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Mashed Carrots

A sweet and earthy recipe that uses fresh, canned, or frozen carrots.
Small bowl of Mashed Carrots.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes: 2 ½ cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

3 cups sliced carrots  (6 to 8 fresh, 16 ounces frozen, or two cans, 14.5 ounce each)
2 teaspoons margarine or butter
2 teaspoons honey or brown sugar (see Notes)
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon seasoning (optional, see Notes)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Cook carrots until they are very soft.
    Fresh - Steam or boil.
    Frozen - Follow package directions or microwave, steam or boil.
    Canned - Drain and rinse. Add a small amount of water and heat in a saucepan or in the microwave.
  3. Drain carrots if needed. Put carrots in a medium bowl. Mash with a fork until smooth.
  4. Stir in butter, honey, salt and pepper.  Add seasoning if desired.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Honey is not recommended for children under 1 year old.
  • Add your favorite seasoning! Try one of these: chili powder, curry powder, onion powder, thyme or dried sage.

Comments

I had some extra fresh carrots on hand. Ordinarily I would have roasted them but decided to boil and mash instead. I added 1 teaspoon of honey, chili powder and some of the cooking water to get to the right consistency. I will do this again; thanks for the inspiration!

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