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Buttery Carrots

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


12 servings

My mother made this recipe often when I was growing up. She got it from a friend who was a chef at a local restaurant my parents frequented. The onions really bring out the sweetness of the carrots. When I have carrots fresh from the garden, I don't even peel them—I just scrub them well before cutting. For holiday buffets, I often double or triple this recipe —Mary Ellen Chambers, Lakewood, Ohio
Buttery Carrots Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 pounds medium carrots, halved crosswise and cut into strips
  • 2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Coarsely ground pepper, optional


  1. Place 2 in. water in a 6-qt. stockpot. Add carrots and onions; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until carrots are crisp-tender, 10-12 minutes.
  2. Drain vegetables. Toss with remaining ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 123 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein.

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