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IP steamed carrots.

Instant Pot Carrots (Perfectly steamed and Delicious)

Perfectly steamed instant pot carrots! You can have this from your pressure cooker to the table in 3 minutes active cooking time. Think quick, simple, fresh, tender, delicious yes that is all you would get with these steamed carrots. These make the best side dish ever!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4
Calories 101 kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 500 g Carrots
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch of salt to taste
  • Few springs fresh thyme


  • Prepare the carrots: Peel the carrots using a potato peeler and cut into equal sizes. (See image for reference).
  • Add 1 cup of water to the inner pot of the IP and place the steamer basket in it. add the chopped carrots to the steamer basket.
  • Lock the IP to safety and turn the valve to the sealing position, select manual or high pressure and cook the carrot for 3 minutes
  • Once the pressure cooker completes its cooking cycle and beeps, carefully do a quick pressure release. Take out the steamer basket form the IP and empty the water in the pot. Return the pot to the IP and select the sauté function. Add the carrots to the pot, add butter and thyme and stir to combine until the butter is melted.
    Serve immediately with mains of choice.


Use steamer basket or trivet to avoid overcooking your carrots.
Cut the carrots into equal sizes so they cook evenly. Let the size of the carrots guide you in timing how long to cook the veggie for. If you sliced the carrots to a thickness of a pound coin size, then I would suggest 1 minute. Anything over the thickness of 1cm, do 2 to 3 minutes.
NOTE: thickness in this contest is the smaller width of your sliced carrots.
Use the steam function if you want. I own 5.7ltr pressure king pro and I found the 3 minutes steam function too much at 3 minutes. If you are using the steam mode in your pressure cooker, start with 2 minutes and you can cook for longer if the veggies are not tender to your liking.


Calories: 101kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 90mgPotassium: 400mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 21057IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg

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