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Maple Tarragon Carrots

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Maple Tarragon Glazed Carrots
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My dad’s side of the family always had cooked carrots in some form for most holidays and they are a favorite vegetable with that group. This year, I hosted Thanksgiving and while I felt obligated to serve some form or cooked carrots, I was bored with the simple steamed recipe.

This recipe was an accidental success as a result of two things: my kids wanting to “help” cook and a bunch of extra ingredients that were sitting on the counter.

I keep one of these crinkle cutters for each kid in my kitchen — they aren’t sharp enough to do damage to fingers and are perfect for letting kids chop veggies for me for recipes. They get to actually be helpful and it keeps them busy while I cook. I usually cook a few meals a week that let them help chop just so they can be involved.

While I was busy with the sweet potatoes, turkey, gravy, etc., the kids asked to help so I pulled out the crinkle cutter and a bag of carrots. Ten minutes later, four kids had cut five pounds of carrots into crinkle slices so I had to find a recipe to make with them.

There was a little broth still simmering in a pot, some maple syrup left over from the pecan pie (recipe soon) and some fresh chopped tarragon from the turkey so this recipe was born.

Everyone loved it and it was a great break from plain steamed carrots … plus, it tastes fancy, but is simple to make and the kids can “help.”

Maple Tarragon Glazed Carrots

Maple Tarragon Carrots Recipe

Sweet and savory maple tarragon carrots are a kid favorite!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 130kcal
Author Katie Wells

Servings

4 -6

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a large pan.
  • Bring to a boil and cook, stirring often, for 10-15 minutes or until carrots are soft.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Maple Tarragon Carrots Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.8g12%
Saturated Fat 4.9g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 196mg9%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 10.9g12%
Protein 0.8g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

You could also try roasting these in the oven — just drizzle them with maple syrup or honey after they come out. 

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.

Comments

4 responses to “Maple Tarragon Carrots”

  1. April Espinoza Avatar
    April Espinoza

    5 stars
    Super delicious! I added butternut squash and served it with quinoa and chicken breast! Will be making again!

  2. Barb Avatar

    We love roasted carrots at our house. I simply toss then with coconut oil and salt and pepper. Roasting concentrates the sweetness. It’s like eating candy, so good. The addition of tarragon sounds amazing and I have a ton of it in the garden.

  3. Christy Avatar

    I want that cheesy chicken and broccoli bake recipe!  Where is it from?

5 from 1 vote

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