Honey-Mustard Glazed Carrots

If your family is like many others, vegetables may not be at the top of everyone's favorite foods list. In fact, many family cooks may find it hard to entice children to eat enough vegetables. I have a recipe today that I have adapted from a children's cookbook, Pillsbury Fast and Healthy Meals for Kids, and this recipe might just cause kids to ask for a second helping of vegetables. The recipe is for Honey-Mustard Glazed Carrots, and it is simple enough for the kids to help prepare.

Honey-Mustard Glazed Carrots
1 bag (1 pound) ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

In a two-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup water to boiling. Add carrots. Cover; simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
In a medium bowl, mix honey, oil, mustard, parsley, salt, and pepper. Add carrots; toss lightly to coat. Makes 6 - 1/2 cup servings.

Toss cooked carrots with glaze ingredients.

Pour into a serving dish and enjoy.


  1. These look delicious and they are really easy to do. That's my favorite kind of recipe. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some extra time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. I will have to try these! I found that my 2 year old likes carrots cooked with french onion soup on them, but he'd probably like this even better. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I need more recipes for sides, totally bookmarking this - Thanks!

  4. I am always looking for great side dishes, these sound awesome! Thank you for linking to Fat Camp Friday. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. These look so good. I included them in my Friday Finds this week and will be trying them soon. Thanks for posting. It looks like you have been blogging about the same length of time I have. I will be back to look around some.

  6. Anita, I'm going to try these with the kids and hold you to it! :) Thanks for linking these to Foodie Friday. I truly love your site!!!

  7. Oh, what do I need to do to get you to add me to your list of blogs??? :)

  8. Hi Anita,
    This is a great carrot recipe. We just love carrots and will be trying this one. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Terrific idea! I love dressing up veggies...and these are sure to be tasty. So glad I came across your blog...

  10. Sounds good, I like honey/mustard:@)

  11. YUM! Your recipe looks really good! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this recipe with us.
    I hope to see you there!