What to Make With Carrots

Wondering what to make with carrots? Trying to get creative about incorporating more of these beta carotene-rich vegetables in your diet?

Sweet or savory: I’ve got 10 carrot recipes for you to choose from.

Benefits of Carrots

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Why carrot about carrots? (See what I did there?) Carrots are great to cook with not only because they are delicious but because they are packed with nutrients too. They are a good source of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin E. They also have some vitamin C, iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium.

Antioxidant wise, carrots have what are known as carotenoids and anthocyanins. Those are big words to say that they have pigments in them to give them their color. And those pigments are powerful antioxidants that are not only precursors for nutrients (like vitamin A) but also support your health.

Additionally, they are full of dietary fiber. Specifically insoluble fiber which helps keep your digestive system healthy and moving.

Basically, carrots are nutrient powerhouses waiting to nourish you. If you enjoy them, adding them to your diet can be beneficial.

How to Cook With Carrots

The best way to prepare carrots is the way you enjoy them. If you’re more likely to eat them when they are roasted with a little bit of oil in the oven, then make them that way.

Alternatively, if you like them boiled or canned, eat them that way.

Enjoying what you eat ensures you will eat it. These root vegetables are too delicious and nutritious to ruin recipes you don’t like.

If you’re looking to explore more ways to use carrots, here are some ideas:

  • pickle them
  • roast them
  • grill them
  • fluff shredded carrot into rice
  • make coleslaw
  • add them to salad
  • shred them and bake with them
  • roll them into sushi
  • use them as a topping on your rice bowls

The list goes on…

What to Make With Carrots

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A recipe to make with carrots: Quick Pickled Carrots

Looking for more guidance than just a list of things to do with carrots? Below is a list of recipes to make with carrots:

  • Carrot Cake Energy Bites – This is one of my favorite recipes. These carrot cake bites are easy to make and serve as a delicious blissful snack or dessert.
  • Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Muffins – If you’re looking for a make-ahead breakfast to prepare for the week, these Carrot Cake Muffins are it! Have a delicious sweet treat with vegetables in it to kick-start your morning. What more can you ask for?
  • Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls – A little more difficult on the baking scale than the carrot cake muffins, these Carrot Cake Cinnamon rolls will not disappoint.
  • 1 Bowl Gluten-Free Carrot Cake – what would this list be without a delicious carrot cake?
  • Quick Pickled Carrot Salad – If you know me, you know I am a sucker for anything pickled. And if you haven’t tried pickled carrot salad, you haven’t been living.
  • Fermented Pickled Carrot Sticks – Bringing it back to the pickles, if you’re patient then these fermented pickled carrot sticks will reward you generously with flavor.
  • Vegan Spicy Creamy Carrot Soup – Get cozy with this delicious creamy carrot soup. It’s way easier than you’d think to make.
  • Roasted Carrots with Lemon Tahini Sauce – Roasting carrots is so delicious. It let’s all the sugars in the them caramelize and turn 10x more delicious.
  • Air-Fryer Carrot Fries – Ever make french fries in the air-fryer? Well now you’ve got to try carrot fries. Trust me, soooo good!
  • Curried Carrot Fritters – A delicious vegan and gluten-free recipe, these curried carrot fritters are delicious!
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A recipe to make with carrots: Air-Fryer Carrot Fries


Carrots are affordable, delicious, and nutritious vegetables to add into your diet. Serve them raw with hummus, cut them up into a salad, pickle them, roast them, fry them, the list of what to do make with them is endless.

What’s your favorite way to eat them?

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