Carrot Casserole

This is a absolutely scrumptious carrot casserole recipe. I’ve made it in the crock pot before and in the oven–it turns out spectacular either way. I don’t think there’s ever been anyone who hasn’t liked this recipe. If you like carrots you’ll love this fabulous tasting casserole. Carrots are mixed in a sauce of cheese and cream of celery soup and topped with buttered Ritz crackers. Oh, my! You will be coming back for seconds or thirds! It’s that good.

I found this recipe at allrecipes.com a few years ago when I was looking for a different way to do carrots. The original recipe uses Velveeta cheese but I wanted to use real sharp cheddar cheese instead and we prefer it that way. I’ve also added a few seasonings to the original recipe which also enhanced the flavors. I like making this casserole with crinkle cut carrots as they add such a nice texture to this dish.

If you’re looking for a fabulous casserole for the holidays or for company this is a great one to try out. I will be the first one to admit I love cooking for company – especially those who enjoy eating what I serve! This is one of those casseroles that I get rave reviews over. I hope you’ll try it sometime. You’ll be glad you did.

This recipe is featured at allfreecasserolerecipes.com here.

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Here’s a look at this yummy Carrot Casserole.

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Carrot Casserole has rich, wonderful flavors that mix together and make for one amazing side dish.

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This cheesy casserole is one your family will clamor for again and again!

 

Here’s what I did.

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Cook carrots until tender.

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Melt butter in a saucepan or skillet. Add green onions and saute a few minutes. Add a can of cream of celery soup.

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Add cheese. I prefer using real cheese rather than processed cheeses like velveeta. Add salt, pepper, and parsley. Stir all the ingredients together.

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Drain carrots. Stir carrots into soup/cheese mixture. Spray a pyrex baking dish with cooking spray. Pour carrots into baking dish.

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Make topping: melt butter and add Ritz cracker crumbs. I just crush them with my hands – it takes all of about 30 seconds. Add them to the melted butter. Stir crumbs and butter together thoroughly. Sprinkle Ritz crackers crumbs over top of the carrots.

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Bake about 30-45 minutes at 350.

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Here’s a look at this wonderful Carrot Casserole after we’ve dug into it!

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This is a great casserole for holidays or company.

 

Here’s the recipe.

CARROT CASSEROLE

(Recipe adapted from Jane at AllRecipes.com)

Carrot Casserole
 
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Amazing casserole that's superb as a holiday side dish. This one uses cheese and cream of celery soup to make a creamy sauce. Then the dish is sprinkled with Ritz cracker crumbs for added crunch and taste.
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Recipe type: Veggie Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 5 cups sliced carrots
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped or 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp. parsley
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish.
  3. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  4. Add carrots and cook until tender but still firm, about 8 minutes; drain.
  5. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan.
  6. Sauté onions and stir in soup, salt, pepper, parsley and cheese.
  7. Stir in cooked carrots.
  8. Transfer mixture to prepared dish.
  9. Toss crackers with ⅓ cup melted butter; scatter over casserole.
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 30-45 minutes, or until heated through.
Notes
The original recipe calls for ½ cup cubed Velveeta cheese instead of Cheddar cheese, and 2 cups seasoned croutons instead of Ritz crackers.

I have also made this recipe in the crockpot. Place raw carrots in the bottom of a greased crockpot. Combine remaining ingredients except cracker crumbs and ⅓ cup butter. Place that mixture (without sauteeing anything) over top of the carrots. Melt butter and add cracker crumbs. Sprinkle on top of soup mixture. Bake in crockpot about 3 hours on high or until hot and bubbly and carrots are fork tender.

 

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Here’s a close up look at this fabulous carrot recipe. You ought to give this recipe a try sometime. It’s spectacular.

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A tasty cheesy sauce with a wonderful Ritz cracker topping. Amazing. Try this amazing casserole. You and your family will really enjoy it.

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20 Responses to “Carrot Casserole”

  1. Shyla
    October 12, 2014 at 8:07 pm #

    Just wondering if I could make this all ahead of time and then put in the fridge over night to bake the next day?

    • October 13, 2014 at 7:04 am #

      Absolutely Shyla. I’ve made it that way several times. If the casserole is completely cold it may take longer to bake, so figure in additional time. In fact, I pre-make a lot of my casseroles to save time especially if I’m having company. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Judith
    August 10, 2014 at 6:40 am #

    Hi, our son can’t stand celery, could you please suggest another soup to go with this wonderful looking dish, I want to make it. Would mushroom sop go well with it. Look forward to your reply and thanks.

    • August 10, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

      Hi, Judy, I would probably try cream of chicken as my first choice and cream of mushroom as the second choice. I’m sure either one will work fine.

  3. Jessica
    December 23, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    If you were to make this in the crock pot, do you just throw all of the ingredients in and put it on high for 2-3 hours?

    • December 23, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

      When I make this in the crockpot, I mix everything except the ritz crackers and butter for the topping. I place them on top of the rest of the ingredients. It usually takes a few hours on high in the crockpot. Hope you enjoy this. We’ve served this for company lots of times and it’s always been a crowd-pleaser.

  4. December 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    This looks and sounds so delicious!!

    • December 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

      It is terrific!

  5. December 12, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    I’ve never heard of cream of celery soup. Wow, this looks like a winner. I have to try this one when I get home. :)

    • December 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

      It’s really a spectacular casserole.

  6. December 12, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    I’m printing this out right now to try later. Looks yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    • December 12, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

      You’re welcome! It is a great recipe. Not too difficult and yummy on taste.

  7. December 11, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    This sounds like a great way to eat carrots! :)

    • December 11, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

      It is such a great tasting casserole. We love this recipe.

  8. December 11, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    I wasn’t hungry, but now look what you’ve done. Unfortunately, it’s getting too late here for me to spend any serious time in the kitchen. I guess I’ll have to content myself with a crunchy raw carrot. Sigh.

    • December 11, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

      Yeah, well, make up some of my spiced sweet potato hummus to go with those raw carrots. Yum, yum!

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