Caramelized Carrots

A cayenne pepper-spiced cream sauce tops these tender carrots. The quick and easy side dish requires just 20 minutes of prep time.

Photo by kaye M.
Adapted from bhg.com

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

42

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

42

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Adapted from bhg.com

Ingredients

  • 2

    Tbsp. olive oil

  • 2

    lb. whole small carrots, peeled, tops on, and halved lengthwise

  • 1/4

    tsp. salt

  • 4

    cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 2/3

    cup whipping cream

  • 1/8

    tsp. cayenne pepper

  • Snipped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

Directions

1. In an extra-large skillet cook carrots, cut sides down, in hot oil. Sprinkle with salt. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes. Uncover. Turn carrots, add garlic. Cover and continue cooking for 10 minutes more or until carrots are tender and both sides are golden brown. During cooking, gently shake skillet occasionally to prevent carrots from sticking. Transfer carrots to serving plate, cover and keep warm. 2. Add cream and cayenne pepper to skillet. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; boil gently, uncovered, for 2 to 4 minutes until cream is slightly thickened. Pour over carrots. Serve immediately. Makes 8 (1/2-cup) servings.

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