“Not everyone in my family likes plain old carrots, so now after I cook and drain them, I melt a few slices of American cheese on top,” relates Dorothy Colclasure of Decatur, Illinois. “We really enjoy this delicious version.”
The home economists in our Test Kitchen came up with this good-tasting, good-for-you side dish that’s a nice change from mashed potatoes. The natural sweetness of the parsnips and carrots is complemented by hint of ground nutmeg. Don’t want to drag out your food processor? Mash the cooked vegetables with a potato masher instead.
To make your preparation time quicker, use packaged shredded carrots. Simply place all of the ingredients in the skillet and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover and cook for 3 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
"I'm a 78-year-old who does my own cooking," writes Robert Wahlfeldt. The Danville, Illinois cook shares this colorful microwave side dish ideal for casual meals. It gets its zest from a tart yet sweet citrus glaze.