Crock Pot Glazed Carrots

Crockpot glazed carrots recipe

The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

  • Total: 7 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yield: 2 pounds (6 to 8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
98 Calories
3g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 pounds (6 to 8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 98
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 1g
Calcium 43mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This three-ingredient recipe for easy crock pot glazed carrots is delicious. With baby carrots, preparation is so easy. All you have to do is open the bag and pop them into the slow cooker. You should remove any that look shriveled or are split because they won't look as nice in the finished dish.

If you're ever lucky enough to find real baby carrots in the market, young carrots with the tops still attached, use them in this recipe. Just cut off the leafy tops, leaving some of the green stem attached, scrub the carrots and cook. Sometimes you can find carrots of different colors, especially in co-ops and organic markets. They are beautiful and delicious.

This is an excellent side dish to serve when you're grilling a steak or chicken, or during the holidays. The slow cooker is a great way to free up your oven for baking rolls or side dishes or roasting the Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham.

You can cook other root vegetables using this method, too. Think about cooking parsnips or turnips, or cook sweet potatoes this way for Thanksgiving. Just peel them and slice them into thin strips or into chunks. Use the same amounts and the same ingredients. You could add some spices or herbs to this recipe as well. Cinnamon or nutmeg would be delicious or go the spicy route and add some cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, or minced jalapeño peppers.

Serve along with meatloaf, roasted chicken, or broiled fish in the fall and winter for an easy and delicious meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 pound bag baby carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for crockpot glazed carrots
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  2. Combine carrots and water in a 3 to ​4-quart crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until carrots are tender when pierced with a fork.

    Combine carrots in water
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  3. Drain carrots by scooping them out with a slotted spoon and placing them in a bowl. (You can then scoop out the hot water (be careful!) with a ladle or measuring cup with a long handle. Or carefully, using hot pads or oven gloves, lift up the slow cooker insert and drain the carrots into a colander.)

    Drain carrots
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  4. Put the empty insert back into the heating element. Return the carrots to the slow cooker.

    Carrots in crockpot
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  5. Stir in the honey, butter, and salt and pepper. Mix gently, but well.

    Stir in honey, butter, salt
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  6. Cover and cook on low 30 minutes until glazed.

    Cover and cook
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  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!

    Glazed carrots
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Tip

  • If you don't want to use baby carrots, you can peel 4 to 5 large carrots, slice them lengthwise or cut them into chunks, and use them in this simple recipe.