Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides – Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

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Love Southern soul food and easy Easter dinner sides? 

Then you’ll love this quick and easy recipe for Black folks’ brown sugar-glazed carrots in the Instant Pot for your soul food Easter dinner menu!

 

Black family Easter dinner menu ideas

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Southern Easter dinner sides that are Instant Pot easy enough for anyone to make & everyone to love!

 

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Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides – Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

 

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African American Easter dinner ideas 

What is soul food?

Tender, juicy meats, flavorful gravies and sauces, and vegetables seasoned so deliciously that you forget they’re good for you! That’s soul food – a legacy of Southern cooking the Black way.

 

What is the meaning of soul food?

‘Soul’ is the word used to describe the swag and unique style of African-American cuisine. You know. The flavor. 

So any time someone asks the question, “What exactly is soul food?” 

Tell them to start here at this Black people recipes website for their next soul food holiday catering menu!

 

What food is traditional for Easter?

Happy Easter! 

From honey-baked hamcrown roast, a roasted carrot side dishmashed potatoes, and for dessert, carrot cake. In addition, some folks indulge in prime rib, scalloped potatoes, or fried fish. 

And what is Easter without deviled eggs?

 

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These are just a handful of the soul food Southern Easter menu favorites that answer the ever-popular question: “What do Southern people eat for Easter?”

Start here and meal plan with these mouth-watering Easter soul food dinner side for brown sugar-glazed carrots.

Your guests will exclaim, “Everything looks so yummy! When do we eat?”

 

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Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

 

Can you make Black folks brown sugar-glazed carrots in a pressure cooker?

Yes, carrots are cooked beautifully and quickly in the Instant Pot pressure cooker.

You’ll create an all-around delicious soul food side dish with just a handful of ingredients like cinnamon, sugar, beautiful organic whole carrots, and seasonings like thyme, salt, pepper, chicken stock, and butter!

With an Instant Pot, you can have tender irresistible roasted carrots for Easter dinner in less than five minutes. This simple recipe is sure to don you the title of hostess with the mostest!

 

 

What is the cooking time for a soul food carrots recipe in the Instant Pot?

Less than 5 minutes. 4 minutes, to be exact!

 

How do you make Black folks brown sugar-glazed carrots in the Instant Pot?

In less than 5 minutes, you can have an Easter side dish on the table and ready to serve! 

  • Simply add the broth, butter, sugar, spices, and herbs.
  • Close the lid and walk away. 
  • And in only a few minutes, you’ll have this part of Easter dinner complete!

Easter dinner sides like brown sugar-glazed carrotsrice, and cabbage pressure cook in the Instant Pot in under 5 minutes!

 

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Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides - Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

  

What is needed to make this easy Easter dinner side: soul food brown sugar carrots recipe in the Instant Pot?

So what accessories do you need for brown sugar glazed carrots?

The only kitchen equipment you’ll need is the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker.

An Instant Pot trivet rack is optional but not required for this recipe.

 

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Easter dinner sides – Black folks brown sugar-glazed carrots recipe

Ingredients for brown sugar-glazed carrots

  • 6-8 whole organic carrots or 4-5 large carrots, skin on 
  • ½ cup of chicken stock (replace with ½ cup of water to make this recipe vegan friendly)
  • ½ cup of brown sugar (replace with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon for keto)
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper 
  • ½ teaspoon of dry thyme 
  • 4-5 sprigs of fresh thyme 
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter (or vegan butter)

 

Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots In The Instant Pot

 

Instructions for Black folks brown sugar-glazed carrots

  1. Cut off the carrot tops.
  2. Lightly score the skin of the carrots, being careful not to cut the carrots into chunks.
  3. Open the Instant Pot lid and add the carrots to the stainless steel inner pot.
  4. Pour the chicken stock over the carrots.
  5. Add the seasonings (brown sugar, salt, black pepper, dry thyme, fresh thyme sprigs) and butter on top of the wet carrots.
  6. Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is in the sealing position – up) and pressure cook on high for 4 minutes.
  7. When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural pressure release for at least 2 minutes.
  8. To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  9. Serve this easy Easter dinner side dish – Black folks’ brown sugar-glazed carrots right away, and enjoy!

 

What other Easter dinner sides do you serve with brown sugar-glazed carrots?

 

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What are you supposed to eat on Easter Sunday?

An African American family meal might include Easter recipes like lamb chops,  brown sugar baked ham, roasted asparagus, or Brussel sprouts. And for dessert – deep South dish sweet potato pie or Southern soul food carrot cake!

 

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What are the best Easter dinner sides?

