These slow cooker sweet and zesty ranch carrots are dripping with butter and filled with ranch flavoring. This is the easiest side dish you can easily bring to any holiday celebration with almost no prep time, and your kids will gobble up this vegetable recipe.
If you want an easy side dish that travels well for the holidays, look no further than these easy crock pot butter ranch carrots. All you need to do is place all the ingredients into a slow cooker and return a few hours later to tender carrots dripping with zippy buttery flavor!
My family likes to hold somewhat of a “potluck” when we have a holiday meal. This way, whoever is hosting won’t be overwhelmed by making a huge holiday meal. These ranch carrots are a great recipe to make for the holidays. This travels well, needs only a few ingredients, and is a veggie side dish that almost any kid will eat!
2 lbs of baby carrots You can also use larger carrots have you have peeled and cut into chunks.
5 tablespoons of butter
Ranch Seasoning Ingredients
2 tsp of dried onion- you can also use onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
Two teaspoons of dried parsley
Two teaspoons of dried dill
One teaspoon of salt
One dash of pepper
You can also use two packets of store-bought ranch dressing mix
If you want to add even more flavor, try adding garlic or more onion. You can also add some spice to the carrots. If you want to add more than just carrots, potatoes or red potatoes would taste great cooked with the carrots in the crock pot.
1. Set your slow cooker to low and add carrots and ranch seasonings to the slow cooker.
2. Stir the ranch seasoning throughout the carrots.
3. slice the butter into even slices and spread over the carrots.
4. Slow-cook carrots on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours. When carrots are fork-tender, they are ready to eat.
Can you make this recipe in the oven or on the stovetop?
It would take a long time to cook all these carrots on the stove, but this recipe would work better baked in a casserole dish in the oven if you don’t want to cook them in the slow cooker.
You will want to store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. The butter will harden when you store them in the fridge, but that is okay! You can reheat the carrots, and the butter will melt again.
Health Benefits of Carrots
Carrots are sweeter than most vegetables, so my kids love them! They are low in calories and high in vitamin a, vitamin c, fiber, potassium, and protein. They are low in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, and carbohydrates.
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Slow Cooker Butter Ranch Carrots
These slow cooker sweet and zesty ranch carrots are dripping with butter and filled with ranch flavoring.
- 2 lbs baby carrots
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons dried onion or onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons dried chives
- 2 teaspoons dried dill
- 1 teaspoon salt
Set your slow cooker to low and add carrots and ranch seasonings to the slow cooker.
Stir the ranch seasoning throughout the carrots.
Slice the butter into even slices and spread over the carrots.
Slow-cook carrots on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours. When carrots are fork-tender, they are ready to eat.
Did you try this easy Slow cooker ranch carrots recipe? I would love to hear how it turned out for you! Please comment below this blog post or tag me on social media and let me know how it turned out for you. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.
Do you add water to the crockpot too?
These turned out pretty good! I used southwestern hidden valley ranch