Spring is in the air – Lets cook with Maple Syrup! Maple Glazed Carrots Recipe #whatscooking

It is finally starting to feel like spring.  I can see patches of grass on my front lawn now that the piles and piles of snow are melting, and I even heard the bird chirping when I got out of bed this morning!  What is one of the tastiest parts of springtime?  Fresh Maple Syrup!  I am hoping the weather will cooperate this weekend so that we can take the boys to the sugar bush to see how Maple Syrup is made.  I need to replenish our stock or real maple syrup so that I can make some of the tasty maple recipes that I have found on the What’s Cooking site. easy vegetable side dish maple glazed carrot recipe 1

I gave the Maple Glazed Carrots recipe a test run this weekend, as I am thinking of making it for Easter dinner, and were they ever a hit!  This easy to make vegetable side dish is perfect if you are hosting or if you need to bring a item to an event.  With only 5 ingredients you likely have most of them in your kitchen right now, and you can prep the Maple Glazed Carrots ahead of time and re-heat right before serving.  The subtle sweet maple flavor will make this dish a favourite with adults and kids alike.

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Maple Glazed Carrots Recipe


  • 2 lbs Baby Carrots one large bag
  • ¼ cup Kraft Calorie-wise Catalina Dressing or regular if you prefer
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Margarine or Butter
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans optional


  • Cook carrots in a large pot of boiling water until tender. Drain and return to pot.
  • Meanwhile in another small saucepan mix Catalina Dressing and Maple Syrup. Cook on medium-low heat for 15-20 mins, stirring occasionally, until hot and bubbly.
  • Pour glaze over carrots and cook over medium-low heat for 5 mins or until glaze is thickened to desired consistency. Stir frequently.
  • Stir in butter or margarine. Stir in pecans (optional) and serve. If preparing a head of time add pecans just prior to reheating.
easy vegetable side dish maple glazed carrot recipe
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After browsing the maple recipes online, I can’t wait to try the Maple Raspberry Blossoms or the Maple-Baked Apple ChickenWhat is your favorite way to cook or bake with maple syrup?


Disclosure:  I am part of the Kraft’s Whats Cooking ambassador program.  All opinions are strictly my own.

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25 thoughts on “Spring is in the air – Lets cook with Maple Syrup! Maple Glazed Carrots Recipe #whatscooking”

  1. Love this! Never tried maple on carrots but it sure sounds delicious. I will have to make this on my next major family dinner.

  2. Looks very delicious, indeed. I really never think to use salad dressing in other ways than ON a salad, but I really should branch out as there are so many great ideas out there!

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    oh this must be a recipe made for me! I love maple syrup and though I eat carrots when I must I’d rather have other vegetables. This recipe though could make me love carrots 🙂

  4. I don’t use maple syrup very much in cooking/baking but this recipe definitely inspires me to do it more!

  5. My husband and I both love carrots and I am always looking for different ways to prepare them….This recipe sounds great and I am pinning this to make one evening with our supper. Have never thought of using Catalina Dressing and maple syrup together. Can’t wait to see how this turns out and how it tastes!.

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