25 Healthy Carrot Recipes (2024)

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25 Healthy Carrot Recipes (1)Hannah PughUpdated: Mar. 11, 2024

    Tired of plain ole carrots? These healthy carrot recipes are sure to inspire you! Enjoy carrot soups, fries, salads, pasta, wraps and more.

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    Best Ever Veggie Burger

    It was so hard finding a veggie burger that tasted good, didn’t fall apart on the grill and was easy to make so I decided to create my own. —Sarah Tramonte,Taste of HomeAssociate Culinary Producer

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    Smoky Vegan Bacon

    This vegan bacon recipe is a must for any meatless eater! You won’t believe how similar it is to the real thing. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Vegan Carrot Soup

    Yukon Gold potatoes—instead of cream—make a smooth carrot soup vegan and add a mild sweetness. If you don’t have Yukon Golds on hand, russet potatoes will work, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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    Carrot Brown Rice Pilaf

    This versatile, colorful dish complements a variety of meats or other vegetarian entrees. To give this dish a crunchy texture and additional flavor and protein, stir in 2 cups of bean sprouts just before serving. —Paulette Cross, Lowville, New York

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    Carrot Puree

    Carrot puree pairs beautifully with anything from roasted meat to grilled fish. Cook the carrots fully to ensure a velvety smooth puree. —Gina Myers, Spokane, Washington

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    6/25

    Taste of Home

    Bright carrots and radishes pop in this citrusy salad. My husband likes it with anything from the grill. I like to pile it on tacos. —Christina Baldwin, Covington, Louisiana

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    Carrot and Lentil Chili

    I make this lentil chili in the fall or spring. I love the satisfying combination of fresh bright orange carrots and hearty earthy lentils. Filled with flavor and color, it leaves me energized and nourished. It’s also affordable and a terrific way to fit in more veggies and legumes. I serve this with yogurt, sour cream or plant-based cheese. It also makes a fun dip for your favorite crackers or cubes of bread. —Rebekah Ranes, Sedona, Arizona

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    Rice Noodle Salad

    This rice noodle salad is easy, sweet, spicy, nutty and light. Many friends request this for get-togethers, and our family enjoys it at least once a month for dinner. —Krista Frank, Rhododendron, Oregon

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    Sesame, Sunflower and Carrot Salad

    This is such a beautiful salad to serve because of the ingredients’ harmonizing colors. and it’s super healthy to eat. This versatile side salad goes with just about every main dish! —Jessica Gerschitz, Jericho, New York

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    10/25

    Taste of Home

    Carrot and Kale Vegetable Saute

    Thanks to fresh veggie dishes like this one, I almost forget I’m wheat- and gluten-free. Bacon adds another layer of flavor and depth to this gorgeous side dish. —Darla Andrews, Schertz, Texas

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    11/25

    Taste of Home

    French Lentil and Carrot Soup

    It’s crazy how just a few ingredients can make such a difference. Using finely chopped rotisserie chicken in this recipe makes it perfect for a busy weeknight meal, but you can leave it out if you prefer. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

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    12/25

    Roasted Carrot Fries

    Turn carrot sticks into fun “fries” with a happier health profile by popping them in the oven and serving them fry-style. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    13/25

    Edamame Corn Carrot Salad

    I came up with this easy salad while brainstorming light, protein-filled recipes. My vegetarian and vegan friends are especially big fans. —Maiah Miller, Monterey, California

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    I had a vegan wrap that was similar to this once when I stopped at a diner while on a long and arduous walk. I enjoyed it so much that I modified it to my own taste and now have it for lunch on a regular basis. Everyone at work wants to know how to make it. —Michael Steffens, Indianapolis, Indiana

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    15/25

    Fig-Carrot Stuffed Kabocha Squash

    While searching for a new winter squash variety, I stumbled upon kabocha squash—it really wowed me. The flavor and texture are both rich and beautiful, and this recipe, which I improvised, really suits the squash well. —Caitlin Stephens-North, Malden, Massachusetts

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    16/25

    Sweet Potato Carrot Crisp

    Sweet potatoes take a different twist in this whipped side dish that pairs them with carrots. It’s subtly sweet and has just a hint of garlic, while the nut and crumb topping adds a fun crunch to any holiday meal.

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    Carrot Zucchini Bread

    When my husband was diagnosed with diabetes, many of the treats he enjoyed were off-limits. This moist, flavorful bread satisfies his sweet tooth—and I like it, too. —Edna Bright, Paris, Illinois

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    Taste of Home

    Carrot Raisin Salad

    This colorful traditional salad is one of my mother-in-law’s favorites. It’s fun to eat because of its crunchy texture, and the raisins give it a slightly sweet flavor. Plus, the dish is easy to prepare. —Denise Baumert, Dalhart, Texas

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    Kabobless Chicken and Vegetables

    As the primary caregiver for my grandma, I am trying to cook healthier for her. I am fascinated with Mediterranean cuisine. It is much easier to have chicken and vegetables off the kabob, which inspired this sheet-pan dinner. —Chelsea Madren, Fullerton, California

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    20/25

    English Pub Split Pea Soup

    This family favorite is the same recipe my grandmother used. Now with the magic of the slow cooker, I can spend 15 minutes putting it together, walk away for five hours, and come back to “soup’s on.” Finish it with more milk if you like your soup a bit thinner. —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida

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    21/25

    Vegetable and Barley Pilaf

    Hearty, colorful, easy and fast were the reviews we gave this good-for-you dish. Barley has a healthy amount of soluble fiber, which aids digestion. And it can help to lower cholesterol, too! You can easily substitute other fresh veggies you have on hand. —Jesse Klausmeier, Burbank, California

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    Carrot Ginger Soup

    This light, flavorful carrot ginger soup is vegan! It’s made with pantry staples and comes together in a hurry, yet always seems to impress. Fresh ginger makes a big difference—and what isn’t used can be wrapped tightly and tossed in the freezer to use later. —Jenna Olson, Manchester, Missouri

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    Veggie-Stuffed Tomatoes

    This recipe is my wife’s favorite, she loves when I cook it for her. The tasty, meatless stuffing is perfect for a side dish, but it’s also filling enough for a whole meal. —Scott Szekretar, Islip, New York

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    Taste of Home

    Pea Pod Carrot Medley

    We grow pea pods, and I wanted to use them in something other than stir-fries. This fit the bill! I’ve carried it to church potlucks and received compliments on its pretty orange glaze and fresh taste. —Josie Smith, Winamac, Indiana

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    Israeli Pepper Tomato Salad

    This Israeli salad, which is traditionally eaten at breakfast, lends itself to endless variety. You can add foods like olives, beets or potatoes. —Sandy Long, Lee’s Summit, Missouri

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    Originally Published: April 21, 2022

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    Hannah Pugh

    Hannah Pugh is a former assistant editor for Taste of Home. She focused on writing affiliate content product reviews, newsletters and recipe collections. In her free time, she can be found sipping coffee at cafes, reading or rock climbing with her husband.

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