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Glazed Grilled Carrots is an easy side dish cooked to perfection on the grill. It has a delicious brown sugar glaze that will make everyone a fan of carrots.
Glazed Grilled Carrots
Glazed Carrots make an excellent side dish with numerous meals. They are fork tender and sweet. Even my kiddos that don’t really care for carrots love this recipe.
The glaze transforms this veggie into something special. It’s budget friendly, easy to prepare and always a crowd pleaser. This is a must try recipe and the entire family will love it.
How to grill carrots with glaze:
The trick to grilling carrots is to allow them to cook for 12 to 15 minutes while continuously flipping them every 3 to 4 minutes. Initially the carrots will cook on direct heat.
However, if you notice the carrots are getting too browned, move them to indirect heat to prevent them from over browning.
This is key to perfectly cooked carrots and not burning them. A little bit of char is good, but you don’t want them too brown!
- Whole Carrots
- Olive Oil
- Butter, melted
- Brown Sugar
How to grill carrots with glaze:
- Step 1. Prepare the grill. Heat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
- Step 2. Prepare the carrots. If the carrots are thicker, cut the carrots in half lengthwise. Then peel the carrots. Toss the carrots in the olive oil and then place the carrots direction on the grill grates.
- Step 3. Place the carrots on the grill. Cook the carrots on the grill for 12-15 minutes flipping them every 3-4 minutes. Depending on the size of the carrots, they may need to cook 20 minutes. If the carrots get too browned, move them to indirect heat to prevent them from over browning.
- Step 4. Combine the glaze ingredients. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter and brown sugar. Just before you are ready to remove the carrots from the grill, brush the glaze onto the carrots (both side) and grill them for 1-2 more minutes.
- Step 5. Serve and enjoy. Remove these easy grilled carrots from the grill and serve immediately while warm. Enjoy!
Jump to recipe below for complete instructions.
How to store leftovers:
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. They are tasty served the next day and we all enjoy these as leftovers.
I like to put the carrots in individual portion containers along with the other leftovers. It makes for an easy grab and go meal for us to take to work, school or wherever.
I learned a long time ago that this simple step helps to prevent us from eating take out. Since it is already packed and ready to go, it saves time the next morning.
Can you freeze cooked carrots:
Yes, these carrots can be frozen. Just make sure they are completely cooled before freezing.
Then place the carrots inside a freezer bag or container. Freeze up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat when ready to serve.
Tips for cooking carrots on the grill:
- Carrots. We love using whole carrots for this recipe, but you can use baby carrots as well. Just watch them closely to make sure that they don’t fall in between the grill grates while grilling them.
- Maple Syrup. You can also use maple syrup in place of the brown sugar or in combination with. It adds a richness to the carrots that is delicious.
- Soy Sauce. For a sweet and tangy taste, try adding soy sauce to the glaze along with salt and pepper.
- Peel the carrots. While you do not have to peel them, I think they look and taste better if you do. Baby carrots usually come packaged ready to enjoy if using that variety.
- Glaze the carrots. Do not add the glaze until the last few minutes of grilling. This will prevent them from burning and flaming while cooking.
What to serve with Grilled Carrots:
- Grilled Bacon Wrapped Chicken Recipe – Bacon makes everything better and this recipe is no exception. It is delicious and our entire family loves it with these sweet, glazed carrots.
- Catalina Glazed Grilled Chicken – Catalina flavor is always yummy and it pairs well with the carrots.
- Grilled Bone in Pork Chops Recipe – This is one of our favorite meals. The pork is tender and flavorful. We love these with grilled carrots.
The carrots are delicious with so many different meals. We just love to make the entire meal on the grill. It keeps the kitchen clean and cool.
This is so helpful during busy weeknights, and everything just tastes better on the grill! However, feel free to serve these with your favorite meal.
Grilled Glazed Carrots taste amazing.
This glazed carrots recipe is simply fabulous. It is super easy to fix and so inexpensive. You can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe.
My family was really impressed the first time I grilled carrots. They were a bit skeptical until they tasted them. The sweet glaze combined with the grill flavor really kicks it up a notch.
Print this Easy glazed grilled carrots recipe:
Grilled Glazed Carrots
- Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F). If the carrots are thicker, cut the carrots in half lengthwise.
- Toss the carrots in the olive oil and then place the carrots direction on the grill grates. Cook the carrots on the grill for 12-15 minutes flipping them every 3-4 minutes. If the carrots get too browned, move them to indirect heat to prevent them from over browning.
- In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter and brown sugar. Just before you are ready to remove the carrots from the grill, brush the glaze onto the carrots (both side) and grill them for 1-2 more minutes.
- Remove the carrots from the grill and serve immediately while warm. Enjoy!
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