Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No one will believe this wonderful #casserole has #carrots! It's a fabulous side dish for #Easter or other #holidays.

Carrot Souffle

June 18, 2012Teresa

Carrot Souffle is awesome. Really. Are you having trouble getting your family to eat their carrots? Here’s the recipe that will change their minds! We have served this casserole many times for company and people who normally hate carrots (or maybe just cooked carrots) love this recipe.

It’s mouthwatering, and just plain spectacular! It’s also a great side dish for company, holiday baking or to use up an abundance of carrots from your garden. Almost everyone raves over this recipe once they taste it. It’s so delectable. I also make this recipe up a lot as a side dish when I’m taking meals to people. It’s quick and easy, and almost everyone loves it.

I got this Carrot Souffle recipe from our pastor’s sister when we were passing through Johnson City, TN, one time and stopped at his parent’s home for a meal with their family. One bite and I was hooked. She made us guess what it was.

We thought it might be sweet potato casserole, or a butternut squash casserole at first. No one guessed carrot casserole! In fact, I think I collected about 5 or 6 recipes from that one meal! Yes, I make no apology. I am the recipe queen. I like Becky’s recipe better than most.  Sprinkling confectioners’ sugar on top provides a really appealing presence as well as adding taste to the recipe.

If you’re looking for a great side dish to round out your meals or you are on the look out for a new holiday casserole, please consider Carrot Souffle. It’s so scrumptious. Everyone you feed this to will love this recipe! Especially if they like sweet casseroles. Don’t plan on having many leftovers though. This casserole usually goes fast!

Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No one will believe this wonderful #casserole has #carrots! It's a fabulous side dish for #Easter or other #holidays.

Carrot Souffle is a fabulous casserole that’s quick and easy to make.

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We like to sprinkle a little powdered sugar on the top before serving.

Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No one will believe this wonderful #casserole has #carrots! It's a fabulous side dish for #Easter or other #holidays.

Carrot Souffle is rich and sweet.

Here’s what I did.

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Boil carrots until tender. This took about 30 minutes. Drain liquid and place carrots in large mixing bowl. Mash with a potato masher to get the carrots into very small dice.

Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this amazing #carrot #casserole. Great for the #holidays.

Add sugar, baking powder and cinnamon.

Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this amazing #carrot #casserole. Great for the #holidays.

Add vanilla and mix with an electric mixer to combine. Add flour, eggs and softened butter.

Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this amazing #carrot #casserole. Great for the #holidays.

Mix with an electric mixer to combine all ingredients.

Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this amazing #carrot #casserole. Great for the #holidays.

Grease or spray a 9×9″ casserole dish with cooking spray. Pour carrot mixture into prepared pan.

Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this amazing #carrot #casserole. Great for the #holidays.

Bake at 350 for about an hour or until done. Remove from oven and allow casserole to sit about 5 minutes before sprinkling with powdered sugar (or the sugar will evaporate into the casserole).

Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this amazing #carrot #casserole. Great for the #holidays.

To serve: Cut Carrot Souffle into 9 pieces. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. If you have an overabundance of carrots in your garden or from your CSA this is a great way to use them up!

Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this amazing #carrot #casserole. Great for the #holidays.

Carrot Souffle is a wonderful side dish to consider for holiday meals.

 

Here’s the recipe.

CARROT SOUFFLÉ

(Recipe from Becky Magee, Mike Simmons’ sister, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill,TX when we were passing through Johnson City, TN, on the way home from a trip).

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You will never guess it's carrots in this wonderful souffle. You will think it's sweet potatoes or butternut squash--but not carrots! Quick and easy. Boiling the carrots is what takes the most time in this recipe!
Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No one will believe this wonderful #casserole has #carrots! It's a fabulous side dish for #Easter or other #holidays.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No one will believe this wonderful #casserole has #carrots! It's a fabulous side dish for #Easter or other #holidays.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the carrots until very tender.
  3. Drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  4. While carrots are warm, mash down with potato mixer, then use an electric mixer to beat with sugar, baking powder, vanilla and cinnamon until smooth.
  5. Mix in the flour, eggs and butter.
  6. Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Bake 1 hour until top is golden brown.
  8. Sprinkle lightly with confectioners’ sugar before serving.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Carrot Souffle[/b]
Recipe Type: Vegetable/Casserole
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra, adapted from Becky Magee, sister of Mike Simmons, our former pastor at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
You will never guess it’s carrots in this wonderful souffle. You will think it’s sweet potatoes or butternut squash–but not carrots! Quick and easy. Boiling the carrots is what takes the most time in this recipe!
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. carrots, peeled and diced in very fine pieces
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 heaping tablespoonfuls flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the carrots until very tender.
  3. Drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  4. While carrots are warm, mash down with potato mixer, then use an electric mixer to beat with sugar, baking powder, vanilla and cinnamon until smooth.
  5. Mix in the flour, eggs and butter.
  6. Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Bake 1 hour until top is golden brown.
  8. Sprinkle lightly with confectioners’ sugar before serving.
Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No one will believe this wonderful #casserole has #carrots! It's a fabulous side dish for #Easter or other #holidays.

