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.
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.
All you need are 5 easy ingredients:
- 2 lb bag of baby carrots
- chicken broth
- brown sugar
- cubed butter
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!
Try these other side dish recipes
- Skillet Pan Sweet Carrots
- Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
- Honey Butter Skillet Corn
- Roasted Parmesan Potatoes
- 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)
Spray the insert of the slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour the chicken broth in and then dump the carrots into the slow cooker.
Sprinkle the salt and brown sugar over the carrots. Place the small chunks of butter over top.
Cover with the lid and cook on LOW heat for 5-7 hours.
I like to serve the carrots with some of the sweet sauce in the slow cooker to keep them moist.
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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Originally published in 2015.
It has been updated and republished November 2018.
Recipe has not been changed.