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Garlic and Herb Instant Pot Carrots

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Add flavor to your meal with Garlic and Herb Instant Pot Carrots. Cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot, these tender carrots with aromatic garlic and herbs make for a delightful side dish. This Instant Pot carrots recipe is delicious and simple to make.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Aromatic and Tasty: The garlic and herb glaze enhances the natural sweetness of the carrots.
  • Effortless Cooking: The Instant Pot simplifies the process, making it easy even for beginners.
  • Versatile Side Dish: Pairs wonderfully with a variety of main dishes for any occasion.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Baby Carrots: Are the main stars of the dish, providing a sweet, slightly earthy flavor and a tender texture when cooked.
  • Water: Used to steam the carrots, it helps soften them and makes them perfect for absorbing the flavors of the glaze.
  • Brown Sugar: Introduces a rich sweetness that beautifully complements the natural sugar in the carrots, enhancing their flavor.
  • Minced Garlic: Adds a savory, pungent kick that contrasts wonderfully with the sweetness of the carrots and brown sugar.
  • Parsley: Imparts a light, herby note that brings a refreshing balance to the dish and adds a pop of color.
  • Salt and Pepper: Heighten the flavors of the other ingredients and bring out the sweetness of the carrots.
  • Unsalted Butter: Adds a creamy richness to the glaze and helps it adhere to the carrots, ensuring every bite is deliciously flavorful.

How To Make Instant Pot Carrots

Step One: Add Carrots And Water

First, add your baby carrots and water into the bottom of your Instant Pot

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Step Two: Add Seasonings And Butter

Next, add brown sugar, minced garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper to your Instant Pot.

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Step Three: Combine And Top With Butter

Stir to combine and top with butter.

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Step Four: Pressure Cook

Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set to pressure cook for 5 minutes. When the cooking time is up, do a natural release.

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Step Five: Coat with Glaze

Stir to coat carrots with glaze before serving.

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Cooking Tips

  • Firmness: If you prefer softer carrots, increase the cooking time by one minute. Conversely, if you prefer firmer carrots with a bit of crunch, reduce the cooking time by one minute.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Fridge: For optimal outcomes with our Garlic and Herb herb-glazed carrots, preserve any remaining portions in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
  • Reheat: When reheating, use the microwave on a medium setting or warm them on the stovetop at low to medium heat, stirring intermittently.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

FAQ’S

Do Baby Carrots Cook Faster In The Instant Pot?

Yes, generally, baby carrots will cook faster than regular carrots in the Instant Pot. This is because baby carrots are smaller and thinner, which allows them to cook more quickly and evenly. Regular carrots, especially if they are large or thick, may require a longer cooking time to become tender in the Instant Pot.

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Instant Pot Carrots Glazed With Garlic And Herb

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

You want to make your carrots a more delicious yet still healthy side dish you can serve to your family? Then try this Instant Pot Carrots Glazed with Garlic and Herb Recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (2 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

    First, add your baby carrots and water into the bottom of your Instant Pot. Next add brown sugar, minced garlic, parsley, salt and pepper to your Instant Pot. Stir to combine and top with butter.

    Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set to pressure cook for 5 minutes. When the cooking time is up, do a natural release.

    Stir to coat carrots with glaze before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

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