Cook up the most flavorful holiday dinner side dish with these Slow Cooker Baby Carrots. Butter, honey, and dill weed are the winning combination for this dish recipe. These crockpot glazed carrots will be amazing for your holiday meal.
Take the guesswork out of what side dishes you’d like to cool this holiday season with my roundup of Holiday Slow Cooker Side Dishes.
Can I cook baby carrots in a slow cooker?
In my opinion, cooking bagged carrots in the slow cooker is one of the best ways to get perfectly tender and seasoned carrots. From Thanksgiving dinner to Christmas dinner (or even weeknight dinner), this recipe will help you take regular carrots and turn them into delicious carrots your whole family will enjoy. Dump, go, and come back to delicious glazed carrots with less mess than cooking them any other way.
- Baby Carrots: You can use bagged baby carrots to keep this recipe simple.
- Water: Helps the carrots soften during the cooking process.
- Butter: Adds both savory flavor and texture to the baby carrots.
- Honey & Dill Weed: This adds a flavor similar to a roasted carrots recipe. I use a dill weed paste for this recipe, though you can use fresh or dried dill.
Step One – Pour water into the slow cooker and place carrots.
Step Two – Stir the melted butter, honey, salt, and dill in a small bowl.
Step Three – Pour the butter mixture over the carrots.
Step Four – Cook on HIGH for 3.5-4 hours (or until the carrots have reached tender perfection). Stir and serve.
What to serve with baby carrots
These Slow Cooker Carrots can be served by themselves or pair perfectly with any main dishes like:
- Slow Cooker Whole Beer Chicken
- Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Ribs
- Easy Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs (From Frozen)
- Slow Cooker Turkey and Gravy
Don’t forget to garnish your crock pot sweet carrots before placing them on the dinner table with toppings like fresh parsley, kosher salt, black pepper, orange zest, a dash of olive oil, and/or a sprinkle of dried thyme.
These carrots are perfect for a busy weeknight or a casual dinner!
You sure can. Simply shave them and slice them into thirds or fourths (depending on how the carrots are). You can also try keeping the full length.
Yes. It should be fine as a 1:1 ratio (meaning you can add 1/4 of syrup).
No, you can use unsalted butter if you prefer that instead.
To make the cooked carrots a bit sweeter, try adding brown sugar. Start by adding a tablespoon or so to the butter mixture (making it a brown sugar mixture) and adding more to taste (depending on how sweet you want them).
If you use frozen carrots, it’s best to let them defrost to keep the cooking time about the same. The texture will be a little different than if you were to use fresh raw carrots.
You don’t need a large crockpot for these carrots. A 4-quart or larger will do just fine.
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Slow Cooker Baby Carrots Recipe
- 3 lbs. baby carrots
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup salted butter melted
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. dill paste Or 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh dill, or 2 tsp. dried dill.
- fresh or dried parsley for garnish optional
- Add the water to the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Add the carrots.
- In a small bowl mix the melted butter, honey, salt and dill.
- Pour the honey butter sauce over the carrots. Stir.
- Cook on high for 3.5 – 4 hours or until tender.
- Stir and serve! Sprinkle with fresh or dried parsley for garnish if desired (optional).
- You can use whole carrots. Peel them, leave them whole or cute them into quarters. Or slice them into large chunks.
- If you use frozen carrots, it’s best to let them defrost to keep the cooking time about the same. The texture will be a little different than if you were to use fresh raw carrots.
- You can use maple syrup instead of honey if desired.
Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.
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