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blue bowl of carrots with fork, green napkin and cutting board
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How to Steam Carrots

Super easy and fast steamed carrots!  Ready in less than 30 minutes when you know how to steam carrots!  Your family will be begging for more of these amazing carrots.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Steam Carrots
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 38kcal
Author: Sarah Blackwell
Cost: 1


  • cutting board
  • knife
  • Veggetable peeler
  • Pot
  • Collander


  • 2 Cups Water
  • 3 Carrots


  • Fill pot with 2 cups of water. Place on high heat on stove
  • Peel your carrots
  • Slice carrots into quarter inch coins
  • Place sliced carrots into collander, and put collander over the boiling water
  • Allow carrots to steam for 15-20 minutes or until they are fork tender
  • Once they are fork-tender remove from the heat and serve (see notes below)


  • It's fine to use baby carrots
  • The slotted bowl should NOT be submerged in the water
  • Cut the carrots into even pieces so that they all cook evenly. 
  •  Fork tender means that you can easily stick a fork in the carrot and remove it with minimal force or work. 
  • Want to know a LOT more about growing your own carrots? Check out my friend Pam's site, Brown Thumb Mama, and her article on growing carrots!
Pro Tip: Once steamed for more flavor add 1 tbs butter, a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper, and 1 tbs of honey or maple syrup for a delicious sweet carrot.


Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 15286IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg