Slow Cooker Candied Carrots


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Slow Cooker Candied Carrots are an easy sweet side dish that will go great with your holiday meal!

This month I found a great recipe to convert to the slow cooker from a book I found at the library called Down Home Southern Cooking. The recipe in the book boiled the carrots first, with the slow cooker that step is not needed.

rippled sliced carrots on a cutting board.
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I start with a 2-pound bag of whole carrots.  I used a wavy cutter to slice them, I think I got this wavy cutter at pampered chef, but I don’t see it available there anymore. Here is a wavy cutter that is similar. I love this cutter, I use it often for salads for carrots and cucumber. Of course, this recipe can be made without the wavy cutter, just use a regular knife.

This recipe has just a few simple ingredients: carrots, brown sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt.

carrots, brown sugar, water and seasonings on a plate.

Toss all those ingredients in the slow cooker.

sliced carrots with brown sugar and seasonings on top.
water being poured over carrots in a slow cooker.

After 3 hours on high, this is what the carrots look like. They still have great color!

finished cooking candied carrots in a slow cooker.
wavy sliced cooked candied carrots served from a metal spoon.

This is a great side for the holidays. Many people don’t care for sweet potatoes (what?) and this side is a great alternative. I don’t know about you, but I have so many parties I have to bring a few sides to in the next week.

bowl full of candied carrots

I hope you have a great weekend! I have another great holiday side coming up on Monday, see you then!

sliced cooked candied carrots in a metal spoon.

Slow Cooker Candied Carrots

5 from 14 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
A simple yet delicious vegetable side dish that will perfect on your holiday table or anytime of year.


  • 2 lbs. carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Place the carrots in the slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg. and salt.
  • Pour in the water and stir.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 99.22kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.47g | Protein: 1.08g | Fat: 0.28g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 119.23mg | Potassium: 381.16mg | Fiber: 3.24g | Sugar: 18.73g | Vitamin A: 18944.29IU | Vitamin C: 6.69mg | Calcium: 48.83mg | Iron: 0.44mg

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  1. John Bertolet says:

    5 stars
    I made this recipe on 12-11,2020. It is, was, the best. I followed the recipe exactly as shown, it was perfect. Making it again for our new year’s dinner this year (2024) with baked ham and coleslaw.

  2. Robin says:

    Can you use a Instant pot?

  3. Sheryl says:

    5 stars
    Love this! Would baby carrots be okntonusw?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes, though you may need to cook a little longer.