instant pot carrots in white serving dish with red flowers

Instant Pot Carrots – So Easy & Delicious

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 17
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: pressure cooker, Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: vegan, paleo, keto, healthy


This recipe for Instant Pot Carrots is so easy and delicious. It makes the perfect healthy side dish for Easter or for an ordinary weeknight.


  • 2 pounds fresh carrots, washed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon melted ghee, butter, or coconut oil*


  1. Chop the carrots into approximately 1-inch chunks.
  2. Place the water in the base of a 6-quart pressure cooker. Add the carrots.
  3. Lock on the lid and make sure the valve is set to seal. Set the cook time to 2 minutes on high pressure.
  4. When the cooking time is complete, carefully quick-release the pressure.
  5. Remove the lid and pour the carrots and water into a colander.
  6. Add the drained carrots to a serving dish and pour over the melted ghee or coconut oil. Toss with the thyme and serve hot or at room temperature.


*Use coconut oil or vegan butter to make this recipe vegan