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.
Here’s a look at this yummy Carrot Casserole.
Carrot Casserole has rich, wonderful flavors that mix together and make for one amazing side dish.
This cheesy casserole is one your family will clamor for again and again!
Here’s what I did.
Cook carrots until tender.
Melt butter in a saucepan or skillet. Add green onions and saute a few minutes. Add a can of cream of celery soup.
Add cheese. I prefer using real cheese rather than processed cheeses like velveeta. Add salt, pepper, and parsley. Stir all the ingredients together.
Drain carrots. Stir carrots into soup/cheese mixture. Spray a pyrex baking dish with cooking spray. Pour carrots into baking dish.
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.
Bake about 30-45 minutes at 350.
Here’s a look at this wonderful Carrot Casserole after we’ve dug into it!
This is a great casserole for holidays or company.
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe adapted from Jane at AllRecipes.com)
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Grease a 2 quart casserole dish.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil.
- Add carrots and cook until tender but still firm, about 8 minutes; drain.
- Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan.
- Sauté onions and stir in soup, salt, pepper, parsley and cheese.
- Stir in cooked carrots.
- Transfer mixture to prepared dish.
- Toss crackers with ⅓ cup melted butter; scatter over casserole.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30-45 minutes, or until heated through.
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.
Here’s a close up look at this fabulous carrot recipe. You ought to give this recipe a try sometime. It’s spectacular.
A tasty cheesy sauce with a wonderful Ritz cracker topping. Amazing. Try this amazing casserole. You and your family will really enjoy it.