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Creamy Carrot Casserole Recipe
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Creamy Carrot Casserole Recipe

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My mom and I developed this recipe to see if there was a carrot dish that even people who don't care for carrots would enjoy. So far, I haven't met anyone who hasn't liked our casserole—especially when the carrots are freshly dug from the garden! —Laurie Heward, Fillmore, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds carrots, sliced or 1 package (20 ounces) frozen sliced carrots, thawed
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons buttered bread crumbs


  1. Place 1 in. of water in a large saucepan; add carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-9 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Transfer carrots to a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, onion, horseradish and reserved cooking liquid; spread evenly over carrots. Sprinkle with cheese; top with bread crumbs. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Carrot Casserole in Country Woman May/June 1993, p31

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"Totally awesome, Have made this a couple times and never come home with much left. Bummer. Great way to use the carrots from my garden."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"I have been making this for many years. Everyone loves it. It is "go to" recipe for carrots!"

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"made this recipe, adding zucchini, for a potluck and sure enough it was a hit! Also, as topping used tater tots and cheese. On other casseroles I may uses leftover potato or corn chips from the bottom of the bags. (hate to throw anything away) Really like the simple sauce. Plan to make this recipe for an upcoming party."

Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"SAVING recipe. We're not horseradish fans, so will put **thinking cap** in place to find substitute for it. Thank you for sharing recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2012

"My neighbors grew a bunch of carrots, and gave us more then we an handle. I found this recipe and it provided a great use of them, thanks!"

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