Low in calories and full of flavor, carrots come in a variety of colors - orange, purple, white, and yellow - and work beautifully in a variety of recipes. Browse these recipes for endless ideas, from honey glazed baby carrots to shredded carrots tossed in salads.

How to Cook Carrots

Carrots make a colorful and healthy side dish to perk up an everyday meal or add flourish to a special-occasion feast. While there are likely hundreds of variations on how to cook carrots, preparing these healthful veggies in a way that is especially delicious is key to getting even the pickiest eaters to pile them onto their plates.

Glazed Carrots with Pistachios

Better Homes and Gardens

Dress up glazed carrots with toasted pistachios for a fast, festive side dish.

Total: 25 mins

Lemon-and-Herb Roasted Chicken with Vegetables


Create a hearty, comforting meal in one roasting pan. Lemon, garlic, rosemary and more combine for big flavors in this family-size dish.

Carrot Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Shredded carrots add color and nutrition to this easy, make ahead appetizer dip.

Total: 35 mins

Marinated Dill Carrots

Better Homes and Gardens

Caramelized Carrots

Better Homes and Gardens

Loaded with vitamin A, this side dish recipe also boasts a caramelized sweet flavor. Make it a healthy side dish by skipping the cream sauce.

Beet-Carrot Latkes

Better Homes and Gardens

In about half an hour you can have this healthy take on the traditional potato pancake. Beets, carrots, eggs, and a little salt and pepper are all you need to make this classic Jewish dish as a side or appetizer.

Asian Pickled Carrots

Better Homes and Gardens

Packaged baby carrots make this food gift easy. Pickled carrots add color and crunch to an appetizer spread.

Garden Risotto

Better Homes and Gardens

Long, slow cooking, with stirring and watching, ensures success in producing the creamy results for this classic Italian side dish recipe.

Total: 30 mins

Carrot-Coconut Bread

Family Circle

Carrot may seem a surprising addition to a sweet bread, but it's actually a perfect fitit adds moisture and it's a sneaky way to add more veggies to your diet.

Sweet Ginger Roots

Diabetic Living

For a slow cooker side dish that can't get much easier, try this ginger- and pomegranate juice-infused vetetable medley.

Roasted Beef with Horseradish Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Pair horseradish and thyme to flavor the beef and vegetables. Finish the beef with a simple sauce made by deglazing, the process of adding liquid to the pan and stirring to loosen flavorful brown bits from the meat.

Carrot Pineapple Cake

Midwest Living

If you've never made cake in your slow cooker, start now. This moist carrot cake only gets better with a generous slather of cream cheese frosting.

Roast Beef With Potatoes And Carrots

Family Circle

Convenience foods are perfect for quick dinners. Refrigerated cooked roast beef and cooked mashed potatoes make this home-style dinner doable in 20 minutes.

Maple-Thyme Carrots

Midwest Living

Maple syrup, butter and thyme give fresh flavor to ho-hum carrots. Try this with canned or reheated frozen vegetables.

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