Slow Cooker Baby Carrots with Honey and Brown Sugar Recipe (2024)

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This easy Slow Cooker Baby Carrots with Honey and Brown Sugar recipe creates delicious glazed carrots with minimal effort! A wonderful side dish recipe for holidays like Thanksgiving or Easter, or for your weekly Sunday supper.

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If your family likes cooked carrots as much as our family does — and you need an easy side dish recipe — this one is for you!

This Slow Cooker Baby Carrots with Honey and Brown Sugar recipe has onlya few key ingredients: baby carrots, brown sugar, honey, and butter (plus a bit of water and salt). We gave them a sprinkle with chopped fresh dill but if you’re looking to save money, you can certainly skip the garnish.

The easy part comes in because these glazed carrots are cooked in your Crock-Pot or slow cooker. Ideally, you will want to use one that is a 3 – 4.5 quarts size. Other than giving them a stir about halfway through, you can throw all the ingredients into the crock and let them do their thing. Once they are done, you have tender carrots that are sweet and delicious!

Ingredients Needed for Slow Cooker Baby Carrots with Honey and Brown Sugar:

Cooking Equipment needed for this recipe :

To make theseSlow Cooker Baby Carrots, simply place all of your ingredients into your slow cooker crock.

Cover your slow cooker with the lid and cook the carrots on high for about 3-4 hours. About halfway through the cooking time, you’ll want to stir your carrots.

When they are done, spoon them into a bowl or serving platter. If you like, you can garnish these with a bit of chopped fresh dill.

Slow Cooker Baby Carrots with Honey and Brown Sugar Recipe

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Slow Cooker Baby Carrots with Honey and Brown Sugar Recipe

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  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x
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This easy Slow Cooker Baby Carrots with Honey and Brown Sugar recipe creates delicious glazed carrots with minimal effort! A wonderful side dish recipe for holidays like Thanksgiving or Easter, or for your weekly Sunday supper.

Ingredients

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1/4 cup water
2 poundsbabycarrots, rinsed
1/4 cup butter, cut into 46 pieces
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
Optional: fresh dill (chopped)

Instructions

Pour the water into the bottom of the slow cooker. Add carrots. Top carrots withbrown sugar, honey,and salt. Place butter pieces on top of all ingredients.

Coverslow cooker with lid and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, stirring after 2 hours.

Spoon carrots into a bowl or serving platter. If desired, sprinkle with dill.

Notes

–Chopped Italian parsley can be substituted for the dill for a garnish.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. Karen Hall says

    I added cinnamon

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  2. Nancy says

    Has anyone halved this recipe? I’m wondering if it would work in the little crockpot halved? Thanks!

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  3. June says

    Making this today.. 07/22/2023.. will let all know if it a favorite..

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  4. Sandy Hutzler says

    Going to try next week, let you know how everyone likes!🙏🏻🙏🏻✝️

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  5. Denise says

    Do you have nutritional information for your recipes?

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  6. Carolynn says

    Second time using this recipe. My new Favorite

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  7. Whitney says

    Making this tomorrow for Thanksgiving! Can’t wait to see how my 2 year old son reacts! It sounds so good!

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  8. Teresa says

    Can you use syrup instead of honey

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  9. Paula says

    This is my Favorite Baby Carrot recipe! Very easy to prepare! I added 1/8 tea of Cayenne pepper! We love sweet and spicy!

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    • Jen Foglia says

      How many servings when using 2lbs of carrots?

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      • brandie says

        8 servings

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  10. Kelly says

    I loved this recipe it was so easy….I added some crumbled cooked bacon into the recipe..made a great addition.

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  11. Kim says

    This is SO GOOD ! ????

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  12. Miz Helen says

    Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week, and we pinned it to our Features board. Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  13. Donna Reidland says

    Oh my goodness! This looks delicious! Definitely pinning.

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  14. Debrashoppeno5 says

    I love carrots with honey. And to put it in the slow cooker it the best.

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Slow Cooker Baby Carrots with Honey and Brown Sugar Recipe (2024)

FAQs

What vegetables should not be added to a slow cooker? ›

Tender vegetables

Vegetables such as peas, asparagus and peppers can become a flavorless, mushy mess in a slow cooker.

