Instant Pot Carrots

Chopped carrot pieces in a white square bowl with parsley on top

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to cook carrots that brings out their best flavor? Try making them in an Instant Pot! This method is not only incredibly simple, but it also ensures that the carrots come out perfectly tender every time.

Ideal for both busy weeknights and special occasions, these Instant Pot carrots are a versatile addition to any meal. Let's dive into how you can achieve this delicious veggie dish in only 5 minutes.

Chopped carrot pieces in a white square bowl with parsley on top

Why This Recipe Works

What's so great about Instant Pot carrots? First, the texture. They come out perfectly tender, not too mushy or too crunchy. The pressure cooking method locks in the flavors, enhancing the natural sweetness of the carrots. It's a fuss-free process, too. Just set the timer and let the Instant Pot do its thing.

Plus, this recipe is incredibly versatile. Whether you're pairing it with a roast, grilled chicken, or just want a healthy snack, these carrots are always a hit. They absorb the flavors of the seasoning beautifully, making them a tasty addition to any meal.


  1. Cut carrots evenly for uniform cooking.
  2. Don’t overfill the pot – leave space for steam.
  3. For extra flavor, sauté carrots in butter after pressure cooking.

Which Steamer Basket to use?

In order to make Instant Pot carrots, you can use one of these accessories:
1. Stainless steel steamer basket

2. Silicone Steamer Basket

3. Any steamer basket that fits your Instant Pot.

Can I make it without steamer basket?

Yes. Place the carrots, 1 cup of water, salt and pepper inside the Instant Pot and cook for 5 minutes.

Please note you would get a slightly different result, and in my opinion it's better to use steamer basket for this recipe.

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Instant Pot Carrots

Discover how to make perfect Instant Pot carrots: a simple, quick recipe for tender, flavorful carrots, ideal for any meal or occasion.
4.86 from 7 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: international
Keyword: carrots in instant pot, instant pot carrots
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 3 carrots
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel the carrots and cut into pieces.
  • Place a steamer basket in the Instant Pot and add water.
  • Add the carrots to the steamer basket
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, do a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid and serve. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 38kcal Carbohydrates: 9g Protein: 1g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 69mg Potassium: 293mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g Vitamin A: 15286IU Vitamin C: 5mg Calcium: 34mg Iron: 1mg


  1. Cut carrots evenly for uniform cooking.
  2. Don’t overfill the pot – leave space for steam.
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1 thought on “Instant Pot Carrots

  1. Can’t wait to find the recipes!!! My cousin just gave me the instant pot!! Thanks!!

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