If you wonder how long to boil carrots and potatoes on stove top or using pressure cooker like instant pot, read this post so you can cook potatoes and carrots perfect every time! If you are in a hurry, the brief answer is that it takes about 12 to 15 minutes to cook potatoes and carrots together on stove top when you use boiling method. To understand more about boiling carrots and potatoes together on stove top or instant pot, make sure to read the post!
When we cook potatoes and carrots together, often we slice the potatoes in cubes and also slice the carrots to make stir fries, soups, stews, curry etc. You can also add onions, spices or seasonings to make delicious potatoes and carrots.
So when we discuss about the time required to boil potatoes and carrots, keep in mind that we are not using whole potatoes and carrots here, but we are boiling diced potatoes and carrots.
Carrot and potato recipes:
We can easily boil potatoes and carrots on stove top or using pressure cooker like instant pot to cook the potatoes and carrots together to make delicious dishes.
See an easy recipe for sauteed carrots on stove top if you like to try simple carrot recipes on stove top!
Boiled potatoes and carrots can be easily sesoned with simple seasonings and enjoy as a quick, easy side dish or you can use the boiled potatoes and carrots to make potato carrot curry, soup, stew, stir fry etc as you like.
So let us see here how long you need to boil potatoes and carrots so they are perfect in texture!
How long to boil carrots and potatoes on stove top using pan or pot?
Diced potatoes and carrots (with or without salt and seasonings) can be boiled on stove top using a pot of pan with little water. You just need about 1 cup of water to boil 2 cups of diced potatoes and carrots.
To answer the question about the time required to cook carrots and potatoes, you just need to boil the potatoes and carrots for about 12 to 15 minutes time.
First make sure that the carrots and potatoes are washed and clean, then peel the potatoes and carrots and slice them.
Potatoes can be sliced in medium sized cubes and carrots can be sliced in chunks or slice them long whichever way you prefer.
Add them to a pan of water (with salt if desired) and cook in medium heat for about 12 to 15 minutes until they are cooked and soft (fork tender).
You can adjust the cooking time slightly to suit your preference for the texture. If you want them very soft, you may cook them for little more time but if you want them more crunchy in texture, you may cook lesser time.
Also, the cooking time can slightly vary based on the the way you have sliced them and also the size of the pieces.
It is a good idea to slice the pieces in medium thickness and try to cut them in a uniform size so they will cook at the same time.
Once the carrots and potatoes are boiled, you can season them with more salt and seasonings as you prefer or you can use them to make soups, stews, curry, salads etc as you wish.
How long to cook carrots and potatoes in instant pot?
In instant pot pressure cooker, you just need to cook diced carrots and potatoes for about 5 minutes in high pressure (followed by a natural pressure release of about 12 minutes) to make perfect boiled potatoes and carrots.
Hope you found this post on how long to cook carrots and potatoes helpful in making the perfect cooked carrots and potatoes for dinner or any meal!