Slow Cooker Honey-Glazed Carrots Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)

Set it and forget it! Cook carrots in the slow cooker…

Did you know you can cook carrots in your slow cooker? I love the idea of these carrots as an easy side dish in the slow cooker for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner! No last minute fuss and leave the stove top open or available for other dishes!

slow cooker honey-glazed carrots side dish

Do a little prep in the morning, then just let the carrots slow cook! Once they are nice and tender, drain the liquid, then stir in a glaze. You can use any type of glaze you want, the variations are endless! Serve right away or leave the finished carrots in the Crock-Pot on warm for an hour or two until dinner is served, if needed.

slow cooker honey glazed carrots ingredients

A four-quart slow cooker is just the right size for this recipe. Three pounds of carrots will serve about eight to ten people. Perfect side dish for large family meals and holidays!

glazed carrots in the slow cooker

Cook the peeled and sliced carrots in a simple liquid of water, sugar, and salt. The carrots retain their flavor and subtle sweetness with this method. Great way to get nicely cooked carrots in the slow cooker every time! The glaze ingredients can be adapted to your preference, but it is a nice touch to stir in a fresh, minced herb before serving.

carrots in the crock pot

This simple honey glaze is a great option for cooked carrots. Tender carrots with a touch of honey and fresh parsley!


Recipe from Slow Cooker Revolution.

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Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Slow Cooker, 4-Quart

This slow cooker is super handy for potluck or any time you need to transport your slow cooked food!

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  • Low, High and Keep Warm Heat Settings
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Slow Cooker Honey-Glazed Carrots Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 15mins
Serves: Serves 8-10


  • 3 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick on bias
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper


  1. Combine carrots, water, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt in slow cooker. Cover and cook 4-6 hours on low, until carrots are tender.

  2. Drain carrots, then return them to slow cooker. Stir in honey, butter, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.


This dish can be kept in slow cooker on warm setting for 1 to 2 hours before serving; loosen with additional hot water as needed before serving.

Comments & Reviews

  • melissa

    I would love to make this without the sugar…how do you think I could? Use more honey? or do you think that the 1 tbsp even matters that much?

    • Melanie

      I haven’t tried this recipe other than how it is written, so I don’t know for sure how it would turn out. Adding more honey would be an option – honey flavor can sometimes be overpowering, but it is only 1 Tbsp, so maybe it would be fine. Another option would be to sub for a different type of sugar, like maple syrup, coconut sugar, stevia or something like that?
      This grilled glazed carrot recipe is good and doesn’t have refined sugar. Not sure if it would work in the slow cooker too or not though.
      Let me know what you try and how it turns out!


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