Instant Pot Carrots with Brown Sugar Glaze

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5 from 5 votes
These Instant Pot Carrots with Brown Sugar Glaze are a quick and easy side dish that always gets devoured. Tender carrots are cooked to perfection and finished with a sweet brown sugar glaze.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

These Instant Pot Carrots with Brown Sugar Glaze are a quick and easy side dish that always gets devoured. Tender carrots are cooked to perfection and finished with a sweet brown sugar glaze.

Instant Pot Carrots with Brown Sugar Glaze in a white bowl

Sometimes it is difficult, at the best of times, to get your family to eat their vegetables. Therefore, these Instant Pot Carrots with Brown Sugar Glaze will make the even the finickiest eater asking for seconds.

Why These Instant Pot Carrots with Brown Sugar Glaze Work

The Instant Pot Glazed Carrot Recipe works so well because the Instant Pot produces a nice tender carrot without being mushy or even worse too hard and unpalatable.

How to Make These Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

  • Assemble Ingredients: First, add all of your carrots and water to the instant pot. Close the lid on your instant pot and close the valve by pushing it away from you. (Photo 1 below)
  • Program Instant Pot: Second, set your instant pot to high pressure for four minutes.  (Photo 2 below)
  • Manual Release: After your four minutes is up, do a manual release by Bringing the valve towards you. Next, drain the water from your instant pot and remove carrots. Set aside.  (Photo 3 below)
  • Sauté Mode: Press cancel on your instant pot and then press sauté mode. Then, add your sugar butter and salt. Continue to mix until the butter is completely melted.   (Photo 4 below)
Step by step instructions for making brown sugar glazed carrots in the instant pot
  • Serve: Lastly, return your carrots to your butter and sugar mixture. Finally, stir well and then serve! If you choose to make more servings keep the Pressure Cook time the same but multiply the ingredients. (Photo 1 below)

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Serving Suggestions for Instant Pot Glazed Baby Carrots

These Glazed Baby Carrots area amazing thanks to the Instant Pot. It has changed a lot of peoples dinner routines for the better. I am sure that you have seen tons of articles talking about how fantastic they are to cook with.

Now it is time to find some tried and true recipes for you to serve with this glazed carrot recipe. Again, here are a few of my favorites.

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glazed baby carrots in a white bowl with an instant pot in the background

What else Might you need for your Instant Pot Glazed Carrots and other Recipes.

This Instant Pot Glazed Carrot recipe is pretty straight forward. As you explore new recipes, you will find that there are some great and innovative gadgets that can make your Instant Pot even more handy.

Below is a list of a few that I truly use:

Really, there are so many amazing things to get your dinner on the table so quick and easy.


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Expert Tips for Making the Best Glazed Carrots

  • Cinnamon: Try a sprinkle of Cinnamon to spice it up.
  • Sweeten it Up: Honey and Maple Syrup work well too.
  • Top it off: Finish with some fresh parsley or chopped roasted nuts

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Instant Pot Carrots with Brown Sugar Glaze

5 from 5 votes
These Instant Pot Carrots with Brown Sugar Glaze are a quick and easy side dish that always gets devoured. Tender carrots are cooked to perfection and finished with a sweet brown sugar glaze.
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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. baby carrots
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Add all of your carrots and water to the instant pot. Close the lid on your instant pot and close the valve by pushing it away from you.
  • Set your instant pot to high pressure for four minutes.
  • Once your four minutes is up, do a manual release by Bringing the valve towards you. Drain the water from your instant pot and remove carrots. Set aside.
  • Press cancel on your instant pot and then press sauté mode. Add your sugar butter and salt. Continue to mix until the butter is completely melted.
  • Add your carrots to your butter and sugar mixture. Stir well and then serve! If you choose to make more servings keep the Pressure Cook time the same but multiply the ingredients.

Expert Tips

 
  • Cinnamon: Try a sprinkle of Cinnamon to spice it up.
  • Sweeten it Up: Honey and Maple Syrup work well too.
  • Top it off: Finish with some fresh parsley or chopped roasted nuts

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 15638IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

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