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Instant Pot Garlic Carrots Recipe

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Transform ordinary carrots into a tasty treat with our Instant Pot Garlic Carrots recipe. Quick and simple, this dish combines sweet carrots with the boldness of garlic, all effortlessly made in the Instant Pot. No more dull side dishes – just straightforward, delicious flavor in every bite!

Instant Pot Garlic Carrots

Why You’ll Love This Recipe?

  • Upscale Simplicity: Elevate your side dish game with these gourmet Instant Pot carrots.
  • Effortless Cooking: The Instant Pot ensures a quick, hassle-free cooking experience.
  • Healthful and Tasty: These carrots offer a nutritious yet delicious addition to any meal.
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Recipe Ingredients

  • Large Carrots: The star of the dish, providing a sweet, earthy flavor and a satisfying crunch when cooked just right.
  • Unsalted Butter: Adds a rich, creamy taste to the carrots, enhancing their natural sweetness.
  • Dill Sprigs: Lends a fresh, slightly tangy flavor that complements the sweetness of the carrots.
  • Minced Garlic: Adds a savory depth to the dish, balancing out the sweetness of the carrots.
  • Water: Helps to steam the carrots to perfect tenderness.

How to Make Instant Pot Garlic Carrots?

Step One: Prepare Instant Pot

Place the steamer basket into the Instant Pot.

Step Two: Add Water

Pour in one and a half cups of water into the Instant Pot.

Step Three: Add Carrots

Place peeled and quartered carrots into the steamer basket.

Instant Pot Gourmet Carrots ingredients

Step Four: Seal and Set

Put the lid on the Instant Pot and place the valve in a sealed position.

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Step Five: Pressure Cook

Press the pressure cook button and set the timer to 6 minutes for firmer carrots or 8 minutes for really tender carrots.

Instant Pot Gourmet Carrots ingredients

Step Six: Release Pressure

Once the cooking time has ended and the pot stops counting, release the pressure.

Step Seven: Remove Carrots

Remove the carrots to a bowl. Then, remove steamer basket and drain the water from the Instant Pot.

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Step Eight: Sauté Seasonings

Turn on sauté mode. Add in butter, garlic, and dill.

Step Nine: Return Carrots to Pot

Place carrots back in garlic butter mixture into the pot.

Step Ten: Sauté Carrots

Sauté the carrots for about two minutes.

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Step Eleven: Serve

Turn off the pot. Serve your Instant Pot Garlic Carrots in a serving bowl, garnished with an extra sprinkle of fresh dill or other fresh herbs.

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Cooking Tips

  • Pressure Time: The 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to pressurize helps soften and cook the carrots adequately. Cooking carrots in the Instant Pot is simple and easy.
  • Container: If you don’t have a steamer basket, use a container or make an aluminum sling that can hold your carrots.
  • Garlic Preference: You can adjust how much garlic to add based on your taste preference for a stronger or milder garlic presence.

Substitution

  • Vegan Butter: Make your Instant Pot Garlic Carrots dairy-free and just as tasty by using vegan butter instead of regular butter.

Variations

  • Honey Garlic Dill Carrots: While using honey garlic, honey, butter, and dill, set the Instant Pot to Sauté button. Sauté for 6 minutes until the carrots are completely covered and cooked to suit your taste.
  • Instant Pot Baby Carrots: If you are a fan of baby carrots, why not follow the same recipe to cook baby carrots instead?

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Fridge: Allow the cooked carrots to cool before transferring them to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator, and consume within 3-5 days for optimal freshness.
  • Freeze: For long-term storage, place the cooled cooked carrots in a freezer-safe container or bag. Label with the freezing date and store for up to 10-12 months.
  • Reheat: Gently reheat the refrigerated or frozen cooked carrots in the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through. Ensure thorough heating for the best taste and texture.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

  • Roast Chicken: Tender roast chicken, seasoned to perfection, alongside steamed carrots offers classic comfort.
  • Baked Salmon: Light and flaky baked salmon served with steamed carrots is a healthy and flavorful combination.
  • Sausage and Peppers: Sliced sausage and colorful peppers, served with steamed carrots, create a vibrant and tasty dish.
Instant Pot Garlic Carrots

Instant Pot Garlic Carrots Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Create a fancy side dish quickly with Instant Pot Garlic Carrots, perfectly seasoned and ready to impress.

Ingredients

  • 4 large carrots; peeled and quartered
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 sprigs of dill
  • 2 tablespoons garlic; minced (may adjust to how much garlic you like)
  • 1-1/2 cup of water

Instructions

  1. Place the steamer basket into the Instant Pot.
  2. Pour in one and a half cups of water into the Instant Pot.
  3. Place peeled and quartered carrots into the steamer basket.
  4. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and place the valve in a sealed position.
  5. Press the pressure cook button and set the timer to 6 minutes for firmer carrots or 8 minutes for really tender carrots.
  6. Once the cooking time has ended and the pot stops counting, release the pressure.
  7. Remove the carrots to a bowl. Then, remove steamer basket and drain the water from the Instant Pot.
  8. Turn on sauté mode. Add in butter, garlic, and dill.
  9. Place carrots back in garlic butter mixture into the pot.
  10. Sauté the carrots for about two minutes.
  11. Turn off the pot. Serve your Instant Pot Garlic Carrots in a serving bowl, garnished with an extra sprinkle of fresh dill or other fresh herbs.

Notes

  • Pressure Time: The 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to pressurize helps soften and cook the carrots adequately. Cooking carrots in the Instant Pot is simple and easy.
  • Container: If you don’t have a steamer basket, use a container or make an aluminum sling that can hold your carrots.
  • Garlic Preference: You can adjust how much garlic to add based on your taste preference for a stronger or milder garlic presence.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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