These slow cooker glazed carrots are a super easy side dish that’s perfect for a casual dinner or a holiday gathering!

Sweet and savory brown sugar glazed carrots are coated in butter and sugar and cooked to tender perfection. Your whole family will love these slow cooker carrots!

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Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots in a baking dish.

One thing you’ll always find in my fridge is a bag of carrots. They’re cheap, healthy, they last for weeks, and they’re my go to when I need an easy veggie side. These slow cooker glazed carrots are the perfect side dish for a busy weeknight or for Thanksgiving dinner. Glazed carrots is a classic dish that never goes out of style and making it in the crock pot is just so easy. It also frees up oven space if you’re preparing a big holiday meal!

A crock pot of slow cooker carrots with a serving spoon in it.

How to make glazed carrots

These slow cooker carrots are made with sliced carrots, brown sugar, butter and some spices. That’s it!! Everything goes into the slow cooker for about 3 hours and what comes out is tender carrots in the most delicious sauce. I add a little parsley at the end just for color, but you can skip that step if you like. After my carrots are cooked through, I typically like to thicken the glaze a bit, although this is also an optional step. I thicken the glaze by removing the cover of the slow cooker and cooking the carrots for another 15 minutes. This step helps to reduce and thicken the sauce which helps it cling to the carrots.

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots in a crock pot.

For this dish, you can use full sized carrots that have been peeled and cut into rounds, or you can use a bag of baby carrots if you prefer. I think the carrot coins are prettier, so I always go that route. My kids love these glazed carrots too, this recipe is one of their favorite side dishes! These slow cooker glazed carrots will definitely be on my holiday table this year, they’re easy, cheap, beautiful and delicious. How can you go wrong with that?

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5 from 135 votes

Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots

AuthorSara Welch
Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots
These slow cooker glazed carrots are a super easy side dish that's perfect for a casual dinner or a holiday gathering!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Serves 8


  • 2 lbs carrots peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Place the carrots in a slow cooker. In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Pour the brown sugar mixture over the carrots and toss to coat.
  • Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or until carrots are tender. If you'd like to thicken the glaze, remove the cover and cook on HIGH for an additional 15 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 19120IU | Vitamin C: 6.7mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I added a half a cup of real maple syrup to the sauce and OMG after this world delicious gave it another little kick

  2. I plan to double the recipe in order to feed 16. I’m confused on the cooking time. Is the cooking time for 8 servings the same as 16? The time does not change when you update the recipe above to 2x, but in the notes/responses below you say to add an hour? Hopefully you can answer this soon as I need to cook these carrots two days from now. I also noted that some people said the 1x recipe needed about 20 extra minutes. I await your guidance.

    Thank you.

    1. It really depends on the size of your slow cooker. If you have a 6 quart slow cooker and there’s still plenty of room for the hot air to circulate, it should cook in about the same time. If you’re using a 4 quart slow cooker and it’s completely full without much room for air to circulate then you’d need to add an hour.

  3. 5 stars
    A hit! This recipe is going in to my “Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes”!! The grown-ups and the kids loved these delicious carrots! The crockpot recipe was easy-and saved oven and stovetop space! Perfect vegetable side dish!