Maple Butter Carrots

Maple Butter Carrots

I’m always looking for new and delicious side dishes. I always have a long list of entrees I want to try, and then I fall flat on the sides and either just throw together a salad, mixed vegetables, rice or noodles. But I’ve switched my focus as of late to make sure that the sides I make are just as delicious as the entree itself. These Maple Butter Carrots were the start of that.

Maple Butter Carrots

I sautéed these carrots in olive oil, butter and garlic. BUT the ingredients that really sent these carrots over the edge, and catapult them into the realm of deliciousness, are maple syrup and dried basil.

The sweetness of the maple syrup makes these carrots irresistible. I had my boyfriend and his children asking for thirds, saying that these were the best carrots that they’ve ever had.

Now, these carrots are in the regular dinner rotation, and I promise they will be for you too after you make them for your family.

Maple Butter CarrotsEnjoy, loves!

Maple Butter Carrots


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a skillet
  2. Melt butter in skillet
  3. Sautee garlic for one minute in the butter/oil
  4. Add carrots to the skillet
  5. Add maple syrup and basil to the skillet
  6. Toss the carrots to cover in the butter/syrup/oil
  7. Cover and cook for 10 minutes
  8. Stir
  9. Cover and cook for 10 more minutes
  10. Serve!

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Cat is a social worker and journalist with a degree in Media Arts & Design from James Madison University. She lived in New Orleans for the past two years working with the homeless population but recently relocated to Denver. In her spare time she is crafting, cooking, decorating and creating anything she can. She believes the most delicious meals and the most beautiful decorations are homemade. She loves to experiment with her recipes and crafts to provide delicious and unique meals and crafts at an affordable price. She loves to travel, soak up new cultures, photograph everything and anything, and live life outdoors.

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  1. Hi Cat, For this recipe, did you just use a 16 oz bag of baby carrots? I noticed the carrots were not listed under the ingredients. Thank you! – Carrie

  2. I can’t wait to try this! It looks so good. I have a salmon recipe that I think this will pair perfect with. Thanks.

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