Instant Pot Carrots

Instant Pot Carrots are an easy and delicious side dish. They pair beautifully with an abundance of meals. Below we’re sharing a simple 1 2 3 method to ensure the perfect cooking times.

Instant Pot Carrots

How to cook Instant Pot Carrots

Let’s break down this recipe and make it easy peasy lemon squeezy. Start by purchasing a one pound bag of baby carrots. You will notice that each bag of baby carrots varies a bit in size. Some are petite, some are a typical size and sometimes they are jumbo sized baby carrots. Below is the 1 2 3 method to break down cooking times for each size.

  1. Petite baby carrots cook on high pressure for 1 minute and quick release
  2. Regular sized baby carrots cook on high pressure for 2 minutes and quick release
  3. Jumbo sized baby carrots (larger then typical) cook on high pressure for 3 minutes and quick release

What to make with Instant Pot Baby Carrots

You can serve these perfectly cooked baby carrots with almost any meal. Might I suggest this incredible Bone in Pork Chop Recipe featured below…

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Instant Pot Carrots

Instant Pot Carrots Recipe



1 pound baby carrots

1 cup water

2 tablespoons butter


Fresh chopped parsley to garnish, optional


Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot

Add steamer basket with carrots to the instant pot

Pressure cook on high for 1, 2 or 3 minutes depending on the size of the baby carrots (1 minute petite baby carrots, 2 minutes regular baby carrots and 3 minutes for larger baby carrots)

Quick release and remove the steamer basket to drain the water

Add the carrots back to the instant pot and add butter and salt

Serve immediately and enjoy

  • Prep Time: 1
  • Cook Time: 14

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