A bowl of carrots cooked in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Carrots

  • Author: Sapana Chandra
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


These Instant Pot carrots make a delicious vegetable side dish for an everyday meal or holiday meal. They take only 15 minutes to make, have a fresh, naturally sweet taste and require only a few ingredients and minimal seasoning. 



  • 1 lb carrots
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: fresh herbs (parsley, chives, cilantro)


  1. Rinse and peel the carrots. Slice off the ends and slice diagonally.
  2. Add water to the Instant Pot and arrange carrots.
  3. Close the Instant Pot lid, set the valve on “sealing”, and cook on high pressure for 2 minutes. Once completed carefully quick release the steam, remove the lid, and drain the carrots.
  4. In a separate bowl, toss the carrots with extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs (if using). Serve and enjoy!


While this dish calls for sliced carrots, baby carrots are another great option. If you have a steamer basket, feel free to use it.

If you prefer softer carrots, I suggest cooking on high pressure for 3 minutes instead. If you prefer crisper carrots, cook for 1 minute instead.

Keywords: Instant Pot Carrots