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Honey Lemon Glazed Carrots

This EASY recipe for honey lemon glazed carrots is made in the slow cooker for a no-fuss vegetable side dish for the holidays! Or for any weeknight really, because this stuff tastes like candy and who doesn't want to eat honey carrots that are this sweet and delicious? The lemon gives them the perfect tang. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Karen


  • 2 pounds carrots peeled
  • 1/4 cup half stick butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • zest from 1 lemon about 2-3 teaspoons
  • juice from 1/2 large lemon about 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley or chives optional


  • Peel the carrots and chop off the ends. Slice the carrots into medium size pieces. See photo. I prefer larger chunks, but it's totally up to you. (The smaller you chop them, the faster the carrots will cook.)
  • Add the carrots to your slow cooker.
  • Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small bowl. Add 1/4 cup honey, zest from 1 lemon, (reserve some for topping finished carrots, if you want) and juice from half a lemon (about 2 tablespoons) and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir it all together.
  • Pour the butter mixture over the carrots and stir it together. Use a spatula to spread the butter up the sides of the crock pot a few inches so that the carrots don't stick to the pot while cooking.
  • Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for about 5 hours.
  • Transfer carrots to a serving platter and drizzle with lemon honey glaze.*
  • Sprinkle with extra lemon zest and chopped parsley or chives.


*The glaze is pretty thin. If you prefer a thicker glaze, transfer the liquid to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir and simmer for 3-5 minutes until the glaze has thickened. Drizzle over warm carrots and serve right away.
To make this recipe with baby carrots, just pick up with step 2 (dump them in your slow cooker.) Easy peasy!
This recipe can be made with orange zest and juice! That's how it is featured in Valerie's book. Use the same amounts!
Source: this recipe is adapted from my friend Valerie's cookbook, The Foolproof Family Slow Cooker (And Other One Pot Solutions). It's a really great cookbook for easy weeknight dinners! Highly recommended! Valerie blogs at Valerie's Kitchen, and she is so talented! She has a real knack in the kitchen and I know you will love her recipes!


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 25297IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg