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Cracker Barrel Carrots make an excellent side dish to many different meals. This copycat recipe is my favorite and loaded with sweet flavor.

Baby Carrots in a bowl
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Copycat Cracker Barrel Carrots:

We love Cracker Barrel Recipe for Carrots. You only need a few ingredients and the carrots are a perfect blend of sweetness. These baby carrots are budget friendly and make an easy side dish.

Using baby carrots to make this recipe as they are easy to boil. Adding the brown sugar and butter gives this carrots so much flavor. The next time you need an easy side dish recipe at home, these Cracker Barrel Carrots are the ones to make.

You may also love Crock Pot Glazed Carrots Recipe.

Ingredients needed - Baby Carrots, butter, brown sugar, salt

Ingredients: 

  • Fresh Baby Carrots 
  • Butter 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Salt 

How to Make Cracker Barrel Carrots: 

  • Step 1 – Thoroughly wash the carrots and place them in a saucepan.  Pour water on top of the carrots until the carrots are completely covered. 
  • Step 2 – Cover the pan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Then reduce the heat to medium and cook covered for 20-25 minutes until the carrots are fork tender. 
  • Step 3 – Once the carrots are tender, pour half of the water out of the pan.  Stir in the butter, brown sugar and salt.  Stir to combine all the ingredients. 
  • Step 4 – Cover and cook for 6-7 more minutes.  Watch closely so that the carrots don’t get mushy. 
The process of making Cracker Barrel Carrots
  • Step 5 – Taste test and add more salt if needed. 
  • Step 6 – Then serve warm and enjoy. 
Baby Carrots in a bowl

Tips for Best Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots:

  • Cooking Carrots – Cover the top of the sauce pan as the carrots are cooking over medium heat. Once water starting boiling heat to low and simmer.
  • Carrots – Prepare the carrots by cleaning and then place in a sauce pan. Then add water to cover the carrots.
Baby Carrots in a bowl with a serving on a spoon

Substitutions and Additions:

  • Carrots – Feel free to use regular carrots. Cut the carrots in half to fit in the saucepan.
  • Seasoning – We use regular butter, but you can also use margarine.

How to Store:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  These carrots can also be frozen but placing in a freezer safe container. They will last about 3 months.

When ready to serve, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat in the microwave or in a sauce pan.

Baby Carrots in a bowl

What to Serve with Cracker Barrel Carrots:

  • Roasted Turkey
  • Meatloaf
  • Grilled Steak
  • Grilled Chicken
Baby Carrots in a bowl

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Cracker Barrel Carrots

5 from 11 votes
Cracker Barrel Carrots make an excellent side dish to many different meals. This copycat recipe is my favorite and loaded with sweet flavor.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 94

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Thoroughly wash the carrots and place them in a saucepan.  Pour water on top of the carrots until the carrots are completely covered.
  • Cover the pan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Then reduce the heat to medium and cook covered for 20-25 minutes until the carrots are fork tender.
  • Once the carrots are cooked through, pour half of the water out of the pan.  Stir in the butter, brown sugar and salt.  Stir to combine all the ingredients.
  • Cover and cook for 6-7 more minutes.  Watch closely so that the carrots don’t get mushy.
  • Taste test and add more salt if needed.
  • Then serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 94kcal, Carbohydrates 14g, Protein 1g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 536mg, Potassium 362mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 20967IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 51mg, Iron 1mg

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