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Instant Pot Carrots

These super easy and flavorful carrots are perfectly tender and are a delicious side.
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy side, pressure cooker, vegetables
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 270kcal
Cost: $3


  • Instant Pot or pressure cooker


  • 16 ounces baby carrots
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Add the carrots and water to the Instant Pot. Close the lid and seal it, then turn the valve to "Sealing." "Pressure Cook" for 8 minutes.
  • Once the timer goes off, quick release the steam. Drain the water. Hit "Cancel," then "Sauté" on the Instant Pot. Add the butter to the carrots and let melt. Add the garlic and seasoning, then add the maple syrup once the garlic has become fragrant. Stir well to make sure carrots are fully coated.


  • For use in other recipes: Omit the maple syrup, garlic, Italian seasoning, and chili powder.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 876mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 31662IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 34g