Maple-Glazed Carrots with Thyme

Five simple ingredients come together in this colorful carrot recipe to create an eye-catching side dish that will brighten up any meal. Sliced carrots are simmered in veggie broth with aromatic thyme and sweet maple syrup until they’re fork tender and deliciously glazed. A sprinkling of toasted pecans adds a savory crunch to each bite, turning this simple recipe into a five-star side. Serve these maple-glazed carrots as part of your plant-based Thanksgiving feast, or alongside a hearty casserole when the weather starts to get chilly. You’ll love how quickly this comes together and how little cleanup there is at the end!

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By Ellen Boeke,


  • 3 cups bias-sliced carrots
  • ¼ cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1½ tablespoons chopped toasted pecans


  • In a large nonstick skillet combine carrots, broth, thyme, and maple syrup. Cover and cook over medium 12 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender. Uncover; increase heat to medium-high. Cook 3 minutes or until liquid is reduced and carrots are glazed, stirring often. Sprinkle with pecans. If you like, season with freshly ground black pepper.

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brea bonkoski

I am going to make these for thanksgiving

brea bonkoski

I loved it! it was so good my family loved it to!

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Ellen Boeke has more than 25 years of experience as a recipe developer and food editor. She holds Bachelor's of Science degrees in consumer food science and journalism from Iowa State University and attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. Find her on LinkedIn.
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