Carrots and Cranberries Recipe -
Carrots and Cranberries Recipe
  • READY IN 27 mins

Carrots and Cranberries

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"A very quick way to make fresh carrots into a tasty side dish. Even kids will like this."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    27 mins


  1. Put carrots and cranberries into a microwave-safe dish. Mix chicken broth, butter, and brown sugar together in a bowl; drizzle over the carrot mixture and stir to coat.
  2. Cook in microwave on High for 4 minutes.
  3. Continue cooking in microwave until carrots are tender, about 8 minutes more; cool at room temperature for 5 minutes and sprinkle with cinnamon.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can finish cooking this recipe on the stove. If you overcook them in the microwave they shrivel a little. The taste will be the same.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 26, 2014

There couldn't be a simpler, tastier, festive holiday carrot dish this one. We loved it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 27, 2014

Delicious, a nice change. The cranberries go well with the carrots. I recommend decreasing the amount of sugar. I needed to cook it longer than given directions.

Oct 06, 2014

This was very good, easy and kid friendly. I baked it in the oven, since I was using it for the main dish anyway. Delicious!

Jan 22, 2015

Great idea! I opted to steam carrots on stovetop instead of microwaving and used fresh cranberries instead of dried. This is a keeper and going on our Thanksgiving menu next year. Thanks!

Jan 21, 2015

Was really good and super easy! We will be using this recipe often.

Jul 11, 2014

A nice fresh side dish with 4 mins in the microwave, that works for me! I used some sweet organic carrots which got a little punch of tartness from the cranberries and little spice from the cinnamon. The carrots were so sweet that I'll probably cut back on the brown sugar next time. Followed the recipe to the letter with the exception of substituting vegetable broth (open box in the fridge) for the chicken. Mine were cooked perfectly in just 4 minutes, so watch your time because you certainly don't want them to turn to mush. Thanks myvallie for a great new carrot side dish!


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  • Calories
  • 195 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 149 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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