Everyone’s always asking, “What side dishes should you serve with your Easter dinner?”

After the main course, how do you bring it all together to make the perfect soul food feast?

The answer is Instant Pot easy with these soul food Easter side dishes that are quick and easy without compromising the authentic soul food flavors.

 

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How do you season Black folks’ brown sugar-glazed carrots?

This recipe calls for butter and brown sugar, which creates the carrot’s sweet glaze. 

Follow this recipe, or modify it with a bit of olive oil in place of butter. You can also make it your own by including minced garlic or another favorite seasoning. 

 

Can you sweeten these soul food carrots with honey or maple syrup?

You could use substitutes like cinnamon, maple syrup, or honey in place of butter and brown sugar. And even garnish the honey-glazed carrots with parsley!

There’s more than one way to make this delicious recipe of candied carrots, just like when making Black folks sweet potatoes and candied yams.

 

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Some people like ranch seasoning, chili powder, or dill. Some sprinkle in a little lemon juice – while some folks don’t add anything at all! 

You can find out what your favorite is by playing with ingredients.

 

Easter Dinner Sides Southern Soul Food Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

 

Can you make these Black folks glazed carrots keto?

Carrots are another keto-friendly vegetable, like soul food collard greens

You can make Instant Pot carrots keto by using cinnamon to glaze them instead of brown sugar. 

You may even consider using Ceylon cinnamon, a popular cinnamon variety used in keto-friendly dishes!

 

Is Instant Pot better for steaming carrots or vegetables?

Carrots and other veggies turn out so delicious when they are steamed. The Instant Pot makes it incredibly convenient to cook these nutritious snacks without waiting for a pot of water to boil on the stovetop or in the microwave.

With Instant Pot, you can pressure cook steam carrots and your main entrée in under 30 minutes! 

The same 4-minute cooking time applies when adding other Easter dinner sides to the menu like Southern cabbage. Or Instant Pot soul green beans that cook in only 2 minutes!

 

How do you pressure cook baby carrots in the Instant Pot?

Pressure cooking baby carrots in the Instant Pot is simple and the same as regular carrots. All you need are fresh baby carrots, and the instructions for pressure cooking are the same.

  

How do you reheat glazed carrots?

The quickest way to reheat Easter dinner sides is in the Instant Pot on the ‘keep warm’ setting. Or by microwaving.

To reheat this Easter side dish in the Instant Pot, place the carrots in the inner pot with a small amount of water. Close the lid and use the pot’s ‘keep warm’ setting for about 10 minutes or until the carrots are heated through.

 

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Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides – Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides – Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

What are the best Easter dinner sides?
Start with this easy Southern soul food recipe for brown sugar-glazed carrots. A Black folks' Easter dinner soul food favorite!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Instant Pot recipe, Soul Food
Keyword: brown sugar carrots, carrot recipe, carrots, Easter dinner menu, Easter dinner sides, glazed carrots, glazed carrots recipe, Instant Pot, Instant Pot carrots, Instant Pot recipe, keto, soul food brown sugar glazed carrots, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 191kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole

Equipment

  • Instant Pot electric pressure cooker

Ingredients

  • 8 carrots skin on, whole organic carrots or 4-5 large carrots
  • ½ cup chicken stock (replace with ½ cup of water to make vegan friendly)
  • ½ cup brown sugar replace with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon for keto
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4-5 sprigs thyme
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Cut off the carrot tops.
  • Lightly score the skin of the carrots, being careful not to cut the carrots into chunks.
  • Open the Instant Pot lid and add the carrots to the stainless steel inner pot.
  • Pour the chicken stock over the carrots.
  • Add the seasonings (brown sugar, salt, black pepper, dry thyme, fresh thyme sprigs) and butter on top of the wet carrots.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is in the sealing position – up) and pressure cook on high for 4 minutes.
  • When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural pressure release for at least 2 minutes.
  • To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  • Serve this easy Easter dinner side dish – Black folks’ brown sugar-glazed carrots right away, and enjoy!

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Notes

 
Instant Pot Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots Recipe Card

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 20482IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg
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Nutrition Facts
Southern Soul Food Easter Dinner Sides – Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
Amount per Serving
Calories
191
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
8
mg
3
%
Sodium
 
281
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
463
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
40
g
13
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
33
g
37
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
20482
IU
410
%
Vitamin C
 
8
mg
10
%
Calcium
 
66
mg
7
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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1 Comment

  1. Jamal
    April 2, 2022 / 11:30 am

    5 stars
    This is one of my favorite Easter sides thanks so much for the easy recipe.

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