Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe came from CopyKat. It's easy to make and is a nice side dish with almost any entree. Another plus is it's a real kid pleaser!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs fresh baby carrots
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Rinse carrots and put in a sauce pan, pouring enough water in pan to just cover the top of the carrots.
  2. Cover carrots and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Turn heat to low and simmer about 30 minutes til tender when pierced with a fork.
  4. When carrots are tender pour off half to three fourths of the water.
  5. Stir in the rest of the ingredients.


Most Helpful

Just got back from KY where we went to Cracker Barrel and HAD to have those delicious carrots again. I did as others said and used BROWN sugar which made it more like the original, but I had to double the sugar to make it as sweet as CB. It had too much of a butter flavor otherwise. Really yummers though!

Martha wanna-be Melissa June 26, 2010

I left out the sugar, but they turned out great! My picky two-year-old (and husband) gobbled them up.

fluffymoonhair November 05, 2010

I too used to waitress at Cracker Barrel for several years, and I happen to know that they use brown sugar instead of plain sugar. Makes it a little sweeter.

NCSouthernBelle March 21, 2007

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