Traeger Grilled Carrots With Honey Butter Glaze

Want to try a delicious grilled carrots recipe? We take the humble carrot and smoke and grill it to perfection, then top then with a honey butter glaze drooooool! 

This is a super simple recipe that will have all the guests asking for your recipe!

Why You’ll Love Traeger Grilled Smoked Carrots 

I shouldn’t call a carrot simple as it has as much potential as a potato. Which I’m sure you enjoy in one variety or another.

Smoking and grilling carrots transforms this veggies to a DELICOUS side dish! But the really standout is the honey butter glaze, I like to use the glaze part way thought the cook then I save some to top the carrots just before serving.

What You Need for Smoked and Grilled Carrots

  • Carrots (I like to use the multicolour variety as it looks good when plated)
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
  • Dash of olive oil

Honey Glaze Ingredients

  • Wild honey
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Maple syrup 
  • Garlic clove (minced)
  • Onion powder
  • Balsamic vinegar 
  • Water

Equipment

  • Traeger Pellet Smoker
  • Light wood pellets (fruit variety like applewood or maple) 
  • Baking dish
  • Sharp knife or peeler 
  • Saucepan 
  • Basting brush
  • Aluminum foil

How to Smoke and Grill Carrots on a Traeger

Below is my simple steps for grilled and smoked carrots, the perfect side for a cookout or weeknight meal.

Step 1: Prepare The Carrots

Load the pellets, preheat the Traeger grill to 300°F, peel and wash the carrots.

-Try to keep them whole if they are of a similar size. (If not, then cut to the same size)

– Dry and then cover lightly with olive oil.

– Sprinkle the cayenne, salt, and black pepper.

Place the carrots on a baking tray evenly apart.

Step 2: Make The Butter and Honey Glaze

In a bowl combine the honey, butter. minced garlic, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, brown sugar, onion powder and water, stir to combine

Place in the microwave for 20 seconds and remove and stir, put back in the mircowave for longer if the butter hasn’t melted.

Step 3: Smoking The Carrots

– Place the baking tray of carrots in the Traeger grill. Close the Traeger’s lid and grill the carrots for 35 minutes.

Open and check for if they are cooked though. You can turn them if you like Brush the glaze evenly over all of the carrots. Reserve some glaze for serving

Smoke with the lid open for a further 5 minutes.

Step 4: Remove The Carrots From The Smoker, Serve & Enjoy

Remove the carrots and cover with foil until your ready to serve. Use the remaining glaze to top the carrots and top with the parsley

Why Smoking Carrots On A Traeger Works So Well

The reason why I love smoking on my Traeger so much is mainly because there isn’t any worrying about maintaining or monitoring a constant temperature.

But really my favorite thing is you can have you main dish like ribs or brisket cooking away and you can throw you carrots on the side. Its means you have a super simple side that looks good and tastes even better.

What Type of Carrots You Can Use to Smoke

Our recipe focuses on the Chanteny variety which is the most popular and widely grown. But almost any smoking recipe or preparation for others can be used.

Don’t limit yourself!

Imperator Carrots

This variety tends to be long and slender. Slender carrots are best cut into uniform 1-inch pieces or ‘chips’ Cook on medium heat with light smoke for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy the carrots as a crispy snack straight from the baking tray!

Baby Carrots

This variety is smaller and condensed in flavor. Take advantage of the carrot flavor by infusing them with heavy smoke. Wrap in a piece of bacon for the ultimate holiday dinner appetizer. 

Nantes Carrots 

The highest sugar content variety. You won’t be needing to add extra sweetness like brown sugar or a honey glaze.Smoke slowly with indirect heat and watch natural sugars bubble away!

What Temperature Do I Set The Traeger?

You should smoke your carrots at 300°F for 30-40 minutes.

How Long Do You Need to Smoke The Carrots For?

At 300°F the cooking time will average at around 30 40 minutes.

What If I Don’t Have A Traeger Pellet Smoker?

A charcoal smoker or gas smoker will work fine, just be extra careful of the cooking temperature.

What To Serve With Our Delicious Smoked Carrots?

I like to serve grilled carrots as a side dish for the following

Smoked Turkey Breast

Smoked Tri Tip

Traeger Smoked Brisket

Want More Easy And Delicious Recipes?

Here are some of my favorite Traeger recipes you can try at home.

Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Smoked Bologna

Smoked Spatchcocked Turkey

Smoked Brisket

Traeger Grilled Carrots

This is a super simple smoked and grilled carrot recipe for a Traeger. The best is the honey butter glaze which you add to the carrots put way though the cook.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: dinner, lunch
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 5

Equipment

  • Traeger electric pellet smoker
  • Light wood pellets (fruit variety like applewood or maple) 
  • Baking dish
  • Sharp knife or peeler 
  • Saucepan
  • Basting brush
  • Aluminum foil

Ingredients

  • 4 yellow carrots of the Chanteny variety baby carrots work too
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • bunch fresh chopped parsley for garnish
  • Dash of olive oil

Honey Butter Glaze Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp good quality honey
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp maple syrup 
  • 1 tbsp fresh garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 100 ml water

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare The Carrots

  • Load the pellets and set preheat your Traeger to 300°F
  • Peel and wash the carrots.
  • Try to keep them whole if they are of a similar size. (If not, then cut to the same size)
  • Dry and then cover lightly with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the cayenne, salt, and black pepper.
  • Add to a baking tray evenly apart.

Step 2: Make The Honey Glaze

  • In a bowl combine the honey, butter. minced garlic, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, brown sugar, onion powder and water, stir to combine
  • Place in the microwave for 20 seconds and remove and stir, put back in the mircowave for longer if the butter hasn't melted.

Step 3: Grilling The Carrots

  • Place the baking tray of carrots in the smoker
  • Close the Traeger's lid and grill the carrots for 35 minutes.
  • Open and check for if they are cooked though with a fork. You can turn them if you like
  • Brush the glaze evenly over all of the carrots. Reserve some glaze for serving
  • Smoke with the lid open for a further 5 minutes.

Step 4: Remove and Top With Remaining Glaze

  • Remove the carrots and cover with foil for 2 minutes.
  • Use the remaining glaze to top the carrots and top with the parsly

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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