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Chive Buttered Carrots

It's nice to have a reliable side dish like this that pairs well with any entree. A friend shared the recipe with me several years ago, and I use it often. —Opan Snell, Jamestown, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds carrots, diagonally sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives


  • Place 1 in. of water and carrots in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, covered, 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain well.
  • In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add carrots, seasoned salt and pepper; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until carrots are tender. Sprinkle with chives.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 134 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • LPHJKitchen
    Apr 1, 2020

    Such a simple and easy side dish that goes with just about anything! We loved the addition of the chives to complement the sweetness of the carrots.

  • PageRD
    May 13, 2018

    Cooked carrots are not my favorite...until now. Such a simple recipe but so delicious. The seasonings are just right and I'm thrilled to have another way to use the fresh chives I have in my garden.

  • erinmarie78
    Dec 2, 2015

    This has become one of my new favorite side dishes. It is so easy to make and really brightens up the plate. I cannot stand carrot recipes that call for brown sugar, or any other sweet ingredients added to them - carrots are sweet enough in my opinion. The butter with the seasoned salt and pepper is PERFECT. I didn't have chives on hand, so I added some parsley, but I would love to try these with chives as well.

  • rebertsch
    Aug 24, 2011

    My family normally does not like cooked carrots, but I decided to try this as I had no other fresh vegetables in the house. It was an immediate success! Even the carrot hater loved them. I have made this recipe again and changed the chives to savory and again to rosemary, the family liked all the different herb changes. I also reduced the water by half. Great recipe!

  • galinthewoods
    Aug 12, 2011

    I placed the wet carrot slices in a covered glass dish and microwaved them at full power for 10 minutes and saved vitamins and time. I didn't use the full amount of butter and they still turned out great. I liked the seasonings on the carrots and they make them taste better than just the standard butter, salt, and pepper.