Easy and Delicious Sauteed Carrots

Easy and Delicious Sauteed Carrots

As many of you are aware, from my frequent updates on Facebook, I recently became a mother for the second time, welcoming little Maria into our family and giving Sofia a sister. During my hospital stay after Maria's birth, my diet was understandably restricted. One day, to my surprise, I found myself truly enjoying a simple side dish that was served with my grilled chicken breast - sauteed carrots. Perhaps it was because I had been living on a diet of water and soups for two days, but these carrots were just heavenly. Once I returned home, I replicated this dish, perhaps even surpassing the hospital version in flavor and texture.

Nowadays, our grocery list invariably includes a substantial amount of carrots, often 4-5 kg at a time. This sauteed carrot dish has become a staple in our home, not only because we enjoy its flavor, especially when paired with meat, but also due to certain dietary restrictions accompanying breastfeeding, such as the need to avoid a wide variety of other vegetables. These sauteed carrots offer a delightful blend of crunch, sweetness, and a hint of buttery goodness – a perfect combination, if you ask me.

I understand that some might find it amusing that I'm sharing a recipe for sauteed carrots. Yet, I believe there are others out there who, like me, appreciate discovering the joy in simple, yet delicious meals prepared correctly. So, give this five-step recipe a try. It's a hit with children too, Sofia absolutely loves it!


500 g
Vegetable oil
1 tbsp
50 g
0.25 tsp

Step by step

Step 1

Start by thoroughly washing the carrots, peeling them, and then grating them using a large grater.

Easy and Delicious Sauteed Carrots - Step 1
Step 2

Heat up a deep pan and add in the vegetable oil and half of the butter (25g). Allow the butter to melt completely.

Easy and Delicious Sauteed Carrots - Step 2
Step 3

Introduce the grated carrots to the pan and give them a good stir.

Easy and Delicious Sauteed Carrots - Step 3
Step 4

Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for approximately 5 minutes on medium heat. Make sure to stir the carrots at least once during this time.

Easy and Delicious Sauteed Carrots - Step 4
Step 5

After the 5 minutes, sprinkle a small amount of salt (remember, carrots are naturally sweet and do not require as much salting as other foods), add in the remaining 25g of butter, and turn off the heat.

Once the butter has fully melted, give the carrots another stir and let them sit on the stove for an additional 5 minutes.

Easy and Delicious Sauteed Carrots - Step 5
Step 6

Serve the sauteed carrots hot. They make the perfect side dish for meat or fish, or can be added to heartier dishes featuring potatoes, chickpeas, or beans.

Enjoy your meal!

Easy and Delicious Sauteed Carrots - Step 6
Quantity: 500 g
Prep time: 10 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 15 min
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