Get your kids eating this easy carrot side dish on a weeknight dinner this week! They hold up well in the fridge for a few days, too- making it a meal prep rockstar.
Hey, wanna know how to get your kids eating more vegetables?
Make a carrot dish dish with butter and maple syrup.
I know, I know. It sounds like you’re basically making candy out of carrots.
And honestly, in a way, that’s exactly what you’re doing.
This kid-friendly carrot side dish is big, soft bites of carrot, cooked in butter and maple syrup.
First, you caramelize the carrots in butter, getting a lovely brown and toasty thang going.
Then, you add maple syrup and a lid to the pot, so they steam in the sweetness and retain that lovely brown caramelization.
We love these carrots on the side of something hearty, like a pot roast or roast chicken.
And they hold up like rockstars in the fridge for up to 5 days, so they get an extra participation trophy in the meal prep game!
Bite-sized chunks of carrot are browned in butter and then a lid is added and they are steamed with maple syrup, making these kid-friendly and a great side dish for your weeknight dinner tale. I used peeled, chopped carrots but baby carrots work great, too!
2 tablespoons butter
3 pounds carrots, peeled and ends trimmed
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons maple syrup
½ cup water
Chop the carrots into bite sized pieces.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Add the carrots and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the carrots have begun to brown and caramelize in the butter.
Add the maple syrup and stir to coat, then add the water and quickly cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid.
Cook the carrots until the water has dissolved and the carrots have softened through, about 5 minutes.