Glazed Bacon Carrots

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4.96 from 25 votes
These Bacon Candied Carrots are and easy side dish recipe will quickly become a family favorite. Delicious carrots are sauteed with bacon, onions and coated in a sweet, sticky glaze.  
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Glazed Bacon Carrots in a white casserole dish with a spoon on the side.

These Glazed Bacon Carrots are an easy side dish recipe that will quickly become a family favorite. Delicious carrots are sauteed with bacon, onions and coated in a sweet, sticky glaze.  Who could resist?

Glazed Bacon Carrots in a white casserole dish with a spoon on the side.

These easy Glazed Bacon Carrots will have everyone going for seconds. The flavor combination makes these carrots different and unique and so very very delicious.

The different textures in this recipe are fabulous, too.  The soft carrots, crunchy bacon and syrupy sauce are a great combination. This side dish can hold its own with any main course.


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What We Love About This Bacon Carrot Recipe

Carrots are so healthy and good for you, packed with rich nutrients, however, that doesn’t mean we can not bump up the flavor with bacon. To find out why carrots are such powerhouses check here.

  • 30 Minutes: A quick and easy side dish with lots of flavor.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or refrigerator.
  • Family Friendly: You will have no trouble getting your kids to eat their veggies when this side dish is on the menu.
A bpwl of carrots with a spoon in them.

Ingredient Notes for Carrots with Bacon

  • Sliced Carrots: Peel and cut them yourself or you can buy those cute crinkle cut chips at the grocery store.
  • Bacon: Three slices of the brand and flavor that you prefer, use the rest for blts.
  • Onion: chopped.
  • Brown Sugar: 3 Tablespoons to make that sweet glaze.
  • House Seasoning Blend– One teaspoon or to taste to add that mix of flavors that make this dish so tasty.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Carrots Bacon Recipe

These are the basic steps for making carrots with bacon. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Cutting the carrots and sauteing the veggies.

STEP 1: STEAM

First, steam carrots until they are fork tender. Drain and set aside.

STEP 2: BACON

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon in a single layer on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels and then crumble into bits and set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings in skillet.

STEP 3: SAUTE

Finally, saute onion in bacon drippings over medium-high heat for 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in brown sugar, House Seasoning Blend and cooked carrots. Lastly, cook for 5 minutes or until carrots are glazed and heated through. Sprinkle with the bacon pieces.

Making the glaze ading the carrots and making the final dish.

Prep and Storage Tips for this Carrot Bacon Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Steam the carrots ahead of time and refrigerate in a zip top bag until you are ready to create the dish. Let sit out at room temperature as you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Bacon glazed carrots will stay good in the fridge for up to four days in an airtight container. The carrots will marinade in the bacon goodness and make them even tastier.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze in an airtight container for up to three months. Laying out on a baking sheet in a flat layer on parchment paper will allow you to freeze and take out individual servings.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat in the microwave oven or in a saucepan over medium-high on the stove top.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE LOW CARB/KETO OR A HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVE?

Replace the brown sugar with a low carb substitute such as Swerve. Use a vegan bacon with some coconut aminos for a vegan recipe.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE MAPLE SYRUP OR HONEY FOR THE BROWN SUGAR?

Of course, they both add great sticky sweet flavor to the carrot bacon dish.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, adjust the recipe card below for the amount that you require for your meal.

WRAP WHOLE CARROTS IN BACON?

Bacon wrapped glazed carrots are amazing. Really a fun way to make this dish. Wrap whole carrots in strips of bacon and bake at 400 degrees for about a half hour and then add the brown sugar and spices and cook for an additional five minutes.

Top shot of the bacon carrots.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Heat: Smoked Paprika, red pepper flake as well as salt and pepper can be added to this gluten-free side. Liquid Smoke or soy sauce can add a nice umami flavor as well.
  • Short cut tip: No need for a vegetable peeler use pre cut carrots or baby carrots for this recipe or use a mandolin to make quick work of the slicing.
  • Variation tip: Smoked Pork Bacon, Maple Glazed Bacon or any flavor that you enjoy can be used for this recipe.
  • Butter: It makes everything better, try adding a little to the bacon grease when you are making the glaze.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Carrots can be cooked in the microwave instead of in a pot on the stove. Air Fryer carrot bacon recipe too. Cook in the basket in batches until tender inside and crispy on the outside.
  • No House Seasoning?: Make your own in the recipe provided or try a mix of onion powder and a teaspoon garlic powder.

What to Serve with Glazed Bacon Carrots

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Glazed Bacon Carrots in a white casserole dish with a spoon on the side.
4.96 from 25 votes

Glazed Bacon Carrots

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
These Bacon Candied Carrots are and easy side dish recipe will quickly become a family favorite. Delicious carrots are sauteed with bacon, onions and coated in a sweet, sticky glaze.  
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Steam carrots until they are fork tender.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp.
  • Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Crumble and set aside.
  • Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings in skillet.
  • Saute onion in bacon drippings over medium-high heat for 3 minutes or until tender.
  • Stir in brown sugar, House Seasoning Blend and cooked carrots.
  • Cook for 5 minutes or until carrots are glazed and heated through.
  • Serve with crumbled bacon on top.

Expert Tips

  • Add Heat: Smoked Paprika, red pepper flake as well as salt and pepper can be added to this gluten-free side. Liquid Smoke or soy sauce can add a nice umami flavor as well.
  • Short cut tip: No need for a vegetable peeler use pre cut carrots or baby carrots for this recipe or use a mandolin to make quick work of the slicing.
  • Variation tip: Smoked Bacon, Maple Glazed Bacon or any flavor that you enjoy can be used for this recipe.
  • Butter: It makes everything better, try adding a little to the bacon grease when you are making the glaze.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Carrots can be cooked in the microwave instead of in a pot on the stove. Air Fryer carrot bacon recipe too. Cook in the basket in batches until tender inside and crispy on the outside.
  • No House Seasoning?: Make your own in the recipe provided or try a mix of onion powder and a teaspoon garlic powder.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 7130IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, carrots, easy side dish

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25 thoughts on “Glazed Bacon Carrots”

  1. 5 stars
    Loved this! This tasted so amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make recipe! Fam really loves it! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

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  2. 5 stars
    These carrots are amazingly delicious! They were easy to make, and my kids loved them. We will definitely make them again.

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  3. 5 stars
    I always liked regular glazed carrots, but oh my goodness these bacon glazed carrots are SO MUCH BETTER! Making then again soon for sure – thanks for the recipe!

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    • I’ve made them a day ahead of time and reheated them on the stove. I did lose a little of the crispiness in the bacon but they were still a hit!

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  4. How much brown sugar and pepper? The ingredients just say baby carrots!?!?

    I need to make these for a family dinner tomorrow.

    Thanks! 🙂

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  5. Bacon is on my shopping list, this looks so good! Why wait for Thanksgiving? When I make it I’ll link it back to you.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh wow! I need to try this. It looks pretty easy to make and everything tastes better with bacon. 🙂

    Cindy from Superheroes and Teacups

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    • Hi Cindy! These carrots are incredible! And you’re right, everything does taste better with bacon! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply

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