34 Tasty Carrot Recipes

Never again subject yourself to boring boiled carrots! These fresh carrot recipes are exploding with delicious flavor. Roasted carrots, carrot soup, carrot cake, carrot cookies, and carrot salads — we've got so many carrot recipes to try that you could eat them for every meal of the day.

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    Orange-Braised Carrots with Raisins

    Thanks to OJ, raisins, and cinnamon, this vegetable recipe tastes almost like candy! Use small whole carrots with the tops still on for pretty presentation.

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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. And just look how cute it is.

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    Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto

    Reduce food waste by using the green carrot tops you usually toss to make a pesto for your roasted carrots. It's a fun twist on traditional pesto, and you can use it anywhere you'd normally add pesto.

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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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    Carrot Breakfast Cookies

    Carrots for breakfast?! We fully support it, especially when it comes in cookie form! These satisfying cookies are a perfect breakfast recipe when you're on the run.

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    Rosemary and Carrot Ribbon Pappardelle

    Get in on the veggie noodle trend with this fresh carrot recipe. The combo of regular pasta and carrot ribbons means added nutrition while still taking care of your carb craving.

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    Glazed Carrots with Olives

    If Jacques Pepin says it's good, we're in! His glazed carrot recipe is a little sweet, a little salty, and topped with chives for a punch of fresh flavor.



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    Carrot Orzotto

    Get double the carrot flavor from carrot juice and shredded carrot in this one-pan 30-minute dinner recipe.

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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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    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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    Ginger-Carrot Soup

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

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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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    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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    Maple-Orange Sweet Potatoes and 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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    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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    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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    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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    Turkey-Carrot Goulash

    Take everything you think you know about goulash and erase it from your memory. This turkey and carrot goulash recipe will have you totally rethinking goulash. This version is fresher and may be a touch sweeter than you're used to.

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    Carrot Cake Pie

    A slow cooker dessert recipe using carrots! This recipe will win you over when you take a bite of the carrot cake-flavor pies.

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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 using 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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    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

    This spicy appetizer filled with carrots, haricots verts, and shrimp is ready in less than 30 minutes.

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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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    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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    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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    Fennel, Carrot, and Spinach Toss

    This grilled vegetable medley is perfect for your next cookout. Add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese to finish the dish.

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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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    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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    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 Chili Pepper Soup

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

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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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