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Best Pressure Cooker Carrots

Pressure cooker carrots can be made savory or sweet! They come out perfectly tender every single time in your Instant Pot, Crock Pot Express or Ninja Foodi.

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If you’re looking for a vegetable side dish these pressure cooker carrots are yummy! Made sweet or savory they come out tender and delicious every time. It’s one of our favorite pressure cooker recipes we make a lot.

  • It doesn’t matter what brand you have. We’ve made them in our Ninja Foodi too!

If you have a Crockpot Express or Mealthy these will work great too. 😉

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

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Ninja Foodi Carrots

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This is what you need to make Instant Pot carrots

  1. Carrots
  2. Water
  3. Butter
  4. Parsley
    1. fresh is best
    2. dried if that is all you have
  5. Lime
  6. Peeler
  7. Steamer basket

This is for savory carrots. If you want to add sweetness just sprinkle brown sugar on top when they are done. OH MY either way these Instant Pot carrots are fantastic.

pressure cooker carrots

You begin by removing the outsides of your veggies with a peeler. This is kind of a given but let’s go step by step so nothing is forgotten.

  • Slice your carrots in half so you have shorter pieces.
  • Cut those in half lengthwise. Then in half again so you have sticks like you see here.
    • Sliced carrots or baby carrots can be used.
  • Pour your cup of water into the pot and put your carrots into a steamer basket.
  • Set to high pressure for 3 minutes followed by a quick release.
  • Add your butter and parsley, allow to melt.

Squeeze with lime if you like and enjoy!

instant pot savory carrots

Carrots in the Instant Pot has a much faster cooking time than the stove top method.

Glazed carrots can also be made using this same cooking method. Just sprinkle 1/4 – 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Add it before the butter so everything melts together. It’s a super quick and easy way to cook carrots perfectly.

Looking for more carrot recipes?

  1. Of course carrot cake cupcakes are so good.
  2. Instant Pot minestrone soup can be packed with carrots.
  3. Here’s how to make honey roasted carrots in the oven.

You can even cook this a bit longer and make Instant Pot baby food with some carrots.

crockpot express carrots

Now are you looking for other easy Ninja Foodi recipes?

We have over 100 under 30 minute meals on The Typical Mom blog!

Grab your electric pressure cooker and make these pressure cooker carrots and Instant Pot squash this week! We have made air fryer carrots too if you have that small appliance as well.

air fryer carrots

healthy side dish can still taste fantastic, it’s on our list of June Instant Pot recipes because carrots are in season!

Here are a few questions you may have before you get started making these;

How do you steam carrots in a pressure cooker?

The easiest way is to use a vegetable steamer so your veggies don’t touch the water below. In just a few minutes they will become perfectly tender.

How long does it take to steam carrots in the Instant Pot?

Depending on how thick your pieces are, 3 minutes is usually perfect. Same goes for Ninja Foodi carrots and Crockpot carrots as well. I like using baby carrots really.

You can dual up and make Instant Pot potatoes and carrots together too.

instant pot carrots

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Pressure Cooker Carrots

Pressure cooker carrots can be made savory or sweet and come out perfectly tender every single time in your Instant Pot, Crock Pot Express or Ninja Foodi.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword apple butter, carrots, crockpot express, instant pot, ninja foodi, parsley, pressure cooker, savory
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 67kcal
Author The Typical Mom


  • 1 lb carrots peeled, cut into sticks
  • 1 c water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp parsley fresh, chopped
  • 1/2 lime juiced


  • Pour water into pot and lower down steamer basket. Put prepared carrot sticks inside trying to overlap the least amount possible.
  • Close lid and steam valve. Set to pressure, high, for 3 minutes.
  • Quick release steam. Lift lid and turn pot off.
  • Lift carrots out, drain water in pot and put carrots into pot without basket.
  • Put butter and parsley on top of carrots and put lid back on just to contain the heat and allow the butter to melt around the carrots for a min. or so.
  • Lift lid, squeeze with lime and serve. * Can also use baby carrots if you'd like.


Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Carrots
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 249mg7%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 12855IU257%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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