Orange-Cardamom Slow Cooker Carrots


Vegetarian slow cooker recipes, like this cooked carrots recipe, make stellar additions to any holiday meal.

Orange-Cardamom Slow Cooker Carrots
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 pound whole baby carrots, tops trimmed to 1/2 inch (use an oval slow cooker, or cut in half crosswise)

  • ¾ - 1 cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup orange marmalade

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom or cumin

  • Toasted sliced almonds


  1. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine carrots, onion, broth, and salt. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

  2. If using low, turn to high. In a small bowl stir together marmalade, cornstarch, and cardamom; stir into carrots. Cover and cook 45 minutes more or until thickened and bubbly. Sprinkle with almonds before serving.

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