Carrot Casserole

By MyCommunalTable
November 13, 2010
8 Comments


Author Notes: This my go to side dish because it is easy to prepare, something that I can make ahead and/or freeze, and it goes with turkey, chicken, beef, pork, or fish. Really it does. There is not a holiday meal without this carrot casserole. Everyone loves it. We traditionally make it in a bundt pan and then place buttered peas in the middle of the turned out casserole before serving it. I have made it in ramekins, but you can double the recipe and put it in a 13x9 casserole dish.MyCommunalTable

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mashed cooked carrots
  • 1 cup saltine cracker crumbs (28 squares)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated white onion
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease bundt pan throughly.
  3. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  4. Pour into greased pan.
  5. Bake for about 20-30 minutes. 40 minutes if you double the recipe and use a 13x9 casserole dish.
  6. Convert on to platter and add to your holiday buffet.

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Reviews (8) Questions (0)

8 Comments

fiveandspice September 23, 2011
Man, I've been meaning to make this ever since back when you first posted it. It looks very tasty. One of these days I will have the proper line up of ingredients and I will make it! It is on my list.
 
Sagegreen December 3, 2010
This sounds wonderful. I never thought of a carrot casserole....and those pies on your table would be impossible to resist.
 
Icequeen November 24, 2010
Thanks for the clarification re freezing/make ahead. I am going to try it for American Thanksgiving in Canada! Cheers.
 
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MyCommunalTable November 24, 2010
What a fun idea. Let me know how it turns out.
 
Icequeen November 22, 2010
Sounds great. How do you make ahead? Do you cook it and simply reheat? Or do you store it before cooking and cook as per instructions? Thanks.
 
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MyCommunalTable November 22, 2010
Hey, thanks for the clarification question. I will work on that. I usually make it, freeze it and pull out about 60-90minutes and leave it room temperature before my cook time. I have never cooked it and then froze it. I have also made this two days ahead and just kept in the fridge until I want to cook it as well. It keeps perfectly. I hope that you enjoy it. It is something that I crave around this time of year.
 
Lizthechef November 13, 2010
This is on my menu for Thanksgiving. Period. Thumbs up!
 
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MyCommunalTable November 15, 2010
Thanks Liz. I you all love it like we do.