Eating Carrot Souffle is almost like eating dessert. It’s very rich.

Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No one will believe this wonderful #casserole has #carrots! It's a fabulous side dish for #Easter or other #holidays.

Make up a Carrot Souffle is one way to get your kids to eat their veggies! 🙂

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Basil Carrots | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | It doesn't get any easier than this quick 5-ingredient #carrot #recipe. It's a terrific #SideDish for company or #holidays like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. But it's so easy you'll want to whip it up for family dinners too. #Basil #BasilCarrots #GlutenFree #Holiday #HolidaySideDish

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Carrots in Creamy Dill Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This quick & easy #carrot dish has a mouthwatering dill sauce. It's wonderful for week night suppers. It's also great for #holidays like #Thanksgiving & #Christmas. #glutenfree
Print Recipe
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You will never guess it's carrots in this wonderful souffle. You will think it's sweet potatoes or butternut squash--but not carrots! Quick and easy. Boiling the carrots is what takes the most time in this recipe!
Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No one will believe this wonderful #casserole has #carrots! It's a fabulous side dish for #Easter or other #holidays.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Carrot Souffle | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No one will believe this wonderful #casserole has #carrots! It's a fabulous side dish for #Easter or other #holidays.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the carrots until very tender.
  3. Drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  4. While carrots are warm, mash down with potato mixer, then use an electric mixer to beat with sugar, baking powder, vanilla and cinnamon until smooth.
  5. Mix in the flour, eggs and butter.
  6. Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Bake 1 hour until top is golden brown.
  8. Sprinkle lightly with confectioners’ sugar before serving.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

23 Comments

  • Cheryl

    August 1, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    This is absolutely amazing! Thank you for the gluten free version.

    1. Teresa

      August 1, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      Hi Cheryl. Thanks so much for letting me know. I’ve always loved this recipe from the first bite. 🙂 It’s really terrific for holidays and company, too.

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  • Barb knudson

    October 8, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Thx for the response. One more question, hoping you can give me a tip. I made this yesterday, tastes absolutely delicious. However, the consistency was more like a pudding. Perhaps I over mixed it with electric mixer. Used the mixer in the two steps requiring mixing. Thoughts?

  • Barb knudson

    October 8, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Thx for the response about making ahead. One more question, hoping you can give me a tip. I made this yesterday, tastes absolutely delicious. However, the consistency was more like a pudding. Perhaps I over mixed it with electric mixer. Used the mixer in the two steps requiring mixing. Thoughts?

    1. Teresa

      October 9, 2015 at 5:11 am

      It is like a pudding Barb, but usually chunky because of the carrots. Maybe you mashed the carrots up too much?? As I recall, I only mix with the mixer enough to moisten the ingredients and then stir in the carrots. The texture should be lumpy from the carrots, but the rest of the ingredients are smooth, rather than pureeing the carrots if that makes sense. I hope you try it again. This makes a fabulous holiday side dish.

      1. Anonymous

        October 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm

        Thx. Planning on making it again for the holidays. I’m sure I mashed up the carrots too much.

        1. Teresa

          October 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

          Glad you’re going to give it another try! It’s so good. It’s worth making often.

  • Barb Knudson

    October 6, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Can this be made ahead and reheated? Probably can’t be frozen?

    1. Teresa

      October 8, 2015 at 6:23 am

      What I usually do is make it ahead and refrigerate it before baking (not more than 24 hours). Then I bake it. I’ve not tried freezing it, but I don’t see why that won’t work, Barb. You may try giving it a try.

    2. Anonymous

      October 8, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Thx . One more question. Made this yesterday. Tasted absolutely delicious. However consistency was more like a pudding. Perhaps I over mixed it with electric mixer. Was thinking of reducing an egg but don’t want to alter the yummy taste. Suggestions, please.

      1. Teresa

        October 9, 2015 at 5:13 am

        Hey, Barb, if you remove an egg in may not get souffle like. the other option is to add more carrots than the recipe actually calls for and make sure you don’t over mash the carrots.

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  • Twyla George

    November 23, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Please add a ‘Printer Friendly” option to this recipe. This way when someone is trying to print they aren’t getting 24 pages.

    1. Teresa

      November 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      Hi, Twyla. Thanks for stopping by my site. I am adding printer friendly options on all my recipes by manually adding a recipe plug in to each recipe. I have over 600 recipes to go through and it takes me about 2 hours to make all the changes I need to make to increase download speed and provide the printer friendly option. I am working as fast as I can but it will still take months to get through all of them. I will work on this recipe this afternoon and if there are any others you would really like me to get done for you, please let me know and I will work on them as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you.

      1. Teresa

        November 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm

        This recipe is now print friendly for you, Twyla. I hope you enjoy it.

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