Instant Pot Garlic Dill Carrots

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Carrots are the side dish you will often see grace the Easter dinner table. How about a no fuss way to make carrots. Instant Pot Garlic Dill Carrots are easy to make and even to carry along to a potluck.

Instant Pot Garlic Dill Carrots on grey wood in a white bowl

Instant Pot Garlic Dill Carrots Cook Time

This recipe is just enough for two people as a side dish. Easily increase the side dish to how many you need to feed. Generally two carrots per person. If you plan to double or triple the recipe don’t double the time. Just increase to 10 minutes for a pot of carrots.

Instant Pot Garlic Dill Carrots on grey wood in a white bowl

Doubling The Recipe

The 6 minute cook time for the instant pot for the carrots leaves a bit of a crunch. If you desire fully tender carrots then increase the time to 10 minutes also. If doubling the recipe you will need to double the ingredients.

Carrot in the instant pot with a steamer basket

Using fresh dill in this carrot side dish is key. I would not use a dried dill. The fresh is far more aromatic and looks beautiful when used in the carrots. Definitely gives that fresh spring feel to the side dish.

Garlic and Butter in the instant pot

Using a unsalted butter is great in this dish. It allows the sweetness of the carrots to shine though. We like to use a European butter like Finlandia or there is a few others. After steaming drain the pot before adding the butter.

Instant Pot Garlic Dill Carrots

I just love using the instant pot for easy weeknight side dishes. Even for potlucks that I can cook easily ahead then use the keep warm setting. This instant pot corn on the cob is another great side dish.

Instant Pot Garlic Dill Carrots

I’d love to know what you like to make in the instant pot. Tell me in the comments below. Lately, it’s been side dishes in the instant pot for me. Makes life so much easier. Watch the video below of how to make this easy gluten free carrot side dish.

Instant Pot Garlic Dill Carrots on grey wood in a white bowl

Instant Pot Garlic Dill Carrots

Jenne Kopalek
Carrots in a garlic dill sauce made in the instant pot. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 121 kcal


  • 4 large carrots; peeled and quartered
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter; European preferred
  • 2 sprigs of fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons garlic; minced may adjust to how much garlic you like
  • 1 cup water


  • Place steamer basket into the instant pot. Pour in one cup water. Place peeled and quartered carrots into the steamer basket. Put the lid on the instant pot and place valve to sealed position.
  • Press the pressure cook button and set timer to 6 minutes. If you’d like them really tender go with 10 minutes. 
  • Once the pot stops counting release the pressure. Remove carrots to a bowl. Remove steamer basket and drain water. Turn on sauté mode. Add in unsalted butter, garlic, and dill.
  • Place carrots back into the pot. Sauté for about two minutes. Turn off pot.
  • Serve topped with more fresh dill. 


Keyword Carrots, Dill, Easter, Garlic, Instant Pot, Potluck

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