Cheesy Carrot Casserole

Cheesy Carrot Casserole is a superb carrot casserole recipe. It’s a quick and easy 5-ingredient side dish that’s wonderful for holiday baking, company dinners, or a great way to use up garden produce. This simple recipe uses either baby carrots or crinkle cut carrots, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, a little bit of sugar and cornbread stuffing mix, and that’s it.

About 20 years ago when John worked for the Baptist Convention of New England, the gal who led the student ministries program brought this delicious dish to a Christmas party we had with all the staff. I loved the dish and actually wrote the recipe down on the spot on the back of an envelope I had in my purse! It’s taped into my recipe book that way.  I always thought this dish was marvelous, so I’ve made it frequently when we’ve had company over the years.

If you need a quick casserole to whip up for company or for holiday baking, give Cheesy Carrot Casserole a try. For those of you who can’t handle cooked mayonnaise in casseroles, you may consider substituting sour cream or Greek yogurt, but you will have to amp up the flavors with more seasonings since those substitutions are much more bland. We love the ease of this casserole and believe you will too.

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Cheesy Carrot Casserole is great for holiday baking or as a side dish when you entertain company.

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Cheesy Carrot Casserole is so quick and easy to make. It only has 5 ingredients!

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This tasty 5-ingredient casserole is also a good way to use up garden produce! Cheesy Carrot Casserole has wonderful savory flavors from the cornbread stuffing on top.

 

Here’s what I did.

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These are the ingredients you will need to make Cheesy Carrot Casserole.

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Microwave each bag of frozen carrots about 7 minutes on high. Place in a large mixing bowl with mayonnaise, sugar, and sharp cheddar cheese.

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Stir ingredients to combine. Spray a 9×13″ glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread carrot mixture into prepared dish.

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Sprinkle cornbread stuffing over top. 

Cheesy Carrot Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic 5-ingredient recipe that's perfect for #holidays like #MothersDay or #Easter. Quick & easy. #carrots

Bake at 350 about 30-45 minutes in order to heat through. If the stuffing starts getting too brown then cover with foil.

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Here’s a serving of Cheesy Carrot Casserole.

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This close up shows the texture of the carrots and cornbread stuffing. Cheesy Carrot Casserole can be served with almost any main dish entree. I served it with Oven Barbecued Chicken and Biscuits and Fruity Spinach Salad with Peachy Balsamic Vinaigrette.

 

Here’s the recipe.

CHEESY CARROT CASSEROLE

(Recipe from Nell Magee, Baptist Convention of New England, Northborough, MA)

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Quick and easy 5-ingredient recipe. This casserole is great for holiday baking or to use up garden produce.
Cheesy Carrot Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic 5-ingredient recipe that's perfect for #holidays like #MothersDay or #Easter. Quick & easy. #carrots
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cheesy Carrot Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic 5-ingredient recipe that's perfect for #holidays like #MothersDay or #Easter. Quick & easy. #carrots
Instructions
  1. Microwave each package of carrots about 7 minutes.
  2. Place cooked carrots in mixing bowl.
  3. Mix carrots, cheese, mayo and sugar.
  4. Pour into a greased 9x13” casserole dish.
  5. Sprinkle with cornbread stuffing mix on top.
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes at 350° until heated through.
Recipe Notes
NOTE: You can also use baby carrots in this recipe.
NOTE: I have expanded this recipe for my needs. The original recipe called for 2 10-oz. pkg. baby carrots, 1 cup cheese, 2/3 cup mayonnaise, 1 tbsp. sugar, and cornbread stuffing mix sprinkled over top as desired.
NOTE: If stuffing mix browns too quickly, cover casserole with foil.

 

[b]Cheesy Carrot Casserole[/b]
Recipe Type: Veggies/Side Dish/Casserole
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Nell Magee, Baptist Convention of New England
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Quick and easy 5-ingredient recipe. This casserole is great for holiday baking or to use up garden produce.
Ingredients
  • 2 16-oz. pkg. frozen crinkle-cut carrots, cooked
  • 1 2/3 cups grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise
  • 1 heaping tbsp. sugar
  • Cornbread stuffing mix (I used about 3-oz. from a 6-oz. pkg.)
Instructions
  1. Microwave each package of carrots about 7 minutes.
  2. Place cooked carrots in mixing bowl.
  3. Mix carrots, cheese, mayo and sugar.
  4. Pour into a greased 9×13” casserole dish.
  5. Sprinkle with cornbread stuffing mix on top.
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes at 350° until heated through.
Notes
You can also use baby carrots in this recipe.[br][br]I have expanded this recipe for my needs. The original recipe called for 2 10-oz. pkg. baby carrots, 1 cup cheese, 2/3 cup mayonnaise, 1 tbsp. sugar, and cornbread stuffing mix sprinkled over top as desired.[br][br]If stuffing mix browns too quickly, cover casserole with foil.

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Each bite of Cheesy Carrot Casserole is sumptuous. We love the tasty flavors of cheese and cornbread stuffing as they mix together in this recipe.

Cheesy Carrot Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic 5-ingredient recipe that's perfect for #holidays like #MothersDay or #Easter. Quick & easy. #carrots

Here’s a sample for you.

Cheesy Carrot Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic 5-ingredient recipe that's perfect for #holidays like #MothersDay or #Easter. Quick & easy. #carrots

Cheesy Carrot Casserole is perfect for holidays like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, or any time you’re having a lot of company over for dinner. 

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