Creamy Baked Carrots with Garlic (Vegetarian, Vegan & GF Options)

These Creamy Baked Garlic Carrots are a healthy & irresistible side dish for a holiday brunch or dinner party!  Easy to make ahead and prep ahead of time.
This is our go-to recipe to bring to a holiday party!  Whether for Thanksgiving, Easter, or 4th of July, these carrots are a major crowd-pleaser hit. Creamy and delicious, these baked carrots are an easy way to sneak vegetables onto a packed holiday table.

These Creamy Baked Carrots are:

  • Garlicky
  • Warm
  • Sweet
  • Herby
  • Vegetarian (with a easy vegan option)
  • Can easily be made gluten free
  • Great for make-ahead holiday prep!
We brought these carrots to a friend’s house for a holiday potluck, and we didn’t have ANY leftover to bring home!  We should have doubled or tripled the batch!
These creamy baked carrots are absolutely delicious, sweet and savory, and are so good you won’t believe you are eating veggies!

Whats In These Creamy Baked Carrots?

  • Carrots
  • Mayo (can use vegan mayo)
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Herbs Des Provance
  • Butter (can use plant-based)
  • Cracker crumb topping
  • Salt and Pepper

How Do I Make These Creamy Baked Carrots?

  • Set oven to 375 Fahrenheit
  • Pressure cook carrots and water on High for 2 minutes.  Quick release once done. (Or steam carrots for 5 minutes on stove top)
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of the carrot cooking liquid, and drain the rest.
  • Transfer carrots to a large 13×9 baking dish.
  • Mix the mayo, garlic powder, onion powder, herbes Des provance, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.  Add the 1/2 cup of reserved cooking liquid to thin.  Pour over carrots.
  • In that same bowl, then Combine melted butter and cracker crumbs. Spread evenly over the top of the carrots.
    Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Dietary Modifications

  • To Make These Vegan, replace the mayonaise with a vegan option
  • To make these Gluten-Free make sure you use a gluten free cracker for the crumble topping (or skip it all together)

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Creamy Baked Garlic Carrots

These Creamy Baked Garlic Carrots are a healthy & irresistible side dish for a holiday brunch or dinner party!  Easy to make ahead and prep ahead of time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Holiday Recipe, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 4 lbs carrots julienned into 3 inch stirps
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Herbs Des Provance
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of carrot cooking liquid
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup crushed butter crackers

Instructions
 

  • Set oven to 375 Fahrenheit
  • Pressure cook carrots and water on High for 2 minutes.  Quick release once done. (Or steam carrots for 5 minutes on stove top)
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of the carrot cooking liquid, and drain the rest.
  • Transfer carrots to a large 13x9 baking dish.
  • Mix the mayo, garlic powder, onion powder, herbes Des provance, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.  Add the 1/2 cup of reserved cooking liquid to thin.  Pour over carrots.
  • In that same bowl, then Combine melted butter and cracker crumbs. Spread evenly over the top of the carrots.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through.
Keyword butter, Carrots, Easter Side Dish, Holiday Side Dish, Mayonaise, Thanksgiving Side Dish
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