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 casserole.
Here’s a serving. Rich, wonderful flavors mix together in this spectacular casserole.
This cheesy casserole is one your family will clamor for again and again!
Here’s a serving of this amazing side dish.
Here’s what I did.
Melt butter in a saucepan or skillet.
Add green onions.
Meanwhile cook carrots until tender.
Here the onions are sauteing.
Add a can of cream of celery soup.
Here I’ve added the soup.
Add cheese. I prefer using real cheese rather than processed cheeses like velveeta.
Here I’ve added salt, pepper, and parsley.
Stir all the ingredients together.
Stir carrots into soup/cheese mixture.
Stir the cheese mixture and carrots together well.
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!
Here’s another look at this delicious cheesy casserole.
Aren’t you ready for a bite? Yum, yum!
Here’s a serving. Let’s eat!
This is a great casserole for holidays or company.
One more close up so you can see the texture.
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe adapted from Jane at AllRecipes.com)
5 cups sliced carrots
3 tablespoons butter (I used 4 tbsp.)
1 small onion, chopped or 3 green onions, sliced
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
3/4 to 1 tsp. salt
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. pepper, or to taste
1 tbsp. parsley
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
1/3 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 1/3 cup melted butter; scatter over casserole. Bake in preheated oven for 30-45 minutes, or until heated through.
NOTE: The original recipe calls for ½ cup cubed Velveeta cheese instead of Cheddar cheese, and 2 cups seasoned croutons instead of Ritz crackers.
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.
I’ve saved a serving for you!
Better take a bite before it’s all gone.
Try this amazing casserole. You and your family will really enjoy it.
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