Why are my carrots still hard in the slow cooker? ›

It's likely that one way or another the low temperatures also messed with your vegetables. I'm not sure if that's actually hot enough to soften them. And for some vegetables, cooking them at a lower temperature for a while will cause them to stay firm even if they're subsequently cooked at a higher temperature!

Can you cook vegetables in a slow cooker without liquid? ›

Normally, you can cook vegetables in a slow cooker without water or stock, but in this case, the very firm sweet potatoes, parsnips, and turnips we're using need that little bit of liquid to help them soften as much as the other vegetables used.

What can you not put in a slow cooker? ›

7 things you should never put in a slow cooker
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  5. Seafood. ...
  6. Pasta. ...
  7. Rice.
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When to add carrots to a slow cooker? ›

Tender vegetables such as zucchini and beans can be added to your dish in last ¾ - 1 hour of cooking when cooking on High, or 2 hours if cooking on Low. Hard, starchy vegetables like potato and carrots are best added around 3 hours before the meal is done if cooking on High, and 4 hours on Low.

Should liquid cover vegetables in slow cooker? ›

Reduce liquid when using a slow cooker

It should just cover the meat and vegetables. Don't overfill your slow cooker, or it may start leaking out the top, and the food won't cook so well. Half to two-thirds full is ideal – certainly no more than three-quarters.

Do potatoes go on top or bottom of meat in a crockpot? ›

Place firm, slow-cooking root vegetables like potatoes and carrots at the bottom of the crock and pile the meat on top. Set the heat level: A general rule of thumb is that cooking on the low setting (170 degrees F for most models) takes about twice as long as cooking on high (280 degrees F on most models).

Should vegetables go on top or bottom in slow cooker? ›

Slow cooker recipes have (obviously) long cook times, and it's the meat—not the carrots—that benefit from it. By placing the protein at the bottom (closest to the heating element), and vegetables at the top, you can keep your plant parts a little more toothsome, while ensuring your meat is fall-apart tender.

Can you put onions straight in a slow cooker? ›

Onion - the One Ingredient You Must Pre-Cook Before Adding to Your Slow Cooker! Never add onions to a slow cooker dish that you haven't sautéed first – I find you get that slight raw onion flavour throughout and it just ruins the dish for me. I really think it's worth the extra effort.

What beans should not be cooked in a slow cooker? ›

Raw white (cannellini) kidney beans contain about one-third as much PHA as kidney beans. Slowly heating raw kidney beans in a slow cooker may increase the toxicity of the beans. Studies have found slow cookers do not reach a high enough temperature to destroy the harmful bacteria in undercooked beans.

Can you put raw hamburger in a slow cooker? ›

Can You Put Raw Beef in a Slow Cooker? Yes, you can totally cook raw beef in a slow cooker. Many slow-cooker chili recipes have a step for browning the beef before it goes into the Crock-Pot. While this step isn't necessary, caramelizing the meat creates richer, bolder flavors.

Why can't you put raw meat in a slow cooker? ›

If you simply pop some raw meat in your slow cooker, it won't have a chance to brown, which adds some much-needed flavor and cuts down on plenty of unappealing grease. Instead, you're better served by browning raw meat in a skillet before adding it to the slow cooker with your other ingredients.

What vegetables are good for Slow cookers? ›

The best vegetables for a slow cooker are sturdier veggies like celery, carrots, tomatoes, onions, peppers and green beans, like we used in this recipe. Also, cauliflower, corn, beets, potatoes (both Russet and sweet), mushrooms and squash are all great contenders, too.

Do vegetables go mushy in slow cooker? ›

Certain vegetables: Delicate herbs and veggies like fresh tomatoes, zucchini, and peas won't fare well in the slow cooker, as their individual textures may become mushy and flavorless if left for too long. If your recipe calls for these vegetables, try adding them close to the end of cooking time.

Can a slow cooker overcook vegetables? ›

Delicate vegetables like asparagus, spinach, tomatoes, and peas, will overcook in a slow cooker. It's best to stick to sturdier vegetables like carrots and potatoes.

Do vegetables lose nutrients in slow cooker? ›

While slow cooking does expose food to heat for an extended period, it also retains many vital nutrients. The long cooking time allows flavors to meld and develop, often resulting in more nutritious and flavorful dishes.

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