Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 6 reviews

Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots are sweet and savory side dish glazed with brown sugar. A healthy and perfect dish for the holiday season that goes well with any meal. 

Looking for simple side dish recipes like this? Try my other recipes like the Cheesy Baked Green Beans, Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes, and Crispy Onion Rings!

slow cooker roasted carrots

Slow Cooker Carrots with Brown Sugar Glaze

Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots are a hit in my family during this time of the year. I have lots of carrots that I got on sale and so, I am making it the main ingredient for this side dish. These sweet and savory carrots are coated in butter and sugar and then cooked to tender perfection.

This is probably one of the many advantages of having this recipe in your repertoire. When the vegetable is in season, it tastes the best and costs the least compared to some other time of the year. And you can buy them the freshest around this time.

So, you are guaranteed that what you serve is high-quality and healthy, just right for your family. I like that it is simple yet overall, it is an appetizing addition to any meal. In addition, it is so versatile that you can pair its flavor and texture with many kinds of dishes.

And this recipe is hassle-free. Just dump everything in the crockpot. Hours later, enjoy a vibrant side dish that tastes delicious as it looks!

slow cooker roasted carrots ingredients

Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots Ingredients:

  • Carrots: Cut the vegetables into uniform pieces to ensure even cooking. Also, you can cook them whole if you prefer. 
  • Melted butter: Mixed with the sugar, it adds flavor to the glaze.
  • Brown sugar: You can use honey as a substitute.
  • Salt: It balances out the flavors.
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg: These spices add the fall flavor that is evident in this dish.
  • Chopped parsley: It gives another flavor. And its green color complements the orange well, too.

How to make Glazed Carrots in the slow cooker?

  1. Prepare: Put the vegetable pieces in the crockpot. Then, in a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients.
  2. Coat: Next, toss everything together to coat each piece with the sugar mixture.
  3. Cook: Set the crockpot to 3 hours on HIGH. Additionally, you can thicken the glaze by allowing it to cook on HIGH for another 15 minutes uncovered.
  4. Serve: Garnish with the chopped parsley before serving.

slow cooker roasted carrots sauce

Can I make roasted carrots in the oven?

Yes, you can! In fact, we have a recipe for roasted carrots using the oven. For this recipe, we use olive oil, garlic powder, and black pepper in the glaze.

What I like about cooking them in the oven is that the pieces get caramelized nicely.

Best carrots to use?

You may use any whole ones and simply cut them into smaller pieces. Or, you can use baby carrots that are almost of the same size. I tend to go with the organic type. They are a little bit more expensive, but it is well worth it since they are healthier and do not have any pesticides. 

But feel free to use whatever you have on hand. 

Can I use frozen carrots?

Yes! Feel free to use frozen ones. You can even prepare the vegetable ahead of time.

Put the pieces coated with the glaze in a freezer bag and freeze. Then, just pour everything into the crockpot to cook when ready.

crockpot roasted carrots

What to Serve with Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots?

This dish is quite versatile and goes well with almost anything. Check out the following suggestions:

Storing instructions:

  • Refrigerate: Keep this dish in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: To reheat, simply pop everything in the oven for about 5-10 minutes until warm. Then, serve. 

More easy side dishes:

roasted carrots

Recipe Tips:

  • To make the dish even more festive and appetizing, you can use the wavy cutters to decorate the pieces.
  • Do not freeze it. The vegetable will turn mushy as it thaws.
  • The recipe can be doubled if you have a larger slow cooker. 
  • Also, feel free to add more herbs like tarragon and thyme if you wish. 
  • For a healthier option, brown sugar can be substituted with honey.
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5 from 6 reviews

Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots

Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots are sweet and savory side dish glazed with brown sugar. A healthy and perfect dish for the holiday season that goes well with any meal. 

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 3 hours Total time: 3 hrs 15 mins




Nutrition information

Calories: 199 Carbohydrates: 32 Protein: 2 Fat: 8 Saturated Fat: 5 Cholesterol: 20 Sodium: 538 Potassium: 521 Fiber: 4 Sugar: 24 Vitamin A: 25552 Vitamin C: 10 Calcium: 70 Iron: 1
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Mar Wahrer

What a fantastic side dish idea! Perfect for the holiday season. Using the slow cooker makes it extra easy too.


Tara Pittman

This would be perfect for Thanksgiving. They look so delicious and easy to make


Ryan Escat

This idea could make me eat carrots even though I don't like it that much. Such a great way to eat carrots.


Toni Dash

This is really amazing! Such a great side dish!



I love any excuse to use my slow cooker! This looks like a great recipe my youngest will love. She is addicted to carrots!


Kita Bryant

These look absolutely perfect. I love having carrots as a side to my dinners.



What a yummy easy recipe! This will make the perfect Thanksgiving side dish



Lovely recipe. Perfect for Thanksgiving table. I will definitely save this and give it a try. Looks delicious and easy to make.


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