Roasted Carrot Souffle

Roasted Carrot Souffle – so easy you won’t believe it. This has been the one staple on our holiday table for years and is a huge hit with all ages!

Roasted Carrot Souffle - so easy you won't believe it! This has been the one staple on our holiday table for years and it is ALWAYS a huge hit with all ages!

You’ve never tried carrots like this before. Carrot Souffle is my most-requested recipe, the one dish that’s served on every holiday table and it’s beloved by both young and old. And I’ve managed to improve upon it with this most recent version!

I actually posted this recipe for the first time in early 2010, about four years after I first started making it. It’s always been the same: boil baby carrots, blend them with a handful of other ingredients, bake. And if you choose to do it that way, I assure you it will be delicious. But I felt that my Carrot Souffle needed an update and I am so glad I made a couple of small tweaks to make it taste even better.

Roasted Carrot Souffle - so easy you won't believe it! This has been the one staple on our holiday table for years and it is ALWAYS a huge hit with all ages!

I basically decided to try two things. First, I roasted whole carrots instead of boiling babies. {Baby carrots, not actual babies}. I didn’t even bother to chop them, I just tossed them with a little oil and salt then popped them in a hot oven. Once they were done they were nicely caramelized which could only add a deeper flavor than I’d gotten from simply boiling them.

I also decided to try pureeing the carrots in my Vitamix instead of my usual food processor (I haven’t used my food processor even once since buying my Vitamix, it’s probably time to just donate the thing). I could not believe how silky smooth my Carrot Souffle turned out just from this one small change! The texture was like a silky smooth pudding that someone slaved over for hours.

Roasted Carrot Souffle - so easy you won't believe it! This has been the one staple on our holiday table for years and it is ALWAYS a huge hit with all ages!

Don’t be afraid of the “Souffle” part of this dish. It’s not a true souffle in that you don’t have to worry that it will flop. It does puff up slightly but it naturally settles once out of the oven. The reason it’s so popular with everyone who tries it is because it’s sweet, almost like a dessert. It’s similar to sweet potato casserole in that way and would actually be a good substitute (or addition if you have a large crowd and want to serve both). In any case, I know that you and your family are going to love it!

Comments

  1. says

    Wow, on the souffle and selling refrigerator soup! I had just gotten around to posting on refrigerator soup and been accepted. Well, it sounds like the move was right for you. You made it a great site!

    The souffle looks wonderful. I have the better part of a 5-lb bag of carrots, so I need to make this recipe. I just need to make it for more people than my husband and myself.

    Thanks, Kristy!

    Shirley

  2. says

    Thanks, guys! By the way, I should have mentioned that despite the name, this is not an actual souffle. It does puff up a bit but you don't have to worry about it falling. Trust me, it's super easy to make!

  3. says

    Thanks, KB! Yes, I'm getting into web design. I'm actually starting a web design business using this theme and the Thesis theme. I love doing it so I think it will be really fun! So happy you like the new look! It definitely needed some freshening up – kinda like spring cleaning ;-)

  4. says

    Welcome Back, Kristy!!! That's awesome! There is nothing like focus and "paring" down, eh? You sound GREAT!!! Happy and I love your new header, colors and you sound so happy!

    (pssst….call me!)

    xxoo

  5. says

    ohhh..this is definitely a better way to have my girls eat their carrots. They just don't like carrots, even carrots with ranch sauce. Let me see if this will do the trick!

  6. says

    So glad that you are back!! I love the new look of the site – it's so bright and zesty! Perfect for spring! Hope everything is going well by you. :-)

  7. says

    I love carrot souffle and have been looking for a good recipe! I'll definitely try your version. Glad to know where to find you and look forward to your posts!

  8. says

    I love Refrigerator Soup, just to tell you! It is a fantastic site! Thanks for your hard work on it! Your blog looks great, by the way! Can't wait to try some of the recipes and browse around.

  9. Amy S. says

    I made this last night and it was AMAZING! My husband loved it and he's not a big carrot fan at all…

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