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Instant pot carrots with baby carrots

Instant Pot Steamed Carrots

Instant Pot Steamed Carrots that are perfectly cooked and easy to make. Learn how to steam carrots in the Instant Pot and than flavor them up with your favorite seasonings. Use either baby carrots or whole diced carrots.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to steam carrots in Instant Pot, Instant Pot Baby Carrots, Instant pot carrots, Instant Pot Steamed Baby Carrots, Instant Pot Steamed Carrots
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Meghna
Cost: $2


  • 1 pound Organic Baby Carrots
  • 1 cup water normal

For Seasoning (Optional)


How to steam carrots in Instant Pot?

  • Wash the carrots very well. If using whole carrots dice them into 1.5" to 2" chunks.
  • Pour 1 cup regular water into the steel pot of the Instant Pot.
  • Place the steamer basket inside the inner pot if you have one or else you can also use the metal trivet that comes with the Instant Pot.
  • Dump the washed carrots on the steamer basket. Close the lid of the Instant Pot and seal the valve. Pressure cook on HIGH for 1 minute for crisper carrots, 2 minutes for fork tender carrots and 3 minutes for softer carrots. Do a quick pressure release.
  • Take out the steamer basket from the Instant Pot carefully with the help of a kitchen towel. It can be very hot at this stage.

How to season the cooked Instant Pot Carrots?

  • You can choose your favorite seasonings and make them a great side within minutes. Or else you can try this quick no cook method to season the carrots.
  • Drizzle olive oil, sprinkle salt and crushed black pepper, throw in some roughly chopped parsley, you add chili flakes too if you prefer an extra kick. Toss and serve.



  • Measuring Units used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  • Avoid skinny carrots. They will fall apart easily when steam cooked for 1,2 or 3 minutes.
  • Using Whole Carrots? Dice them equally into 1.5" or 2" chunks.
  • The Instant Pot Carrots Time Chart is provided in the blog post in the form of a table.
  • Read the Blog post to cook perfect carrots in the Instant Pot each and every time. 
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Steamed Carrots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 183mg8%
Potassium 538mg15%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 31275IU626%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 31275IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg