Easy Cooked Carrots in the Microwave

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Quick, easy cooked carrots in the microwave. Perfect for a last-minute side dish you can make in less than 10 minutes.

Easy Cooked Carrots

Boy do I have a super quick and easy recipe for you!  My life has been in chaos for the last 2 weeks straight, so I haven’t had time to really plan out meals, and we were also trying to clean out our fridge and pantry before moving.  These easy microwave carrots are the perfect quick side dish you can throw together in a pinch.  If you are like me, you ALWAYS have carrots on hand, and the other ingredients are just household staples.

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Sorry for the terrible photos, it was late at night in our rental house, so the lighting was not great.

All you need are some carrots (baby carrots or whole carrots sliced into rounds) butter, seasonings and a little bit of brown sugar. If you decide to go with baby carrots they will take a little bit longer to cook in the microwave, but still turn out just a delicious!

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These easy cooked carrots are so super yummy!  The butter cooks them while the brown sugar gives them a little caramelization.  The garlic is just a nice added bonus!  You can serve these with just about anything, but we ate them with a meatloaf I made when I did a bunch of freezer cooking.


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Easy Cooked Carrots
Easy Cooked Carrots

Easy Cooked Carrots

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Quick and easy go to side dish when you are in a hurry. Make these yummy carrots in less than 10 minutes


  • 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into rounds
  • 3 tbsps butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Wash, peel and chop your carrots into rounds. Place in a microwave safe bowl with brown sugar, garlic and salt and pepper. 
  2. Microwave on high, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes, or until tender. You will want to stop half way through cook time to stir up melted butter and brown sugar.
  3. Cook in additional 1 minute intervals until desired softness.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 4 servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 106Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 23mgSodium 170mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 1g

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