to see what I could do with them.  Using. baby carrots makes this recipe extra easy because there is no peeling or chopping.  If you want to use regular carrots, just peel them and cut them into 2-3 inch pieces.

How to Make Glazed Carrots

Ingredients for balsamic carrots

  • Boil the carrots first until they were fork tender but not too soft. Be sure they don’t get too mushy!
  • Saute red onions and red pepper in a little olive oil.
  • Add the carrots into the pan along with the onions and pepper and add in the balsamic vinegar, sugar, and salt and pepper. Stir to coat.

overhead shot of carrots in a bowl

  • The balsamic vinegar forms a nice glaze over the carrots.  Stir for 3-4 minutes and then they are ready to eat.
  • Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.
  • These carrots can be served warm or at room temperature.  If they sit for a while, stir right before serving to redistribute the glaze over the carrots.

bowl of carrots and a fork

The carrots are the perfect addition to any dinner table or holiday table.

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Balsamic Carrot Recipe


Balsamic Carrots

Sweet carrots covered in a delicious balsamic glaze.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword balsamic carrots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 33kcal


  • 1 lb. of baby carrots
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 -2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped or 1 tsp dried parsley


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and add carrots. Boil until carrots are just fork tender, not too soft.
  • Drain water.
  • In a frying pan add oil and saute onions and peppers until still tender and slightly crisp.
  • Add in carrots, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Stir and continue to cook for about 4-5 more minutes or until a nice glaze forms over the carrots.
  • Remove from stove and garnish with chopped or dried parsley


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 733IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

Originally posted March 16, 2012

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carrots in a bowl

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