Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Cheddar Cheese & Beer Soup

The taste of beer is subtle, but it's just enough to complement the cheese in this rich and creamy soup. For a slightly sweeter version, you can use apple juice instead of beer. —Holly Lewis, Swink, Colorado

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I love to serve lighter desserts that will satisfy those with a sweet tooth. I make these every Christmas Eve,...


Moist Carrot Cupcakes

12 reviews

If your kids think they don’t like carrots, just wait until these cinnamon-scented, lightly frosted little cakes hit the table....


Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

1 review

Full of buffalo flavors, this buffalo chicken pasta salad is one of my favorite side dishes at potlucks and tailgate...


Carrot Cake Tarts with Cream Cheese Topping

When you crave carrot cake, but you don't want or need to bake a large cake, try my tarts! They...

Carrot Cream Cheese Spread

For a change-of-pace snack with a boost of nutrition from carrots, try this spread. "Our favorite way to use it...


Very Veggie Lasagna

9 reviews

I concocted this quick and easy recipe to use up some of the abundant fresh produce from my garden. When...

Veggie Party Pizza

1 review

"I originally made this yummy veggie pizza to share with a friend who was watching her cholesterol," says Laura Kadlec...


Cheesy Vegetable Medley

4 reviews

Can't decide whether to cook vegetables or pasta for a side dish? Try combining them in this medley. It received...


Harvest Carrots

1 review

I make this hearty side dish quite often. Once in a while, I add leftover turkey or chicken breasts and...


Broccoli and Carrot Cheese Bake

1 review

A creamy sauce flavored with cheese makes vegetables so much more appealing to my crowd. This holiday side dish will...

Cheddar Cheese Carrot

1 review

If you "carrot" all about serving up a good time for your guests, plant this playful appetizer on your party...


Cheesy Carrot Bake

Carrots become everyone's favorite vegetable when they're prepared in Cheesy Carrot Casserole, says Carol Wilson of Dixon, Illinois.


Creamy Carrot Bake

Wondering what vegetable to serve for your Christmas feast? Here's a holiday-special way of preparing sliced fresh carrots. It’s a...


Coconut Carrot Muffins

1 review

If you like carrot cake, you'll probably like these muffins, too. They make a neat treat for an Easter get-together!...


Scalloped Carrots

1 review

After my mother passed away, I found this recipe of hers. It's a crowd-pleasing side dish with a comforting sauce...

Party Carrots

13 reviews

People who don’t like carrots often change their minds after tasting this easy-to-fix dish. It’s nice for potlucks because you...


Cheesy Turnips and Carrots

4 reviews

Mild-tasting turnips and carrots are wonderfully enhanced by ginger, onion and a mouthwatering creamy cheese sauce in this super side...


Cream Cheese Carrot Muffins

9 reviews

I revised a pumpkin bread recipe to make these delicious spiced muffins. Pureed canned carrots and a cream cheese filling...


Bunny Carrot Cakes & Cookies

3 reviews

Who can resist these incredibly cute springtime bunny treats? And better yet, they utilize convenience items such as refrigerated cookie...


Carrot & Raisin Spice Cupcakes

4 reviews

Moist and pleasantly spiced, these cupcakes are like mini carrot cakes. Adding fruits, like raisins and pineapple, and vegetables to...


Garden Vegetable Bake

3 reviews

With every spoonful of this vegetable bake, I drift back to a simpler time in my mom’s garden. We weren’t...


Mad About “Meat” Loaf

7 reviews

Meat loaf will be wearing new accessories this year - spinach, carrots, zucchini and whole grains. Grind the nuts in...


Magnificent Carrot Cake

6 reviews

If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, nothing says Easter like a homemade carrot cake covered in rich...

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Veggie Macaroni & Cheese

19 reviews

This creamy mac and cheese definitely doesn't come from a box! Fresh veggies add crunch and color and will leave...


Veggie-Sausage Cheese Soup

2 reviews

I took this soup to a potluck at work, where it was well received...and was the only dish prepared by...


Pasta Puttanesca

1 review

This pasta puttanesca recipe is great for a big gathering. It works well as a starter dish or as a...


Hearty Cheese and Vegetable Soup

10 reviews

Thick and creamy, this soup is chock-full of rich, cheese flavor. I came home with this recipe after an exchange...


Three-Layered Carrot Cake

2 reviews

My mom loved carrots so much she put them in various dishes at least five times a week when I...


Holiday Potato Bake

I have made this at Thanksgiving and Christmas for the past several years; my family requests this dish all the...