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Instant Pot Brown Sugar Carrots

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Instant Pot Brown Sugar Carrots are a 4 minute holiday side dish that is a must make! Sweet and tender carrots that melt in your mouth. 4 ingredients and 4 minutes is all it takes.

Instant Pot Brown Sugar Carrots

These Instant Pot Brown Sugar Carrots are so delicious and such a breeze to make in your instant pot.

Instant Pot Brown Sugar Carrots

 One of my favorite part of every holiday is the delicious vegetable dishes.  Brown Sugar Carrots are one of my boy’s favorites. I usually only make brown sugar carrots on holidays.  Now I can make them in 4 minutes! 4 minutes!

Dump and Go Instant Pot Recipe

This is what I would call a dump and push start recipe.  Just as much fun as a dump cake recipe. While you are here you must check out all of my dump cake recipes. A dump and push go recipe is a recipe that all you need to do is dump a few ingredients into your pot and push start.

It is as easy-peasy as could be and yet the taste is the same as a recipe that took much more time to prepare and cook.  

What Size of Carrot Do You Use

You all know I am all about easy. I reached for bags of mini carrots. They were quick to toss in and no prep needed. Reach for organic, they taste so much better.

If you want a different cut of carrot go for it. Or peel and cut down full size carrots. Either will work!

Candied Carrots Offer Sweet Flavor

I also call these candied carrots. With the brown sugar next to you carrots it really brings out sweetness. You could even pass on sweet potato casserole if you wanted a change. These remind me of sweet potato casserole just a different texture.

Instant Pot Brown Sugar Carrots

What Do I Serve With Brown Sugar Carrots

Anything! Make it for the holidays or a weeknight side! We love pairing this carrot recipe with ham, pork, and chicken. Any of your favorite proteins will work.

Can I Add Extra Ingredients To Carrots

Of course! Add in some chopped pecans once they are done for a crunchy and sweet factor, crunchy bacon, splash of orange juice, or a sprinkle of parsley. This recipe is adaptable so make it your own.

Can You Make Candied Carrots Ahead of Time

These carrots do taste best when served fresh. If you have to make them a day ahead, when ready to serve just warm up in fresh butter and once warm serve.

Can I Make Brown Sugar Carrots in Slow Cooker

Yes. To make in a slow cooker add ingredients to your slow cooker and cover and cook on low for around 4 hours. You might need to do less or more depending how it heats. Cook until carrots are tender.

How to Store Brown Sugar Carrots

Place in airtight container and tuck in the refrigerator. You can keep these carrots for around 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave, stovetop or even eat cold.

I find day two offers more sweetness to the carrots, so as it sits flavors blend more.

Easy Instant Pot Side Dish

This is one of the easiest Instant Pot Side Dish Recipes ever! Minimal ingredients, few steps and a dynamic and flavorful outcome.

I can’t rave enough over this carrot recipe. So don’t wait and try it today and see how you enjoy it! We love it, and have made it for years. Now with the Instant Pot it cut down the cook time dramatically!

For another delicious instant pot side dish, try my Instant Pot Stick of Butter Rice.  Or how about the most delicious Instant Pot Mac and Cheese.

Instant Pot Brown Sugar Carrots
Yield: 6 6

Instant Pot Brown Sugar Carrots

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

These Instant Pot Brown Sugar Carrots are a perfect dump and go recipe.  Dump in all of your ingredients and in 4 minutes you have delicious holiday worthy carrots.  


  • 32 oz bag of baby carrots
  • ½ cup of chicken broth, you can use water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of butter


  1. Dump your carrots into your inner pot
  2. Add in broth, butter, and brown sugar.
  3. Lock lid.
  4. Press the Manual button and adjust the time to 3 minutes.
  5. When the timer beeps, do a quick release.
  6. Open the lid and stir.
  7. Enjoy

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Saturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 261mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 4gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g

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Mick K

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[…] all the time to recreate holiday worthy dishes that you can cook any night of the week.  Try my Instant Pot Brown Sugar Carrots; you will love how delicious they are.  You will also want to try my Stick of Butter Rice that […]

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