Buttery baked carrots: A super cheap recipe made with basic ingredients - that doesn't disappoint!

This is the first recipe I’m posting post a-certain-unnamed-virus coming to Minnesota – and rapidly spreading.

I’m going to spare you my opinions on everything, other than the fact that I’m really not worried. Yes, there will be a lot of pain and loss and suffering.

But we must remember that God is in control. He already knows how this will end. And while the world is in chaos and things are changing an hourly basis, He doesn’t change. And we can trust Him!

Back To The Basics

When it comes to cooking now, I think it’s time to go back to the basics: Simple, nourishing recipes that don’t cost a lot of money.

This particular recipe uses readily-available ingredients, combined in a simple but delicious way.

The carrots are par-cooked to cut down on overall cooking time. Then they’re mixed with a buttery sauced and baked until tender.

This makes a great side dish. 

Cheap, simple buttery baked carrots: Costs about $1.00 for the whole recipe!

The Cost: About $1.25

This side dish is super affordable: Just over $1.00 for the whole recipe – provided you can find a package of carrots for about $1.00.

The rest of the ingredients are pantry staples: Butter, honey, and spices.

Carrots are a cheap recipe lover's dream! Check out these buttery baked carrots.

More Cheap Carrot Recipes

Carrots are one of the most budget-friendly vegetables available, and can be prepared in so many ways:

Cheap, simple buttery baked carrots: Costs about $1.00 for the whole recipe!

Buttery Baked Carrots

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Par-boiling the carrots for 20 minutes cuts down on the baking time, and prevents the carrots from drying out.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of carrots
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Peel carrots and cut ends off. Cut larger carrots in half the long way. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Place carrots in boiling water and boil for 20 minutes, or until fork-tender.
  4. Drain carrots and place back in the pot. Add butter and spices. Mix to evenly incorporate.
  5. Place carrots in a baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes.