37+ BEST Carrot Recipes (Quick, Healthy + Easy)

Carrots are a versatile and nutritious veggie that can be used in so many recipes. Here are 37+ delicious carrot recipes to spotlight this crunchy vegetable.

Carrots, with their versatility and natural sweetness, are an ingredient that should never be overlooked in the kitchen. From soups and salads to curries and desserts, carrots offer a wide range of possibilities to please everyone.

Their vibrant color, nutritional benefits, and delicious flavor make them a favorite ingredient in countless recipes.

So, let your creativity run wild in the kitchen. Experiment with these recipes and explore even more ways to incorporate this humble root vegetable into your culinary repertoire.

Don’t forget about these 20+ delicious sauces for carrots too!

The BEST Carrot Recipes

Roasted carrots in bowl with spoon.
I’m serving up these Oven Roasted Mexican Carrots elote style. Similar to how you’d dress grilled street corn, these delicious tender carrots are topped with lime, crumbled cheese, jalapenos and cilantro. So crazy good! 
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These are the BEST Glazed Carrots! Lightly sweetened, delicately seasoned & perfectly glazed. They make an amazing side dish that both kids & adults love. | platingsandpairings.com
These are the BEST Glazed Carrots – Lightly sweetened, delicately seasoned, and perfectly glazed. These carrots make an amazing side dish that both kids and adults can’t get enough of!
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Hawaiian coleslaw in white serving bowl.
Hawaiian Coleslaw with pineapple, cabbage, carrots, sesame seeds and a ginger-soy lime vinaigrette brings a tropical taste to traditional slaw.
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You’ll love how simple to prep and delicious this easy potatoes and carrots recipe is! It goes with everything from a weeknight meal to a special occasion like Thanksgiving.
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Creamy carrot dip.
Bright and cheery, this easy, creamy carrot dip is one of our favorites! Carrots have such a bright, fresh sweetness and we also tossed in pecans in the mix to give the carrot dip a lovely richness and, slightly toasty, warm nuttiness that we adore.
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With feta cheese, za’atar and pumpkin seeds scattered on top, these roasted carrots are far more exciting than a side dish has any business being. But every dinner party needs a scene stealer, right?
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Making these ultra-simple, Asian-inspired quick-pickled carrots and daikon radishes is a breeze. We’ll show you how.
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These roasted carrots are cooked at a high temperature to bring out the natural sweetness, balanced by chili butter and whipped ricotta.
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Roasted Carrots and Dates are a gourmet, crowd pleasing side dish that’s easy to make and made with affordable ingredients!
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A nutritious, tasty, and easy-to-make soup carrot and coriander soup recipe made with just 5 core ingredients.
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A full serving of veggies at breakfast? SURE WHY NOT! These carrot cake overnight oats will give you just that plus all of the delicious flavors of carrot cake!
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Try these Oven Baked Carrot Fries as a healthy alternative to french fries. They’re easy to make and are a deliciously vegetarian side dish.
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This nutrient-dense and hearty Creamy Carrot Pasta uses roasted carrots as a base for a savory and sweet sauce for your pasta.
Get the RECIPE from Marley’s Menu
Traditional carrot pie combines carrot puree with condensed milk, eggs, vanilla and nutmeg to fill a shortcrust pastry case.
Get the RECIPE from My Forking Life
These anti-inflammatory wellness shots are made with carrot, ginger, and turmeric for a quick response to feeling sick, migraine attacks, hangovers, or headaches. Recipe instructions for using a juicer or a blender included!
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This is the perfect recipe for a quick lunch or easy side dish, especially since it’s vegetarian and gluten free too. Carrot Noodles with Pesto pairs well with other Italian dishes and is something both kids and adults enjoy.
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This carrot bundt cake is made with a soft and moist spiced carrot cake, topped with cream cheese glaze and chopped pecans!
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Raw carrot salad is a versatile side dish with paper-thin carrot slices and honey lime dressing. Add vibrant color and crunch to your plate.
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This refreshing banana carrot smoothie consists of only 3 simple ingredients. It’s thick, creamy and ready in less than 5 minutes.
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Tender, moist and perfectly spiced, this Olive Oil Carrot Cake Loaf is lightly sweetened and packed with the health benefits of olive oil.
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This deliciously colorful and very-easy-to-make perfectly puffed savory tart is filled with tangy goat cheese, creamy ricotta, nutrient loaded spinach, a touch of seasoning, fresh herbs, and topped with lots of spice-roasted carrots.
Get the RECIPE from Waves In the Kitchen
Give your morning a tasty start with Healthy Carrot Cake Pancakes, a delicious breakfast meal featuring carrots, bananas, and rolled oats!
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Beautiful and delicious, this carrot and swede mash is mixed with a delicate herb and lemon butter. It’s an incredibly flavorful vegetarian side dish!
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Bakery-style vegan carrot muffins with high muffin tops and a amazing streusel topping. Easy to make and come together in one bowl.
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Carrot Cake Cookies are soft, chewy, cake-like cookies with a delicious homemade cream cheese glaze. They taste just like carrot cake but in cookie form.
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This Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal has all the flavors of the classic carrot cake with none of the work! Great for breakfast any day of the week!
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These carrot cake whoopie pies are a delicious way to enjoy carrot cake in handheld form. Recipe is both gluten free and vegan.
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No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls are very quick and easy to make. They’re an excellent way to eat more carrots in your diet!
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Carrot cake biscotti is crunchy, crumbly, and satisfies all your carrot cake cravings. Enjoy these Italian cookies as is or with white chocolate.
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This nutritious Tomato-Carrot Soup is all made from scratch, packed with fresh veggies. Thick, velvety, & naturally sweet.
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These easy carrot fritters are packed full of flavor with the addition of cilantro, shallots, and garlic. They make a great side dish and an even easier appetizer.
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This Carrot Sesame Salad is full of flavor & the perfect way to use up the bag of carrots in your fridge. It’s also vegan & gluten free.
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These crispy baked carrot chips are easy to make and have just a handful of ingredients (includes flavoring options, like Ranch and Dorito flavored chips).
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Vegan red lentil soup with carrots, spinach, and a tomato base. This simple healthy soup is a weeknight staple made with common pantry items.
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An easy and healthy chia pudding recipe that taste similar to carrot cake! Warm spices are mixed with grated carrot, walnut and sweet Medjool dates.
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This carrot ginger dressing is sweet, tangy, and delicious! It’s made with simple ingredients like carrots, rice vinegar, and fresh ginger.
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A delicious crudite platter with roasted vegetables for fall time entertaining, Roasted Veggie Crudite Platter. A rustic take on a raw vegetable platter.
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37+ BEST Carrot Recipes

