Crave-Worthy Carrot Recipes You Need to Try
We need to talk about how amazing can-do carrots are. Yes, carrots. There aren’t many other vegetables that can be equally tasty served alongside a roast chicken as they can be baked into a cake that’s piled with cream cheese frosting. It’s time for carrots to get the recognition they deserve.
So next time you’re at the grocery store, go on and buy that big bag of carrots. I am always surprised by how cheap a bag is; it will barely set you back a few dollars, and that’s still the case even if you’re buying organic. And if you don’t use them all now, you can easily freeze your carrots. So, naturally, carrots are a good grocery investment all around. You’ll have no trouble cooking your way through the bag (and getting a serious dose of vitamin A) — especially if you lean on these carrot recipes for inspiration.
From classic glazed carrots to a pot of cozy carrot soup to muffins, cake, and more, here are 50 carrot recipes that cover all the bases.
Sides, Salads, and Starters
Carrots make for a colorful side dish or unique appetizer, whether roasted, glazed, shredded for a crunchy salad, or blended into a creamy dip. If you bought that bag of rainbow carrots, you can have even more fun with how the final dish looks.
Mains for Lunch and Dinner
Carrots become part of the main attraction when they’re tossed with pasta or tucked alongside a roast.
Sweet Breakfasts & Desserts
Carrot cake is classic, sure, but carrots can dabble in other sweets too, like muffins, scones, and even cookies!