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Chive Buttered Carrots

I'm kicking off Holiday Side Dishes week with one of our favorite vegetables, carrots! I found this recipe on the Taste of Home site, and I love it because it's only 5 ingredients and works well with either fresh or frozen carrots. 

I used frozen carrots this time around, but luckily my chives are still going strong so I was able to use fresh. I love my herb cutting scissors, they are a huge time saver!  Dried chives would work fine too, use 1 to 2 teaspoons.  If you don't like chives you can use rosemary or thyme. 

Thank you so much to Heather from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks for hosting #HolidaySideDishes Week and be sure to go and check out all the other fantastic recipes being shared using the links down below!

Chive Buttered Carrots

Chive Buttered Carrots
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


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


  1. 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.
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add carrots, salt and pepper; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until carrots are tender. Sprinkle with chives.

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Carrots is one of Frank's favorite vegetables so we have them a lot. Happy to have another recipe to change it up a bit. Thanks.
Lisa said…
We love carrots and with chives too. Love that it's so easy to make
Jennifer said…
I think carrots are so delicious and totally overlooked in the side dish category! These are so delicious!
Hezzi-D said…
I love the idea of Chive Butter. It sounds delicious!
Radha said…
Love the flavor profile of this vibrant side! This will a hit right away in our home!
Rebecca said…
Yum. Carrots are always a favorite recipe in my home.
Chris said…
Carrots are so underappreciated. But they are so delicious! Especially cooked with butter and chives. Yum!

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