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5 from 3 votes

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Baby Carrots

Love those buttery sweet carrots at the Cracker Barrel?  Make them at home. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cracker Barrel Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 71kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 2 pounds fresh baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg optional


  • Rinse carrots and place in a 2-quart saucepan. Pour in enough water to just cover the top of the carrots. Cover the pan with a lid, place on medium heat, and bring to a boil. 
  • Turn the heat to low and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, until the carrots are tender when pricked with a fork. When carrots are tender, pour off half of the water. Add the margarine, sugar, and salt and place the lid back on the pan. 
  • Cook until completely tender but not mushy. More salt may be added if needed. For a little flair, add a pinch of ground nutmeg.



Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 15765IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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