If you or your family think that cooked carrots are just “meh,” this recipe for baked grated carrots will change your mind – I promise! And we won’t even talk about how thrifty and how easy it is to throw together – this really is an amazing recipe. For more great ideas, check out the Quick Healthy Recipes page!
I can imagine you may be thinking “so what?” about a baked carrot recipe, but let me just tell you, you will not believe how good these are. Actually, I usually forget how good these are (because who thinks about cooked carrots, really?) until I put them back on the menu after the glut of glorious summer vegetables are done.
I’m pretty sure it has to do with grating the carrots – it brings all the natural sweetness out and combined with the garlic and lemon it’s just a wonderful combination. And that in itself is another revelation – lemon and garlic with carrots? But just trust me on this – everyone loves it.
I’m confident that the people you know who say they don’t like cooked carrots will like this recipe. I haven’t met anyone yet who didn’t – and that includes my kids who definitely fall into the “no cooked carrot” camp.
Lemon-Garlic Baked Grated Carrots
Since you basically just dump everything into a bowl, stir, and bake it’s perfect for any day of the week. Of course if you had to grate all the carrots by hand, it might be more time-consuming, but a food processor makes quick work of it. You could also buy a bag of grated carrots at Trader Joe’s or something. Just do what you need to to get these on your table.
Maybe these baked grated carrots wouldn’t taste as good in the summer, I don’t know. There are so many other vegetables to choose from during that season. But when other vegetables are harder to come by or more expensive, these really do taste fabulous. In fact, I have a hard time not licking the bowl clean!
Plus, really, there are few things that are easier than carrots – this dish cost less than $1, took about 5 minutes to put together and 30 minutes in the oven. Love.
Go ahead and give them a try. And prepare to be amazed.
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