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Pressure Cooker Carrots

Fresh, sweet, perfectly cooked, glazed to perfection and READY IN MINUTES! These delicious pressure cooker carrots are ready in just minutes and your family will lick their plates clean. Promise!

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Buttery Honey Glazed Pressure Cooked Carrots

These carrots will have your family begging for more and who could argue when a dish is ready in just a few minutes? Honey Glazed Pressure Cooked Carrots are DELICIOUS!

We love these with fried rice, broccoli or potatoes!

How It’s Done

  • Add the carrots to the pressure cooker.
  • Pour in the spices and flavorings.
  • Cook at full pressure for 5 minutes, allow natural release.
  • Add the honey, butter and some lemon juice at the end.

What You’ll Need

ingredients on cutting board
  • Carrots – for easy and fast preparation, use baby carrots. You can use whole carrots, just peel and slice.
  • Salt/Pepper – for proper flavor balance
  • Dried Thyme – (I’m using Italian seasoning here, but dried thyme is a great flavor).
  • Garlic Powder – this ads a certain tang, fresh garlic works fine too.
  • Butter – adds just the right amount of fat.
  • Honey – The sweetness for the recipe.
  • Broth or broth concentratenot pictured – I use concentrate in the video but either works.

Special Equipment

This pressure cooker carrots recipe works equally well with an Instant Pot or with a stove top pressure cooker.

With an Instant Pot, you can simply set the cook time and click the start button and the Electric pressure cooker will do the rest.

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In a stove top pressure cooker, like I show in my video, you control the heat on the stovetop. Once the cooker comes to full pressure, simply begin the 5 minute cook time and after 5 minutes, turn the heat off and remove the cooker from the heated area.

Either type of cooker will return to room pressure on it’s own and this is called a natural release.

Once the pressure cooker is released, you can safely remove the lid. Times for this vary, but it usually takes about 5 minutes or so for carrots.

sliced carrots on cutting board

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I Use Whole Carrots?

Yes! You can! Simply wash and peel off the skin. Cut into 2-4 inch sections and follow the same directions.

Does it Matter if I Use an Instant pot or a Stovetop Cooker?

No, either one works as well as the other.

What If I Prefer My Carrots Sweeter?

If you prefer a sweeter carrot, you can add more honey or a teaspoon of brown or white sugar.

Do I Need to Add Water AND Broth?

No, only use broth OR water and broth concentrate or you’ll have too much liquid.

Tips and Tricks

  • If using whole carrots, do not slice into strips as this will make the carrot too thin and it will be over mushy.
  • Drain the carrots before adding the honey and butter for a thicker, sweeter glaze.
  • For more sweetness, add a tsp or two of brown or white sugar.
  • If you don’t have broth or broth concentrate, then simply add water. You have to add water to pressure cookers.
  • You can double this recipe many times over. Do not fill your pressure cooker more than 3/4 full or past the maximum fill line.
  • Substitute Italian Seasoning for Dried Thyme as needed.

PRO TIP: Make extra and use them in your noodle or rice dishes for added flavor and color!

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Pressure Cooker Carrots

Tender, Sweet, Honey Glazed and ready in minutes, these pressure cooker carrots will have your family begging for more!
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pressure cooker carrots
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
natural release: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 16 oz baby carrots 12-16 oz bag
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth Substitute: 1/2 cup water plus 1/2 tsp broth concentrate
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder substitute 1 tsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Butter
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbs Honey Add an extra 2 Tbs brown sugar is not sweete nough for you

Instructions

  • Add carrots, broth, salt, pepper, garlic and thyme to the pressure cooker or instant pot.
  • Secure the lid and over high heat, bring to pressure and cook for 5 minutes at full pressure. Allow natural release.
  • When able to remove the lid after pressure is released, add the butter, lemon juice and honey. Stir. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • If using whole carrots, do not slice into strips as this will make the carrot too thin and it will be over mushy.
  • Drain the carrots before adding the honey and butter for a thicker, sweeter glaze.
  • For more sweetness, add a tsp or two of brown or white sugar.
  • If you don’t have broth or broth concentrate, then simply add water. You have to add water to pressure cookers.
  • You can double this recipe many times over. Do not fill your pressure cooker more than 3/4 full or past the maximum fill line.
  • Substitute Italian Seasoning for Dried Thyme as needed.
PRO TIP: Make more than you need and add these carrots to your pasta dishes and other dishes to make them extra special!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Carrots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 506mg21%
Potassium 415mg12%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 21040IU421%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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