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Easy 10-Minute Sautéed Carrots with a wooden spoon on top
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Easy 10-Minute Sautéed Carrots Recipe

This sautéed carrots recipe is easy, delicious, and makes for the perfect vegetable side dish for any meal. Plus, they’re done in just 10 minutes — making them a quick addition to a weeknight dinner!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: carrots, olive oil
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 94kcal


  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • herbs of choice see list below for ideas


  • Wash and peel carrots.
  • Slice carrots on the diagonal into 1/4-inch-thick rounds.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the carrots and toss them around to coat them in the oil a bit. Spread the carrots out in an even layer in your skillet.
  • Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes (no peeking!). The water from the carrots will create enough steam to cook them when covered.
  • Uncover and season the carrots with garlic powder and salt. Stir the carrots around the skillet to coat them in the seasoning and let them continue to cook for 2-3 more minutes or until the carrots are fork tender.
  • Season with fresh herbs or seasonings of choice, if using. Taste and add more salt and/or garlic powder, if desired.
  • Enjoy immediately.


This sautéed carrots recipe is a great jumping off point for you to adapt to fit your personal taste and get you excited about adding more veggies to the table. Here are some tried-and-true flavor pairings that really bring sautéed carrots to the next level.
  • cinnamon
  • coriander
  • cumin
  • dill
  • ginger
  • honey
  • lemon
  • maple syrup
  • parsley
  • tarragon
  • thyme


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 18944IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg