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Slow Cooker Carrots

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Elevate everyday carrots with slow cooker carrots, an incredibly easy recipe that’s packed with flavor! This makes an elegantly simple side for every day dinners, your next brunch, and special holiday spreads. With just a handful of ingredients you’ll have an impressive vegetable side dish that everyone will enjoy (and that goes with almost anything)!
Course Side Dish
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword carrots, Crockpot, side dish, Slow Cooker
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6
Calories 130


  • 2 pounds carrots scrubbed and cut into ¼ inch thick on a bias
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter divided (or plant-based for dairy-free or vegan)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon salt

optional serving suggestion:

  • chopped flat leaf parsley, flaked sea salt


  • Add the carrots to a 6-quart slow cooker. Add 2 tablespoons butter, maple syrup, lemon zest, and salt, stirring to combine.
  • Cover and cook 4-6 hours on low or 2-3 on high, or until the carrots are just tender. Do not uncover during this time.
  • Uncover, add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, stir and taste. Add additional salt, maple syrup, or butter if desired. Toss with chopped parsley and flaked sea salt, if using, and serve.


For more ingredients & substitutions, see blog post above.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 25434IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg