Sweet Hot Honey Carrots

For a long time, I legitimately hated cooked carrots. They were just never very good! I always thought they came out way too mushy, or awkwardly mushy on the outside but hard on the inside… bleh. It wasn’t until I was served cooked carrots at a restaurant (one of our favorites here in Columbus) that I realized how delicious cooked carrots could really be. These Sweet Hot Honey Carrots prove that cooked carrots can and are delicious (when cooked correctly) – not to mention they look great on your plate!

These Sweet Hot Honey Carrots will change your mind about cooked carrots forever! Tender carrots glazed with sweet hot honey and butter! | NOMaste Kitchen

What is hot honey? Hot honey is chili-pepper infused honey. I first had hot honey at one of our favorite local pizza places here in Columbus – Paulie Gee’s. You can make your own hot honey or buy it at the store! Mike’s Hot Honey is the brand of hot honey that I have always used and loved! It is a chili pepper-infused wildflower honey created harvested in NY.

Quite frankly, I am obsessed. It is INCREDIBLE! On pizza, with cheese and meat, on cornbread – pretty much anything that tastes good with traditional honey tastes amazing with Mike’s Hot Honey. Including these tri-colored carrots.

If you would like to make your own hot honey, simply combine 1 cup of honey and 2-4 sliced chiles (Thai or Fresno work) in a small saucepan. Heat on medium-low to a bare simmer, then reduce heat and let cook an hour to infuse. If your honey isn’t hot enough, add another chile! But once it reaches that perfect flavor, remove from stove and allow to sit for 30 minutes. Strain chiles from honey and chill in a small jar.

These Sweet Hot Honey Carrots will change your mind about cooked carrots forever! Tender carrots glazed with sweet hot honey and butter! | NOMaste Kitchen

Not a fan of spice? Skip the hot honey and use traditional sweet honey.
Besides the hot honey, what else makes these carrots so good? I hate to say it – but its the BUTTER! In many cases, I 100% support the use of olive oil over butter. However, in this case, I DO think that butter does taste better with these little baby carrots! Of course, you do you! But I would recommend treating yourself for this recipe!

These Sweet Hot Honey Carrots will change your mind about cooked carrots forever! Tender carrots glazed with sweet hot honey and butter! | NOMaste Kitchen

So we have hot honey. We have butter. Last key factor – a HOT OVEN! You will roast these carrots until they are perfectly tender, delicious, sweet and spicy, buttery bites of joy!

Enjoy the Sweet Hot Honey Carrots with a lean protein and a side of mashed potatoes or brussel sprouts! I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Sweet Hot Honey Carrots
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This sweet hot honey carrots are the PERFECT addition to any meal.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrots, Roasted carrots, tri-colored carrots
Servings: 4 servings
Author: NOMaste Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup hot honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 package tri-colored carrots rinse or peel to clean
  • chopped parsley to garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly grease or line a baking sheet with foil, set aside.

  2. In a small bowl combine melted butter, hot honey, salt, and pepper.

  3. Toss carrots with butter honey sauce then pour onto baking sheet. 

  4. Bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes (flipping halfway through) or until carrots begin to caramelize and brown. 

  5. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Refrigerate in an airtight container for 2-3 days. 

NOMaste,

Haley

Loved this easy veggie side dish? Try another! Garlic Parmesan Roasted AsparagusMaple Bacon Brussel SproutsRoasted Cuban Zucchini

These Sweet Hot Honey Carrots will change your mind about cooked carrots forever! Tender carrots glazed with sweet hot honey and butter! | NOMaste Kitchen



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