SO easy and SO delicious! These 2-ingredient Ginger Ale Glazed Carrots are guaranteed to become one of your favorite all-occasion side dishes!
The Easiest Glazed Carrots Recipe
A few years ago, we traveled to Cat Island, Bahamas for my sister’s wedding. It was a no-frills (though beautiful!) place, so we cooked our own lunches with whatever we were able to round up.
As the designated chef of the family, my husband was called upon to prepare a meal for around twenty people a day using very limited provisions.
Here is what my husband had to work with:
- a yellow-fin tuna caught on the previous afternoon’s deep-sea fishing trip
- a bag of lettuce
- a handful of extra large carrots
Of course the fresh-caught tuna on a bed of lettuce was amazing! However, it was surprisingly the carrots that stole the show.
Somehow, my husband transformed those carrots into something absolutely incredible using only a can of ginger ale he found in the fridge. Those ginger ale glazed carrots lasted about five minutes and were the surprise star of the meal!
Ginger Ale Carrots Ingredients:
- Medium bag of carrots
- 1 can of ginger ale
Seriously! That’s it!
It was actually my husband’s idea to venture into video, and I think he did an unbelievable job for our first attempt! He has no on camera training, so I’d say he’s a natural — the next Food Network Star maybe? 😉
How to make Ginger Ale Glazed Carrots
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Watch the video below, then keep reading for bonus cooking tips! A free printable copy of this recipe is available at the bottom of the post. Click here to jump to printable recipe.
TIP: You could also use a lemon-lime or citrus soda if that’s what you have on hand — the flavor might be slightly different, but it will still be sweet and savory with that perfect caramelization you can see in the pictures. YUM!
Essential Equipment: My husband uses the Kila Chef 11″ Tri-Ply Copper Bottom Frying Pan — you get all the benefits of cooking with copper, but at a fraction of the price of fancy solid copper pans!
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2-ingredient Ginger Ale Glazed Carrots are guaranteed to become one of your favorite easy side dishes!
- 1 bag carrots medium bag
- 1 can ginger ale
- Wash & peel carrots, cut off and discard ends and tips. Cut into slices 1/4" thick.
- Add carrots to greased frying pan on medium high. Brown for 2-3 minutes.
- Add half a can of ginger ale to carrots. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.
The next time you’re scrambling to create a fabulous holiday meal, or just a Tuesday night diner, don’t worry! If you’ve got a bag of carrots, a can of ginger ale, and twenty minutes, then you can make this delicious and easy side dish!
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