Instant Pot Carrots

Cook Buttery Sweet Instant Pot Carrots in 15 mins! Super easy & tasty Instant Pot Vegetable Side Dish your family will enjoy. Yes, even the picky little eaters…hehe~ 😉

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These humble yet surprisingly tasty Buttery Candied Carrots are one of the easiest side dishes to throw together last minute. They’ve never ceased to surprise our lovely guests.

Time to be comforted by carrots. You know, it doesn’t have to be chocolate or wine. 😉

Let’s get started and cook some Buttery Sweet Carrots in Instant Pot!

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Instant Pot Carrots

Make these humble yet tasty Buttery Candied Instant Pot Carrots! One of the easiest side dishes to cook last minute. They never cease to surprise our guests. Yes, even the picky little eaters! 😉 Enjoy~
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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (454g) baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon (2.8g) table salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Pressure Cook Carrots: Pour 1 cup (250ml) cold water, then place a stainless steel steamer basket in Instant Pot. Add 1 lb (454g) carrots in steamer basket. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 2 minutes, then Quick Release.
  • Make Buttery Sweet Carrots: Set aside the pressure cooked carrots. Discard the water in inner pot. Towel dry inner pot, then heat up the Instant Pot using the "Saute" button. Once the indicator says HOT, add in 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter. Add in the cooked carrots, 2 tbsp (25g) brown sugar, and ½ tsp (2.8g) table salt. Saute for roughly 2 minutes until the sugar melts and coat the carrots.
  • Serve Carrots: Serve this Super Easy Buttery Sweet Instant Pot Carrots with your favorite main dishes. Enjoy!~ 🙂
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Nutrition:

Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10540IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot recipes, instant pot carrots, instant pot recipes, instant pot side dishes, instant pot vegetables, instapot carrots, pressure cooker carrots, pressure cooker recipes
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Step-by-Step Instant Pot Carrots Guide

Super simple ingredients for this tasty glazed carrots recipe 🙂

Instant Pot Carrots Recipe Ingredients

1

Pressure Cook Carrots


Pour 1 cup (250ml) cold water, then place a stainless steel steamer basket in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Carrots: add water and steamer basket in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Place 1 lb (454g) carrots in the steamer basket.

Instant Pot Carrots: add carrots in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Close lid and turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.

Pressure Cooking Method: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 2 minutes, then Quick Release.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker High Pressure Cooking Program

Once the pressure cooking cycle ends, carefully turn the Venting Knob to Venting position to release all the pressure.

Open the lid once the Floating Valve has dropped.

Instant Pot Carrots: pressure cooked carrots in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

2

Make Buttery Sweet Carrots


Set aside the pressure cooked carrots.

Discard water in the inner pot.

Towel dry the Instant Pot inner pot, then heat up the Instant Pot using the “Saute” button.

Once the indicator says HOT, add 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter in Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Carrots: melt butter in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Add in the cooked carrots, 2 tbsp (25g) brown sugar, and ½ tsp (2.8g) table salt.

Instant Pot Carrots: make sweet candied carrots in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Saute for roughly 2 minutes until the sugar has melted and coated on the carrots.

Instant Pot Carrots: how to make glazed carrots in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

3

Serve Instant Pot Carrots


Serve this Buttery Sweet Candied Instant Pot Carrots with your favorite main dishes.

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Enjoy your Glazed Instant Pot Carrots!~ 🙂

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Kelly
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Kelly

Love this recipe, my son loved it and it’s hard to get him to eat carrots. Thank you 🙂5 stars

Ann
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Ann

Easy to make. Perfectly cooked carrots. New family favorite5 stars

Andréid
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Andréid

ERRATUM: Grey panel above displays 14 mins of cooking time, it should read 4 mins (2 mins Steam + 2 mins Sauté).
PREP:00h01|COOK:00h04|TOTAL:00h05
NOT:
PREP:00h01|COOK:00h14|TOTAL:00h15
Otherwise, excellent IP recipe, as usual, thank you!5 stars

Betty
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Betty

Carrots retain their natural sweetness when cooked like this. Delicious!5 stars

Christine Myers
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Christine Myers

Thank you for this recipe! I have tried many different times to make sweet carrots and failed. This was so easy and even my 15yr old daughter who doesn’t eat carrots ate a big portion of these.. I did have to cook about 18mins in my pressure cooker to get them soft to my liking and I did not have a steam basket so I just cooked them in the bottom of the pot in the water. I will be making these often, they were delicious!5 stars

Ctodd
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Ctodd

My family loved these carrots, sweet, buttery, easy deliciousness!5 stars

Krystle
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Krystle

My husband and I loved this – we ate them all! I’m making again to bring to my mom’s house for dinner, but obviously doubling the recipe!5 stars

Jacky + Amy
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Jacky + Amy

Hi Krystle,

Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe 🙂
Happy to hear your husband enjoyed it too!!!

Please take care & have fun cooking
Jacky

Cindy Hamilton
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Cindy Hamilton

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Just made these carrots ? in my Ninja instant pot. They are delicious ? I will definitely make them again, but I will Just melt the butter and glaze on the stove. They were very good, but it seemed like it took the seat function a while to get hot enough. It worked, I was just impatient.

Susan
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Susan

How soft are the carrots? My mom is on a soft diet and I would love to try these if the carrots come out soft.

Kristen
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Kristen

Super quick and easy. Turned out great! I wouldn’t change a thing. ?5 stars

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