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    Spiced Carrots with Pistachios

    Satisfy everyone during the holidays with this side that mixes carrots with pistachios and raisins. It's gluten free, vegan and vegetarian, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Glazed Marsala Carrots with Hazelnuts

    This makes an elegant side dish for company and is easy enough to make when you want to serve something...


    Glazed Carrots with Green Grapes

    After receiving a slow cooker many years ago and not knowing what to do with the thing, I finally branched...


    Orange Rosemary Carrots

    1 review

    Our whole family loves rosemary, and I grow it along with carrots in my garden every year. This is a...


    Smoky Vegan Bacon

    1 review

    This vegan bacon recipe is a must for any meatless eater! You won't believe how similar it is to the...

    Cauliflower Stuffing

    This cauliflower stuffing is the vegan substitute you've been looking for. It's perfect for the holidays. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin


    Air-Fryer Cumin Carrots

    Air-fryer carrots make a super side—big on flavor and a breeze to cook. Plus, I can actually get my husband...

    Slow-Cooker Minestrone

    4 reviews

    There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most...


    Ranch-Glazed Baby Carrots

    There's no need to dip these flavor-packed carrots in a creamy dip—they're already sauteed in delicious ranch dressing mix. You...


    Slow-Cooker Citrus Carrots

    3 reviews

    These carrots are yummy and so simple. The recipe is from my mom, who tweaked it a bit to suit...


    Carrot Ginger Soup

    1 review

    This light, flavorful carrot ginger soup is vegan! It's made with pantry staples and comes together in a hurry, yet...

    Rutabaga Carrot Casserole

    This scoop-able side with its sweet, crunchy topping makes a delightful alternative to the traditional sweet potato casserole. —Joan Hallford,...


    Pressure-Cooker Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

    This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. It's wonderful for lunch alongside a healthy salad or a...


    Citrus Peach Carrots

    2 reviews

    The bright flavors of lemon and peach balance the sweet earthiness of carrots
    in this delicious side. —Taste of...


    Lentil Sloppy Joes

    8 reviews

    When I experimented with making more vegetarian-friendly recipes, this was one of my biggest hits—we still eat it weekly! My...


    Carrot, Parsnip and Potato Gratin

    1 review

    Thanks to a challenge in the TOH online community a few years back, my husband and I tried parsnips and...

    Citrus Carrot Sticks

    In Geneva, Illinois, Amy Volk serves these julienned carrots that pick up a pleasant tang from orange juice and cumin....


    Classy Carrots

    3 reviews

    Toasted pecans add a sweet crunch to this buttery side. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


    Apricot-Orange Glazed Carrots

    Looking for an easy way to dress up cooked carrots, I hit on this delicious recipe. The fruity glaze complements...


    Orange Honey Carrots

    With a subtle honey flavor, these colorful carrots would pair well with any entree. Family and friends find them on...


    Creamy Asparagus and Carrots

    Here in Missouri, asparagus season is short, so we savor every delicious bite of this delicacy. Of course, this vegetable...


    Winter Vegetables

    1 review

    The flavor of thyme shines through in this recipe. The colorful array of vegetables is so appealing on the table....


    Gingered Orange Carrots

    1 review

    This attractive side dish looks lovely served alongside poultry, pork or beef. Every time my guests taste the deliciously spiced...


    Dilled Carrots & Green Beans for 2

    Need a tasty side dish to round out tonight's supper? Try this refreshingly easy twist from Harriett. Just four ingredients...

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    Snow Pea & Carrot Saute for Two

    With bright carrot strips and green snow peas, this makes a colorful dish with any entree. Short on time? You...


    Snappy Peas and Carrots

    1 review

    This brightly colored veggie side was stirred up by our home economists. It goes well with the peppery tenderloin.


    Carrot Mushroom Medley

    1 review

    The carrots make this side dish both colorful and tasty. It's great to serve to family and friends.—Jeanie Beers, Montgomery,...


    California Orange Carrots

    I found it very difficult to get children (and even my "big kid") to eat carrots. By adding an orange...


    Chive-Seasoned Carrots

    3 reviews

    Every cook knows delicious carrots don't need to be disguised with lots of seasonings. Simple cook then with a bit...


    Cottontail Carrots

    1 review

    Glistening with a subtly sweet glaze, these scrumptious carrots are sure to become an often-requested dish on special occasions. They...