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Sweet or Savory Easy Carrot Recipes

If you’re looking for easy carrot recipes, you won’t want to miss out on these great options. Cooking carrots is a breeze when you have a handful of different recipes to use! 

carrot recipes

These easy carrot recipes will take you out of your normal rut. There are so many ways that you can alter the taste and look than just chopping them up and adding them to a salad.

Simple Carrot Recipes

If you love carrots, here are a bunch of new recipes to try this summer. You’re going to love all of these amazing options. From lunch to dinner and even dessert, try this wide variety of meals.

baby carrots

What is the best way to eat carrots

There are so many options but I love easy prep SO we are going to start with these babies right? You can use “original” and cut yourself or already peeled baby.

Some recipes are better off with the small ones. It is less work on your part for sure but in a stew or stroganoff I will opt for the larger versions. Shredded there are even more possibilities. From baking a cake with them, to throwing some in our veggie muffins the possibilities are endless.

carrots and potatoes

What can I do with all these carrots

If you find them on sale and buy a ton you can literally make them into something new all week long, every night. Shred for muffins or you can slice thin or as thick as you want. Of course the larger chunks you have the longer it will take to get tender. If you’re making a slow cooker stew though you want something quite large.

Nobody wants disintegrated vegetables in their bites. Larger will maintain it’s flavor and provide the dish more texture for Instant Pot chicken and vegetables too.

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Easy Carrot Recipes

These are just a few simple recipes that you can enjoy making! 

This roasted carrots recipe in the oven is simple and easy right on a baking sheet. If you’re needing your stovetop for making other recipes, your oven will do the trick in cooking them up quickly!

Have you ever had a giant bowl of this orange soup? If not, you’re missing out! It’s creamy, hearty meal packed with beta carotene. 

pressure cooker carrot soup

Sweet Carrot Recipes

Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots

Everyone knows that brown sugar Cracker Barrel makes the best home cooked tasting meals. Grab some melted butter and try this recipe. This shows you how to make them honey glazed perfectly.

Cooking up some carrots with other vegetables is a great way to get a delicious side dish. Cook the carrots up with some sweet potatoes or squash and you’re certain to love the taste.

Head out to your garden this summer and see what vegetables you have that are ready to be eaten. 

How great is it that you can enjoy muffins even when living the Weight Watchers lifestyle? These carrot cake muffins are simple, easy and delicious to make! 

This is our favorite boxed cake mix recipe ever. You can easily amp up traditional spice cake into cupcakes with real grated carrots.

carrot cake cupcake recipe

Recipes with Carrots

  • Candied Carrots can be done on the stovetop or slow cooker during the holidays. Sweet is the way to go especially if you want kids to enjoy them.

While some carrots are already pretty sweet on their own, this glazed carrots will add even a little bit more of that awesome flavor. 

Think zoodles…but with carrots. It’s like getting your dose of daily vegetables while tricking your brain into thinking you’re eating some sort of pasta. 

  • Carrot Salad, have you tried this yet? Great side dish that you could add all sorts of things into.

Skip the lettuce and just make a salad out of carrots. Trust me on this’s so good! 

Instant Pot Carrot Cake is fun if you want to bake in a pressure cooker once and a while.

You knew that there was going to have to be some sort of desserts on this list made from carrots, right? Making up some carrot cake in an Instant Pot is a game changer.

Instant Pot Carrot Cake

Orange Carrot Ginger Smoothie would be something new. I mean we love our copycat Orange Julius smoothie so…..

Starting off your day with natural sweetness inside a glass. it is always a good idea, but having a smoothie made with carrot and ginger? So good! You just may not want any other smoothie after giving this recipe a try. 

Eating Keto doesn’t have to feel like you’re missing out. These pancakes are fluffy and yummy and full of carrots! Now you can sneak in some extra veggies to your kid’s pancakes without them even knowing it. 

Easy Carrot Recipes for Dinner

Have juice drinkers in your house? Give this sweet and savory carrot mango juice a try. It’s a little bit sweet with a clean, crisp taste. 

Just have a few minutes to get your veggies on the table? Let your pressure cooker do the work! In just a tiny amount of time, you can have perfectly cooked baby carrots seasoned with salt and pepper with your meal. 

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Healthy Recipes with Carrots

See how simple these carrot recipes can be? While you might be fine with eating raw carrots out of the bag and dipping them in dip, why not stretch those carrots and see what else they can be added to! 

Thai Carot Soup is wildly delicious. Click on the blue link to the left or any other one above to jump to recipe in that post.

I love the flavor of this Thai Carrot soup! If you can add in a bit of fresh cilantro as a mix in or even as a garnishment on the top, you’re going to be head over heels as well. 

Then make our savory and tender air fryer carrots that make the best side dish ever. You just need a little olive oil spray and seasonings to get tender bites of greatness.

air fryer carrots

Carrot Recipes Side Dish

Just remember that cooking with these orange veggies isn’t hard to do. Depending on how you like their texture, you can vary the cooking times a bit.

  • Some people like theirs to be a bit more crunchy so they want them on the raw side, while others like them to be mashable without any chew.

And when you can cook a lot of these recipes and let your appliances do the majority of the work, why not? It will just give you that much more time to either cook up the other parts of the meal or relax! 

Do you have any easy carrot recipes to share?

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