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Instant Pot Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots

These Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots make a delicious holiday side dish and they only take 4 minutes to make in your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Glazed Carrots

I’m so EXCITED about today’s recipe!

If you follow me on Instagram you know that my brother got me a Instant Pot for my birthday in September and I seriously LOVE MY INSTANT POT!!!

Well, I’m not going to lie the first time I used it I was a little scared.

I don’t know, I felt like it was going to blow up or something . So after I realized that I’m not going to blow up the house, I started making everything I could in my Instant Pot.

And with Thanksgiving only a couple weeks away, I started trying to make all my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes  in my Instant Pot to see if they would taste the same.

Not only did they taste just as delicious as they would if I made them on the stove but it only took 4 minutes to cook these Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots in my Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Glazed Carrots







Instant Pot Glazed Carrots


INSTANT POT: If  you don’t have an Instant Pot you need to get one TODAY or at least make sure you it to your Christmas Wishlist!   Here is the Instant Pot I have and love it!

BABY CARROTS: I like to make things as easy as possible, so I just bought two bags of baby carrots at the grocery store but you can buy any type of carrots you would like.

THROW IT ALL IN THE POT: So simple, just place the baby carrots, butter, salt, brown sugar, ground cinnamon and water into the Instant Pot. Cover and press “Manual” or “Pressure Cooker” button. Set timer for 4 minutes.

STIR & SERVE: Once the carrots are done, stir them and serve.

Instant Pot Glazed Carrots



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Yield: Serves 6-8

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 6 minutes

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  • 2 lbs. baby carrots
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water


STEP 1: Place carrots into the Instant Pot.

STEP 2: Add butter, salt, brown sugar, cinnamon and water.

STEP 3: Cover the pot and make sure the vent on the top of the cover is set to "Sealing".

STEP 4: Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button. Set timer for 4 minutes.

STEP 5: Once the carrots are done cooking, switch the vent to "Venting".

STEP 6: Stir carrots and serve.

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5 Responses to “Instant Pot Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots”

  1. Jamie — December 10, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    These are amazing. I only had 1lb of potatoes and didn’t want to cut the liquid down so I ended up with a bit less of glaze and more just juicey goodness at the bottom of the pot, but I didn’t know of 1/4 cup would work. Anyway, holy cow they are so tender, and the flavor is great, just like my mom would make on the stovetop. I always add a sprinkle of ground ginger like she did. Can’t wait to make these over and over!

  2. Jess — November 21, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Is half a cup of water really enough liquid for the pot to come up to pressure? My manual recommends at least one cup…

    • Jennifer — November 21st, 2017 @ 10:45 am

      Everytime I’ve made these carrots I’ve only used 1/2 cup of water and never had any problems with my pot coming to pressure but if you feel better with using a cup of water…that would be fine too! 🙂

  3. donna — November 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I was wondering what this would be like with a mix of carrots and parsnips

    • Jennifer — November 6th, 2017 @ 4:06 pm

      Hi Donna, I’ve never tried it but I think it would be great. I would just set the timer for maybe 6 minutes. 🙂

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