Orange Glazed Carrots in the Microwave

by Stephanie

Need a tasty side dish that’s healthy and goes together quickly? Try these orange glazed carrots in the microwave! This post contains affiliate links.

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What ingredients do you need to make Orange Glazed Carrots in the Microwave?

  • baby carrots
  • orange juice
  • white sugar
  • cornstarch
  • salt
  • minced parsley

How do you make Orange Glazed Carrots in the Microwave?

Mix the sugar, salt, cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of orange juice in a small bowl.

Place the carrots and the rest of the orange juice in a 1.5-qt microwavable casserole dish.

Cover and cook on high for 6 minutes. This cooking time will make them crisp tender, but if you prefer softer carrots cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Toss the cooked carrots with the cornstarch and sugar mixture and return to them to the microwave.

Cook UNCOVERED for an additional 2-3 minutes. Stir them halfway through the cooking time.

Let stand for 5 minutes.

Add minced parsley before serving.

Can you make these Orange Glazed Carrots in the Microwave ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can make them up a day ahead of time. Just keep them covered in the fridge. Then, reheat the carrot sin the microwave for 3-4 minutes when ready to serve.

How do you store leftover Orange Glazed Carrots?

Keep them in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat servings individually in the microwave.

What substitutions can I use for these Orange Glazed Carrots?

Baby Carrots – You can use regular-sized carrots and just cut them into coins or julienne them. You could also use a bag of frozen carrots instead of fresh carrots.

White Sugar – You can switch out the white sugar and use honey or brown sugar in the same amount.

Parsley – You can leave this out completely if desired.

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Orange Glazed Carrots in the Microwave
Yield: 3 cups

Orange Glazed Carrots in the Microwave

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups baby carrots (or peeled and sliced or julienned)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Mix sugar, salt, cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of orange juice in a small bowl.
  2. Place the carrots and the rest of the orange juice in a 1.5-qt microwavable casserole dish.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 6 minutes,
  4. Toss the cooked carrots with the cornstarch mixture and return to microwave.
  5. Cook uncovered for an additional 2-3 minutes. Stir halfway through the cooking time.
  6. Let the carrots stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 67Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 355mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

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