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Make sure everyone wants to eat their vegetables with this delicious carrot recipe, using bacon and cheese to complement the flavor of baked carrots.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Place carrots into 2-quart saucepan; add enough water to cover. Cook over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until just tender. Drain. Place cooked carrots into ungreased 8-inch square baking dish.
Cook bacon in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until cooked but not crisp; add celery and onion. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until celery is crisply tender.
Stir in flour, salt and dry mustard. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 1 minute or until bubbly. Stir in milk with whisk. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes or until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil. Continue boiling 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted.
Pour sauce over carrots. Sprinkle crushed croutons over carrots. Bake 35-40 minutes or until bubbly in center and bread cubes are lightly browned.
Dietary Fiber: 2g
My guests loved this and many took seconds! The cheese, bacon and croutons give a marvelous flavor. It is my new favorite vegetable recipe.
I made this for my family last night and had just a small serving leftover. Everyone loved it. I did not have any seasoned croutons and used breadcrumbs instead. I liked it but the whole dish was lacking some sort of seasoning. Maybe this is why. I will try it with the croutons next time. The bacon was a big hit!
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