Learn the most delicious and easy ways to transform a bag of carrots, whether regular or baby carrots, into a healthy side for your family. These recipes for how to cook carrots will be your new go-tos for busy weeknights!
How to Cook Carrots
Carrots are one of the most kid-friendly and budget-friendly vegetables you can buy. And learning the best ways make them can help you get a delish side dish onto the table for dinner even when you’re short on time.
How to Roast Carrots
Roasting carrots is easy, but it’s also a wonderful way to play up the natural sweetness in the vegetable. Here are some of my favorite ways to roast carrots.
- Roasted Baby Carrots
- Roasted Whole Carrots
- Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
- Roasted Carrot “Fries”
- Roasted Carrots with Brown Sugar
- Balsamic Roasted Carrots
- Roasted Carrots with Honey
- Roasted Carrots with Thyme
How to Cook Carrots in the Microwave
These recipes are my favorite ones to quickly cook carrots in the microwave. (And if you’re worried, using a microwave maintains the nutrients in the food and won’t emit excess radiation, despite commonly held beliefs.)
How to Make Glazed Carrots
Making a pan of glazed carrots is a simple side dish that actually feels fancy—even though it’s easy to pull off without a lot of time.
Best Baby Carrot Recipes
These recipes for baby carrots are perfect for families. The carrots, once cooked, are tender and easy for even little kids to chew. And they taste good!
How to Make Carrots in a Pan
Cooking carrots in a pan or skillet is an easy way to handle them, and they often turn out seriously sweet and tender.
Carrot Recipes For Kids
All of these recipes were selected with kids in mind, but I particularly love these recipes to share with kids.
- Roasted Carrot Fries
- Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins
- Carrot Pancakes
- Carrot Oatmeal Cookies
- Carrot Smoothie
- Simple Sauteed Carrots
- Cheesy Rice with Carrots
And check out my post on Instagram on how to serve carrots as finger foods to babies and toddlers.