Sautéed Carrots Three Ways: Simple or Dressed for The Holidays

 

I love Carrots. And with the holidays upon us one can always use a good carrot dish. This one can be made three ways. You can choose the healthiest version and simply sauté carrots in butter with a  little sea salt… or sweeten it up by adding a little light brown sugar… or make it extra fancy by adding sugar and the zest of an orange. All three ways are delicious!
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Sautéed Carrots Three Ways: Simple or Dressed for The Holidays

The Ingredients:

This recipe is so simple! All you need are fresh organic carrots, light brown, orange zest and butter!

Sautéed Carrots Three Ways: Simple or Dressed for The Holidays

I use a tool called a  microplane to zest citrus. Just lightly scrape the skin till the white is exposed, then move to a new area. The orange part of the skin is full of essential oils that smell and taste heavenly! The white underneath is bitter.

Sautéed Carrots Three Ways: Simple or Dressed for The Holidays

 

 

Sautéed Carrots Three Ways: Simple or Dressed for The Holidays

The Result:

The most amazing carrots you have ever tasted! Those crispy edges, that melted brown sugar and the fresh citrus zest!

Sautéed Carrots Three Ways: Simple or Dressed for The Holidays

 

The Recipe: Sautéed Carrots Three Ways

5 from 1 vote
Sautéed Carrots Three Ways
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins
 

I love Carrots. And with the holidays upon us one can always use a good carrot dish. This one can be made three ways. You can choose the healthiest version and simply sauté carrots in butter with a little sea salt… or sweeten it up by adding a little light brown sugar… or make it extra fancy by adding sugar and the zest of an orange. All three ways are delicious!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy side dish recipe, holiday recipe
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs carrots peeled and sliced diagonally, ¼ inch thick
  • 2-3 T Butter
  • Sea Salt and Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4-1/3 cup light brown sugar optional
  • Zest of one medium orange optional
Instructions
  1. Peel and slice carrots on the diagonal
  2. Melt butter in pan on medium heat
  3. Use enough butter to lightly coat carrots
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally until carrots are soft. This will take about 12-15 minutes.
  5. If you are keeping it simple, add a little sea salt and pepper and serve.
  6. If you want to make the sweeter version, lightly salt and then sprinkle with a little brown sugar, allow to melt and serve. If you want to really make it a tasty treat add the brown sugar and the fresh orange zest!

 

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Post tags: side dish, holidays, vegetation, gluten free

11 thoughts on “Sautéed Carrots Three Ways: Simple or Dressed for The Holidays

  1. These look DELICIOUS! We frequently saute them up with butter and salt…but the additional add ins? OH YUM! I have a big bag of carrots in the fridge and will be sampling this recipe tonight! It may just make my Thanksgiving menu, too! Thanks!

  2. Yumm! These look so good. I never cook carrots because I never know what to do with them. My vegetable order just came in and I will definitely be trying this for the kids tomorrow night! Thanks for sharing!

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