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Slow Cooker Sweet Glazed Carrots

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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.Β 

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.

post & pictures updated October 2017

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; juggling the two hot pots on the stove, stopping the kids from fighting, feeding the screaming baby, and picking up spills, I am way too tired to even think about serving a side with dinner.

That’s why I LOVE these 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 πŸ™‚ 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 sweet glazed carrots.Β 

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; a 2 lb bag of baby carrots, chicken broth, salt, brown sugar, and cubed butter. That’s it!

Pour the chicken broth into the bottom of your slow cooker. Dump the carrots in and then sprinkle the salt and brown sugar over top. Dot the butter squares all over and cover. It cooks all day and the carrots get amazingly soft and they produce this sweet glaze. I love to take a spoon and serve some of the liquid that’s in the slow cooker over the tops of the carrots. It keeps them nice and moist.Β 

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.

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.

The 1/2 cup of brown sugar might turn some people off because you could make cookies for that same amount of sugar πŸ™‚ But once the carrots are done cooking there is a lot of liquid at the bottom of the slow cooker, so it’s not like each carrot has tablespoons of brown sugar caked onto it. Unless you straight up drink all that cooking liquid then you’re not actually eating all that brown sugar.

But just as with most recipes, you can always reduce the brown sugar to your liking.

I love making these carrots for Thanksgiving dinner every year. It’s a very low maintenance side dish that can be ready when you are, or they keep really well on the warm setting once cooked. I’ll be honest and warn that these carrots are not the prettiest things you’ll ever eat (they tend to get darker in color and wrinkly as they cook), but they sure are delicious. So who cares, right πŸ™‚Β 

Serves 6-8 side dish servings

Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots

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.

5 minPrep Time

6 hrCook Time

6 hr, 5 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bag (32 oz) baby carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces

Instructions

  • Pour chicken broth into bottom of slow cooker. Dump carrots in.
  • Sprinkle the salt and brown sugar over the carrots. Place the pieces of butter evenly over the top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours. The longer they cook the softer and more tender they are, but they do tend to darken and get "ugly" as they cook. But, they'll be delicious!
  • Serve carrots with some of the sauce in the slow cooker to keep them moist. Can also add additional butter and/or chopped fresh parsley.
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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.

recipe adapted fromΒ six sister’s stuff

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8 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!
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    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?
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      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!
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      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.
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    Mary
    November 16, 2017 at 9:07 pm If you put the crockpot on high, how long do they need?
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      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.

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