If you’re looking for a vegetable side dish to add some flavor to your meal, try these ginger maple glazed carrots! They’re so deliciously sweet with a little spice from the ginger, and the texture is perfectly tender. Serve these carrots with a roast, chopped up on a salad, or even for Thanksgiving!
Why I Love These Ginger Maple Glazed Carrots
This simple side dish is too good not to share! These baked ginger maple glazed carrots may be super easy to put together but make no mistake, they are big on flavor.
My kids love these carrots and I think it’s because they’re cooked just under they’re the perfect tender crispiness. We aren’t big fans of mushy veggies around here, so I was thrilled when I whipped up this recipe that delighted everyone when it comes to both flavor and texture.
The maple syrup is the perfect ingredient to showcase the sweetness of the carrots, but then the ginger incorporates a tiny zing that cuts the flavor so it’s not too sickly sweet. Plus, ginger really adds something special to the dish.
You can make this side dish for Thanksgiving because it’s special enough to work for a holiday, but it’s also so quick and easy that I make it for weeknight dinners when I need a veggie on the table. I hope you all love it as much as we do!
More Carrot Recipes to Try
Ingredients for This Glazed Carrots Recipe
One of the cool things about this recipe is that you can mix it up each and every time with a few simple ingredients swaps! Of course, ginger maple glazed carrots are my preference right now, but you can use the same base of this recipe (the butter, ACV, and salt) and then swap in other options.
For example, you could make honey-glazed carrots, brown sugar carrots, add some spice with cayenne, or some softer flavors like sage. It’s really up to you! Below are the simple ingredients you’ll need today though.
- Maple Syrup
- Butter – melted
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Ginger Powder
- Salt – to taste
How to Make Baked Ginger Maple Carrots
Step 1: Preheat
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Step 2: Peel and Prep Carrots
Peel your carrots and cut them so they’re about ¼-inch thick. Pace them in a 13×9 baking dish.
Step 3: Combine Glaze and Bake
In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, butter, vinegar, ginger, and salt. Pour the glaze over the carrots and cover. Bake them for 20-25 minutes, or until your desired doneness.
Step 4: Serve
Spoon the carrots into a serving dish and then pour the remaining juices over them. Garnish if desired and enjoy!
You don’t have to peel your carrots, but I’d highly recommend it. Peeling them removes the tough and sometimes bitter skin. Some people prefer the skin because they like more of an earthy texture, but for this recipe, I’d suggest peeling.
In this glazed carrot recipe I baked them, but you could also roast, grill, or air fry them! Carrots are great sauteed in a simple oil with some seasonings too. Don’t overthink “the best” way to make them and just experiment until you find your favorite.
More Vegetable Recipes to Try
- Simple Roasted Green Beans
- Lemon and Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
- Roasted Parmesan Potatoes
- Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash
Ginger Maple Glazed Carrots
- 2 pounds carrots
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
- salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Peel carrots and cut to 1/4″ thickness. Place in 13×9 inch baking dish.
- Combine maple syrup, butter, vinegar, ginger and salt. Pour over carrots and cover. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until desired tenderness.
- Spoon carrots into a serving dish and pour juices over carrots. Garnish if desired.