Pressure-Cooker Orange Spice Carrots

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min.


6 servings

Updated: Mar. 24, 2023
To get my son to eat veggies, I mix and match flavors and spices. My carrots with orange and cinnamon won him over. —Christina Addison, Blanchester, Ohio
Pressure-Cooker Orange Spice Carrots Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds medium carrots or baby carrots, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  1. In a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker, combine the first 7 ingredients. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on low for 3 minutes. Quick-release pressure.
  2. Select saute setting, and adjust for high heat; bring liquid to a boil. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into carrot mixture. Cook and stir until sauce is thickened, 1-2 minutes.

Test Kitchen tips
  • For extra zing, top this recipe with a little orange zest.
  • Nutrition Facts

    2/3 cup: 187 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.