5 Ways To Cook Carrots


Vegetables don’t have to be boring and they can certainly taste amazing!  A vegetable prepared one way may get turned up noses from your children, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try that vegetable again.  Cooked carrots is one of those things for us.  Carrots, diced and overcooked till mushy, end up in the garbage disposal.  Cooked carrots till slightly crunchy, and add a little flavor, and they are devoured instantly.

It’s imperative to experiment and find which ways your kids like to eat their vegetables.  Here are 5 ways and a recipe to try.

1) Braised

Simmer in chicken broth.  When cooked to desired texture, add a touch of butter and salt. 

roasted carrots

2) Roasted

On baking sheet, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and parmesan cheese.  Cook at 400 for about 20 minutes.

carrot fries

3) Steamed

I do this super quick and cooked to perfection in my Rice cooker/ steamer

heart shaped carrots

4) Sautéed

Delicious in stir-frys and a great compliment to other vegetables.  Pour  1 TBL oil in a pan.  Add chopped vegetables.  Stir every minute or so until vegetables are cooked.carrots and peas

5) Flavor cooked carrots

Try a new and different flavor, like Ginger-Orange Carrots.  This recipe came from my running partner, Eliece.

gingerorange carrots

Ginger – Orange – Carrot – Recipe

  • 5 medium carrots or 1lb. bag of baby carrots
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 Tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Slice carrots as desired (baby carrots do not need to be cut) Cook until just tender (about 20 minutes) & drain.  Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, and ginger in a small saucepan.  Add orange juice; cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and bubbles. boil one minute.  Stir in butter.  Pour over hot carrots, tossing to coat evenly.

What is your favorite way to cook carrots?


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Funny thing is carrots are my least like cooked vegetable, if I do eat them cooked it’s gotta be steamed. I like raw carrots the best though, no ranch/dip just some carrots to crunch on.

Carrots are great. Thanks for all the ideas to get creative with them. We were getting pretty boring around here. What did you used to cut your carrots all cute in the picture?

We usually steam carrots, sometimes we add some butter and the slightest amount of sugar…it’s nice if terrible for you. Luckily my 7 month son eats his baby food carrots…loves them.