How Long Should Carrots and Potatoes Cook in a Crock Pot?

If you are cooking in a 7 quart crock pot it’s good to understand the cooking times for certain foods. You can basically cook any food you would cook in the oven or on the stove in a crock pot. You just have to know the conversion of times and you’ll be fine.

Here’s a quick chart so you can see how long things will need to cook in your crock pot.

If the recipe says:

15-30 minutes then cook for 11/2 – 2 hours on HIGH or 4-6 on LOW in your crockpot

25-45 minutes then cook for 3-4 hours on HIGH or 6-10 hours on LOW in your crockpot

50 minutes to 3 hours then cook for 4-6 hours on HIGh or 8-18 hours on LOW in your crockpot.

So for carrots and potatoes, most recipes call for 30-45  minutes to cook those items. Which translates to between 6-10 hours in your crock pot.

I have found this chart to be quite accurate. It is an estimate though, and you will need to be the judge of whether or not the food is done. However, it is a good chart to give you an idea of how long things will need to cook.

Here are some great crockpot cookbooks if you need more ideas.

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  1. Christina says:

    I just bought a slow cooker. It is 3.5 quart. Would these same adjustments still be accurate?

    Thank you!

  2. Jackie says:

    yes, it’s not the size of your crockpot that makes these numbers work, but the heat it produces.

  3. jeanette says:

    Thank you so much for this posting! It is exactly the information I was looking for. I’m new to crock pot cooking; today is my first attempt at it.

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