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10+ Best Carrot Recipes

on March 24, 2023
last updated September 5, 2023
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A comprehensive list of the Best Carrot Recipes you need in your back pocket to really enjoy the root vegetable!
Platter of roasted carrots and asparagus

Looking for some delicious ways to add more carrots to your diet? This list of Best Carrot Recipes has a wide variety of carrot recipes to make sure you’re making the most out of your root vegetable.

As an environmental scientist, I am always trying to highlight sustainable ingredients. Carrots, when sourced locally and in season, is considered a sustainable crop.

Relative to most other vegetables, carrots have one of the lowest water footprints and a relatively low carbon footprint.

Green Tip:  Seasonal and local foods have less associated transportation costs and fuel emissions. Check when carrots are in season in your area with this Seasonal Food Guide.

Carrots are so versatile and are so delicious in both savory and sweet recipes. Below you will see a variety of different types of carrots as well as a variety of different ways to cook with them.


1. 20-Minute Roasted Broccoli and Carrots

Roasted Broccoli and Carrots in a serving dish
This recipe for simple Roasted Broccoli and Carrots is the easiest way to bring out the natural flavors of the vegetables and get the perfect texture.
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2. The Best Yellow Carrots (aka White Carrots)

The best roasted white carrots
This is hands down the best white carrots (aka yellow carrots) recipe! Simply roasted with minimal ingredients, allowing your beautiful produce to shine.
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3. 5-Minute Carrot Top Pesto

Carrot Top Pesto on a pink plate with two lemon wedges
Don't toss your carrot greens! Use the subtly sweet, earthy greens to make this Carrot Top Pesto in just 5 minutes.
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4. Creamy Carrot Pasta

Bowl of Creamy Carrot Pasta garnished with basil
This nutrient-dense and hearty Creamy Carrot Pasta uses roasted carrots as a base for a savory and sweet sauce to serve over any pasta of your choice. Ready in just 30 minutes!
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5. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

Overhead image of roasted vegetables
This recipe for simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots is the easiest way to bring out the natural flavors of your vegetables and get a delicious crispy texture.
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6. One-Pot Carrot Pumpkin Soup

Bowl of Carrot Pumpkin Soup with hand cradling it
This Carrot Pumpkin Soup is the cozy Fall soup you need, with nutrient-dense carrots and pumpkin accompanied by aromatic spices, coming together in under an hour and in just one pot.
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7. 5-Minute Carrot Mug Cake

Carrot Mug Cake with forkful taken out and sitting next to it
This light and airy Carrot Mug Cake is the quickest way to satisfy your sweet tooth with real carrots and a touch of cinnamon. Five minutes from start to finish!
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8. Roasted Asparagus and Carrots

Platter of roasted carrots and asparagus
This recipe for simple Roasted Asparagus and Carrots makes for the perfect, healthy, 30-minute side dish to accompany any main dish.
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9. Moist Banana Carrot Muffins

overhead shot of muffin tin filled with carrots and banana carrot muffins
These Banana Carrot Muffins are moist and fluffy and boast strong flavors from the real bananas and carrots and added cinnamon.
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10. Carrot Dogs for the Grill (Vegan)

carrot dogs for the grill
These Vegan Carrot Dogs strike a balance between sweet, smoky, and salty and boast a meaty texture that will make you want to fire up the grill even without the meat!
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I hope this list of Best Carrot Recipes inspires you to embrace this awesome root veg! If you’re still not sure where to start, I’ve included the recipe for these Roasted Asparagus and Carrots that makes for the perfect, healthy, 30-minute side to accompany any main dish.

Platter of roasted carrots and asparagus

10 Best Carrot Recipes, including 30-Minute Roasted Asparagus and Carrots

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A comprehensive list of the Best Carrot Recipes you need in your back pocket to really enjoy the root vegetable! Plus, these Roasted Asparagus and Carrots for the perfect, healthy, 30-minute side dish to accompany any main dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
 
 

Simple Roasted Carrots and Asparagus

  • 1 pound asparagus (1 bunch asparagus = approx. 1 pound)
  • 1 pound carrots (4 large carrots = approx. 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Optional Topping Ideas

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic or onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated or shaved (or Nutritional Yeast)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (dairy or plant-based)
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Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  • Prep your vegetables by snapping off the "woody" ends of the asparagus and trimming the ends off the carrots, peeling them, and slicing them into long thin pieces (roughly the same size as the asparagus).
    prepped sliced carrots and asparagus on a round slate
  • To a large 18 x 26-inch baking sheet, add your prepared carrots and asparagus. Add the olive oil, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat. If you're adding any optional toppings, add them now, too. Then, spread the vegetables out in a single layer.
    Carrots and asparagus on a baking sheet ready to roast
  • Roast for 20 minutes until tender with crispy edges. Serve hot!
    carrots and asparagus fresh out of the oven

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Course Sides
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, 5 Ingredients or Less, Asparagus, Carrots, Classic Side Dishes, Healthy, Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Carrots, Roasted Vegetables, Vegetarian Sides
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