34 Tasty Carrot Recipes

From salads and side dishes to stews and cakes, check out our favorite ways to serve up carrots.


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Carrot Ribbon Salad
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Carrot Ribbon Salad

    Toss thinly peeled carrots, fresh peas, and green onions in honey vinaigrette to create an easy and good-for-you salad.

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Carrots and Snap Peas with Citrus Gremolata

    Saute baby carrots and peas with shallot and garlic, then sprinkle with a bright mixture of lemon peel, fresh parsley, and toasted almonds for a tasty and healthy side dish.

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Carrot, Pineapple, and Mango Salad

    Carrots combine with pineapple, mango, honey-roasted peanuts, and cilantro for a delicious side dish you can make up to 8 hours ahead.

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Carrot Dip

    Add a healthy touch to rich and creamy dip by stirring in shredded carrots. Horseradish and green onion add a kick. Serve it with fresh veggies or pita chips.

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Caramelized Carrots

    A cayenne pepper-spiced cream sauce tops these tender carrots. The quick and easy side dish requires just 20 minutes of prep time.

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Marinated Dill Carrots

    For a delicious (and easy) side dish you can make ahead, chill carrots and mushrooms in a simple vinaigrette with fresh dill.

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Butter-Glazed Carrots

    The sweetness of tarragon or basil is a natural complement to the sweetness of the carrots, but other more savory herbs, such as thyme, dill, or rosemary, can be a nice contrast.

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Glazed Parsnips and Carrots

    Fresh pears, dried cranberries, and orange juice add a pleasant fruity flavor to this winning combination of parsnips and carrots.

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Ginger Carrot Cake

    Freshly grated ginger adds a delightful twist to this beloved American classic -- and it's delicious in any season.

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Fennel, Carrot, and Spinach Toss

    Perfect for your next cookout, this grilled vegetable medley tastes delicious with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

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Ginger-Carrot Soup

    Caramelized onions and fresh ginger bring delicious flavor to this creamy carrot and sweet potato soup.

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Spicy Beef & Noodle Salad

    To make this simple supper, toss flank steak, rice noodles, julienned carrots, and diced cucumber with a light and sweet Asian chili sauce.

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Maple-Orange Sweet Potatoes & Carrots

    Sweet potatoes may be from the South, but here they take on a little Yankee flair with maple syrup. For ease, these are made in a slow-cooker.

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Herb-Garlic Beef Roast

    Savory beef roast is seasoned with flavorful Italian parsley and freshly ground pepper; fresh carrots and red potatoes complete the meal.

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Orange-Ginger Carrots

    Consider keeping fresh ginger on hand to add zesty flavor to vegetables. The knobby, tan root stays fresh in the refrigerator for at least a week. It also can be frozen for up to two months.

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Carrot and Zucchini Bars

    These carrot bars are packed with raisins, walnuts, and honey. A citrus-cream cheese frosting adds a sweet topping.

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Glazed Carrots with Pistachios

    Lightly toasted pistachios, brown sugar, and fresh thyme add a sweet zing to this fresh carrot recipe.

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Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

    This elegant and smooth soup gets a dash of sophistication when leeks are used in place of onions.

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Gingered Beef and Vegetables

    Served alongside hot-cooked rice, this Asian-inspired dish requires just 20 minutes of prep time. Make it with your favorite veggies; we love carrots, sweet red peppers, and snap peas.

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Honeyed Carrots

    Served whole and flavored with mildly hot red pepper and tangy lemon, these carrots are hard to resist.

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Tuscan Bean Soup

    Cannellini beans, baby carrots, and spinach are the stars of this Italian-inspired recipe that's ready and on the table in just 20 minutes. Serve it with cracker bread for an extra Mediterranean-inspired touch.

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Spinach-Pea Risotto

    A medley of carrots, spinach, peas, green onions, and radishes makes this recipe a winner. Serve it with your choice of other lightly cooked seasonal veggies.

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Best-Ever Carrot Cake

    Topped with pineapple slices and cream cheese icing, this tried-and-true carrot cake won't disappoint.

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Chicken with Parmesan Noodles

    You can toss together this quick dish of angel hair pasta, grilled chicken, basil pesto, carrots, and parmesan cheese in minutes.

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Red Snapper with Carrots and Fennel

    This veggie-packed fish bake makes the most of carrots, dill weed, and fennel.

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Mustard-Herb Beef Stew

    Basic meat and potatoes get bold flavor after simmering in this heady combination of dark beer, onions, thyme, parsley, and carrots.

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Spring Carrot Soup

    Filled with carrots, haricot verts, and shrimp, this spicy appetizer is ready in less than 30 minutes.

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Spicy Spring Vegetables

    Crisp carrots and asparagus marinated in spicy vinaigrette are a fresh substitute for traditional salad.

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Beef Goulash

    Tender pieces of beef, carrot, onion, and sweet pepper simmer in a luscious paprika- and caraway-accented tomato sauce in this slow-cooker rendition of the old-world classic.

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Flash-Roasted Vegetables and Pasta

    Once vegetables are roasted, you'll need only 20 minutes of prep time for a great meal with mushrooms, fennel, red onion, carrots, and pappardelle pasta.

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Curried Carrot Spread

    Flavored with a zesty blend of curry powder, cumin, and garlic, this hearty carrot dip is hard to resist. Serve it with rice or whole-wheat crackers.

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Vegetable Spring Rolls

    Instead of a dough wrapper, like Chinese egg rolls, spring rolls encase seasoned radishes, greens, carrots, cucumbers, and other vegetables in thin, translucent rice papers.

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Carrot, Fruit, and Spinach Salad

    This tossed salad with an orange-yogurt dressing will stay fresh and crisp for two to three days if refrigerated in a tightly sealed container.

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Carrot and Chili Pepper Soup

    Fresh basil brightens this spicy vegetarian soup -- and it's ready in just 30 minutes.

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