Zesty Carrots

Zesty Carrots


"This is an easy-to-make family favorite and has always been served as a side dish at our Thanksgiving dinners. Don't let the horseradish scare you. It merely adds a tangy flavor. You can use pre-made bread crumbs to make it even easier. Light mayo works fine and so does cooking spray on the casserole dish in place of butter."

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 224 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 224 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 16.9 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 245 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the carrots in a saucepan with about 1 inch of water in the bottom. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 5 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Place the carrots in the dish. In a medium bowl, stir together the onion, mayonnaise, horseradish, pepper, paprika and bread crumbs. Spread evenly over the carrots.
  3. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes, or until the top is nicely browned.
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  1. 27 Ratings


My family has made this exact recipe for years. Everyone loves it. Here's a trick to make it easier: cut the carrots into 4 or 5 chunks and cook. The cooked carrots are soft and very easy to julienne. Takes a little longer to cook but the cutting part is much quicker.


This sounded scrumdidly - and I followed the ingredients to the letter, but it was a total let down. I love horseradish but for some reason it totally over powered the rest of the meal (I made it with beef), and left me wanting to pick the little crumbs out of my mouth with each mouthfull. Not a good combination of textures. Sorry, I won't be making this again.

Cat Lady Cyndi

This recipe is pretty good, but I believe it would be a lot better next time I make this with some changes. The taste was really good to me, others not so much. I thought the horseradish went really well with carrots. I followed this recipe exactly, I used dried breadcrumbs, not fresh. When I mixed the crumb/mayo mixture it was very dry and I couldn't spread it over the carrots at all. If using dried crumbs be sure to add more mayo until you get a mixture that is of spreading consistency. My mixture was more of a crumbly topping, which was fine, but next time I'll play around with the mayo mixture. Equal parts of mayo and crumbs just don't seem to work well if looking to spread this, as the recipe states. I will make this again with some tweaking. Thanks (: