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Slow Cooker Sweet Carrots

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Only 5 ingredients needed for these sweet carrots that are made right in the slow cooker. Perfect side dish that kids and adults will love. Baby carrots simmer all day in chicken broth sweetened with brown sugar and butter! Set it and forget it side dish recipe that’s great for Holiday dinners and weeknight dinner.  

Only 5 ingredients needed for these slow cooker sweet glazed carrots. Perfect side dish that kids and adults will love. Baby carrots simmer all day in chicken broth sweetened with brown sugar and butter! Set it and forget it side dish recipe that is so delicious.

SWEET CARROTS RECIPE

I am not really that great with side dishes. I will usually just do a bagged salad, cut up some cucumbers and a tomato and toss it all together and call it good. By the time I am done going through the circus act of trying to cook dinner with 4 kids, I am way too tired to even think about a side dish. 

That’s why I LOVE these sweet carrots. You put them in the crock pot a few hours ahead of time and let them cook.

They get so tender & soft, and they almost taste like candy 🙂 My kids love carrots and this is one of the sure ways to get them to eat their veggies. Even carrot haters may just end up loving these too. 

Only 5 ingredients needed for these slow cooker sweet glazed carrots. Perfect side dish that kids and adults will love. Baby carrots simmer all day in chicken broth sweetened with brown sugar and butter! Set it and forget it side dish recipe that is so delicious.

All you need are 5 easy ingredients:

  • 2 lb bag of baby carrots
  • chicken broth
  • salt
  • brown sugar
  • cubed butter

Only 5 ingredients needed for these slow cooker sweet glazed carrots. Perfect side dish that kids and adults will love. Baby carrots simmer all day in chicken broth sweetened with brown sugar and butter! Set it and forget it side dish recipe that is so delicious.

How to make sweet carrots in the slow cooker

  • Pour the chicken broth into the bottom of your slow cooker
  • Dump the carrots in
  • Sprinkle the salt and brown sugar over top
  • Dot the butter squares all over and cover with the lid 

Let it cook for several hours and you’ll end up with super soft and sweet carrots. I like to sprinkle just a pinch of salt & pepper before serving and sometimes even some more butter!

 

Only 5 ingredients needed for these slow cooker sweet glazed carrots. Perfect side dish that kids and adults will love. Baby carrots simmer all day in chicken broth sweetened with brown sugar and butter! Set it and forget it side dish recipe that is so delicious.

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Slow Cooker Sweet Carrots
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 2 mins
 
Only 5 ingredients needed for these sweet carrots that are made right in the slow cooker. Perfect side dish that kids and adults will love. Baby carrots simmer all day in chicken broth sweetened with brown sugar and butter!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot recipe, side dish, sweet carrots
Servings: 6
Calories: 155 kcal
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bag (2 lbs) baby carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter (cut into small chunks)
Instructions
  1. Spray the insert of the slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour the chicken broth in and then dump the carrots into the slow cooker. 

  2. Sprinkle the salt and brown sugar over the carrots. Place the small chunks of butter over top.

  3. Cover with the lid and cook on LOW heat for 5-7 hours. 

  4. I like to serve the carrots with some of the sweet sauce in the slow cooker to keep them moist. 

Recipe Notes

It's best to cook these carrots on LOW heat. High heat is too hot and you'll end up with burnt and really ugly looking carrots. 

 

The carrots may appear "ugly" when the cook time is up but that's normal. Just give it a good stir and they will get that sweet glazed coating on them and look much better. 

 

Serve with an additional sprinkling of salt & pepper (if wanted) and additional butter. 

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Only 5 ingredients needed for these slow cooker sweet glazed carrots. Perfect side dish that kids and adults will love. Baby carrots simmer all day in chicken broth sweetened with brown sugar and butter! Set it and forget it side dish recipe that is so delicious.

Originally published in 2015.

It has been updated and republished November 2018.

Recipe has not been changed. 

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    July 4, 2015 at 8:27 am Carrots is one vegetable our family can agree upon. We all eat carrots! :-) I'm pinning to remind me to make these. Have a wonderful 4th!
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      July 6, 2015 at 8:58 am My family is the same way! We have carrots a lot because my kids will actually happily eat them :) I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
  • Reply
    Wendy
    April 18, 2016 at 8:36 am Is this recipe for a large crockpot? I plan on using a 2 qt crockpot that I use for side dishes and wonder if I should cut the recipe in half?
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      April 18, 2016 at 8:56 am Hi Wendy. I'm not sure on the sized of different crock pots, but I do know that as long as the 2 lb bag of baby carrots fits inside, then you will be fine. I have a larger one (4.5 or 5 qt) that I've made this recipe in and I have a really small one (probably 2 qt) that I've made these in also. I think it will be fine in a smaller crock pot. Just watch the cooking time. It may need more time (or less) depending on how hot your crock pot cooks. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions :)
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    Tiffany
    December 25, 2016 at 11:00 am I was looking for a quick hands off side dish for it Christmas dinner. I made these 2 days ago and my family loved them! Making another batch this Christmas morning for dinner tonight. So easy and simple! cant wait to share them! Thank you!
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      December 28, 2016 at 7:58 pm I am so happy these were a hit for you! I make them at least once a week. They're one of the only ways I can get my kids to eat some veggies :) Thanks for coming back to let me know.
  • Reply
    Mary
    November 16, 2017 at 9:07 pm If you put the crockpot on high, how long do they need?
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      November 16, 2017 at 10:44 pm I have never cooked these on high and would not recommend it. I think they will start to burn before they get cooked all the way through and soft. If you want to, I would start at 2 hours and go from there.
  • Reply
    Terina R.
    November 8, 2018 at 9:32 am What would you recommend if you have a really large crock pot? Mine is 8 quarts. I'm afraid this might not fill it enough and they'll still burn on low, but I don't want to double it and have a ton of carrots for our little family of three.
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      November 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm I’ve cooked these carrots in the large crock pot. They will just need less cooking time. To prevent burning, stir the carrots around 2 or 3 times during the cooking time. Hope that helps!

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