Side Essentials: Simple Sautéed Carrots

Andy Anderson !


Nothing fancy here… just some fresh carrots, and a few simple spices. That is it.

Easy to make, come out perfect every time, a one-pan recipe, and taste fresh and wholesome. It is a side dish that almost makes itself.

FYI: If you follow this cooking method, the carrost will always turn out perfectly cooked.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 lb
    fresh carrots
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • ·
    caraway seeds, to taste

  • ·
    freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

How to Make Side Essentials: Simple Sautéed Carrots


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Wash and peel the carrots, and cut on the bias into 1/4 inch (.6cm).
  4. Chef’s Note: If you thoroughly wash the carrots, you do not need to peel them. That makes the carrots more rustic.
  5. Place the carrots into a pan, and add about 1/2 cup water.
  6. Bring the pan to a boil over medium-high heat.
  7. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and cook for 6 – 7 minutes.
  8. Remove the cover, and add the butter.
  9. Continue to stir until the remainder of the water evaporates, about 1 – 2 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat and season with some salt, pepper, and caraway seeds.
  12. Sprinkle on some chopped parsley (if using), and serve as a side with your favorite foods. Enjoy.
  13. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Side Essentials: Simple Sautéed Carrots

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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