This tasty and tender Glazed Carrots Recipe is the perfect go-to dish, especially during the holidays.

Only 4 simple ingredients. Baby carrots, brown sugar, butter, and ground cinnamon. Ready in less than 10 minutes!

You can use an Instant Pot, Crockpot, or even the stovetop to make these glazed carrots. These are the perfect veggie to serve with cheesy ranch chicken or even crockpot pork chops. I also like having mashed potatoes and beer bread on the side too.

Instant Pot Glazed Carrots in a white bowl/ Brown sugar carrots only use simple ingredients and only takes less than 10 minutes to make. Perfect holiday side dish that everyone will love.

Brown Sugar Carrots

If you love amazing holiday side dishes, these are an absolute must. Carrots are one of those vegetables that are seriously so versatile. They can be eaten steamed, sautéed, baked, and raw. And now, with the help of your Instant Pot, you can add another amazing way to eat them to your list.

I’ve been making these carrots for YEARS. I make them all year-around and my family loves them!

~ Brenda
Glazed Carrots in the Instapot/ Brown sugar carrots only use simple ingredients and only takes less than 10 minutes to make. Perfect holiday side dish that everyone will love.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Baby carrots: You can use fresh or frozen carrots. If your using fresh garden carrots will cook faster than store-bought carrots.
  • Butter: I like to use unsalted butter, but any butter will do.
  • Salt: Just a dash of salt to bring out the flavor of the carrots.
  • Brown sugar: The best part of these carrots.
  • Ground cinnamon: This is the “secret” ingredient that makes these carrots the best.
  • Water: Just a little water is needed but enough water needs to be used so that the Instant Pot doesn’t give you a “burn” message.
Instant Pot Glazed Carrots in a white bowl/ Brown sugar carrots only use simple ingredients and only takes less than 10 minutes to make. Perfect holiday side dish that everyone will love.

How To Make Glazed Carrots 

  1. Place. Put the carrots into the Instant Pot.
  2. Add. Add the butter, salt, brown sugar, cinnamon, and water.
  3. Cover. Place the cover on the Instant pot and make sure the vent on the top of the cover is set to “Sealing”.
  4. Press. Push the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” button. Set a timer for 4 minutes.
  5. Venting. Once the carrots are done cooking, switch the vent to “Venting”.
  6. Serve. Stir carrots and serve.
Instant Pot Glazed Carrots in a white bowl/ Brown sugar carrots only use simple ingredients and only takes less than 10 minutes to make. Perfect holiday side dish that everyone will love.

Expert Tips

  • Carrots: You can use any type of carrots that you want. If you’re using garden carrots, they will cook much faster.
  • Honey: If you don’t want to use brown sugar, you can use honey instead.
  • Crockpot: You can use a crockpot to make these carrots, just throw all the ingredients into the crockpot and cook on high for 3 hours.
Instant Pot Glazed Carrots in a white bowl/ Brown sugar carrots only use simple ingredients and only takes less than 10 minutes to make. Perfect holiday side dish that everyone will love.

Recipe FAQs

Do I need a steamer basket?

No, you don’t need a steamer basket for your Instant Pot.

Can I cook other veggies with the carrots?

Yes, but the cooking time could vary. And remember that the other veggies will have cinnamon and brown sugar flavor, so just keep that in mind.

Can I make steamed carrots on the stovetop?

Yes, you can steam carrots in a pan with all the same ingredients.

Instant Pot Glazed Carrots in a white bowl/ Brown sugar carrots only use simple ingredients and only takes less than 10 minutes to make. Perfect holiday side dish that everyone will love.

Make Ahead & Storing

Make Ahead. If you want to make these carrots ahead of time you can, I would suggest only a day ahead. Store them in an air-tight container in the fridge.

Reheat. Place them into a pan with about 2 Tablespoons of butter, and cook until heated through.

Store. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat in the microwave or in a pan on the stove.

Instant Pot Glazed Carrots in the instant potl/ Brown sugar carrots only use simple ingredients and only takes less than 10 minutes to make. Perfect holiday side dish that everyone will love.

Looking for more Instant Pot recipes? Try this instant pot burrito bowl, instant post macaroni and cheese and this instant pot apple cider is a MUST make!

INSTANT POT GLAZED CARROTS
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Servings: 6 servings

Glazed Carrots Recipe (In Instant Pot)

Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 4 mins
Total Time: 6 mins
Brown sugar carrots only use simple ingredients and they only takes less than 10 minutes to make. Perfect holiday side dish that everyone will love.
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. baby carrots
  • cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup water

Instructions
 

  • Place carrots into the Instant Pot.
  • Add butter, salt, brown sugar, cinnamon and water.
  • Cover the pot and make sure the vent on the top of the cover is set to "Sealing".
  • Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button. Set the timer for 4 minutes.
  • Once the carrots are done cooking, switch the vent to "Venting".
  • Stir carrots and serve.

Notes

  • Make Ahead. If you want to make these carrots ahead of time you can, I would suggest only a day ahead. Store them in an air-tight container in the fridge.
  • Reheat. Place them into a pan with about 2 Tablespoons of butter, and cook until heated through.
  • Store. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat in the microwave or in a pan on the stove.
Calories: 190kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 397mg, Potassium: 378mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 21166IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 1mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Side Dish
Author: Jennifer
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