Pan Roasted Carrot Recipe ~ Oma's Karotten

Make this pan roasted carrot recipe when you're wanting quick and easy carrots just like this German Oma makes them. Similar to oven roasted, just quicker. YUM! 

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes


Makes 4 servings


  • 2 pounds carrots 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup water
  • salt, sugar, pepper
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • fresh parsley


  1. Peel or scrap carrots. Rinse. Cut into slices. If using bagged mini- or baby carrots, just leave them whole. 
  2. In frying pan, heat olive oil.
  3. Add carrots and lightly sauté, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add water, season with salt and sugar.
  5. Cover and simmer until just tender, about 10 minutes. Either drain or let the liquid evaporate.
  6. Add butter.
  7. Serve with freshly ground pepper and parsley over top.


  • Add 4 tablespoons raisins and 4 tablespoons sour cream if desired. This variation is often served with fried liver.
  • For a delicious change, use orange juice instead of water.
  • Instead of parsley, use dill.
  • If you're concerned about using baby carrots, check out this article, Baby Carrots – 3 Myths You Need to Know.

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07.25.2021 revision update