Carrots are a versatile and nutritious veggie that can be used in so many recipes. Here are 37+ delicious carrot recipes to spotlight this crunchy vegetable. Try these Oven Roasted Mexican Carrots. Similar to how you’d dress grilled street corn, these delicious tender carrots are topped with lime, crumbled cheese, jalapenos and cilantro. So crazy good! 
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 ½ pounds small to medium carrots (peeled and halved lengthwise)
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely grated)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 ounces cotija (queso fresco, parmesan or feta, crumbled)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  • Preheat oven to 450-degrees.
  • Arrange carrots on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, toss with chili powder and cumin, and season with salt & pepper.
  • Roast 15-20 minutes, until tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, combine lime juice, jalapeno, garlic and honey in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Arrange carrots on a serving platter and drizzle with sauce. Sprinkle with cilantro and crumbled cheese.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature. Enjoy!


You can roast the carrots up to three days ahead of time. When you’re ready to eat, you can serve them at room temperature, or pop them in the microwave for about 1 minute. Then, top them with the sauce and cheese and enjoy!
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Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 19149IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg

2 thoughts on “37+ BEST Carrot Recipes (Quick, Healthy + Easy)”

  1. 5 stars
    I love these multi-recipe posts, so many to choose from, makes my week easier! I love soups even in the summer and the vegan red lentil one is a perfect place to start, thank you!


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