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Onion-Bacon Baby Carrots

I came up with this side dish for Thanksgiving, and it was a big hit. Now it has a place at our holiday table as well as impromptu get-togethers with family and friends. —Diana Morrison Poole, Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds fresh baby carrots, halved lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup french-fried onions
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook onions in oil over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.
  • In a large bowl, combine the onions, carrots, salt and pepper; toss to combine. Transfer to a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until tender.
  • Stir in syrup and butter. Sprinkle with french-fried onions and bacon. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until fried onions are browned. Sprinkle with green onions. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 180 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 546mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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