Maple Mustard Carrots

A sweet and savory Thanksgiving side that your whole family will love
maple mustard carrots

Photo courtesy of Colman’s Mustard.

If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious side dish, these sweet and savory carrots are a great addition to your dinner. This recipe can be made quickly and is perfect to whip up around the holidays.


  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 1 pound peeled carrots, sliced diagonally into ¼ inch thick slices
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard, such as Colman’s Prepared Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon or parsley, optional


In large saucepan, combine the water, carrots, maple syrup, and salt. Cover and cook over high heat for 5 minutes. 

Uncover and cook over high heat, stirring often, for 3 minutes or until tender and only a small amount of liquid remains in the pan.

Stir in the mustard and butter. Stir until well coated and carrots are tender. Garnish with herbs before serving.

Maple Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Maple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.