My Go-To Thanksgiving Side Dish

by - November 23, 2016

I like to cook, but I'm not what you'd call a chef. I make a good pot of chili, to-die for potato salad, and can fry a mean pork chop, but I can't just come up with my own dish, and I usually don't stray far from a recipe other than to omit some things like onions or peppers. So it's safe to say you won't find me cooking the Thanksgiving turkey anytime soon, but it's tradition in my family for everyone to bring a dish to Thanksgiving. A few years ago I decided that those of us who don't like sweet potatoes or yams needed a similar alternative so I decided to try my hand at glazed carrots. They were such a big hit that I decided this year to share my ridiculously simple recipe.

What you'll need:
  • 2 cans of carrots (I prefer Del Monte but it really doesn't matter)
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Black pepper (optional)
  1. Heat both cans of carrots on the stove just like you would if you were preparing them normally.
  2. Once heated through, drain water off.
  3. Transfer into serving dish.
  4. Add a few teaspoons of butter (I usually do three but I'm not big on butter).
  5. Once the butter has melted, add in desired amount of brown sugar, gently stirring so as not to smush your carrots. You'll want at least two tablespoons but last time I made them I used four.
  6. Optional: sprinkle on black pepper to taste.
See, I told you. Super simple and takes about 10 minutes to prepare.

What's your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?

Recipe adapted from this version.

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