Cheesy Carrot & Bacon Bake

Cheesy Carrot & Bacon Bake

Make sure everyone wants to eat their vegetables with this delicious carrot recipe, using bacon and cheese to complement the flavor of baked carrots.

30 min.prep time 1:05total time
8 servings
252 Ratings

Ingredients

Carrots

6 to 8 medium (4 cups) carrots, sliced 1/4-inch
4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1 tablespoon chopped onion
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 cup milk
6 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American, quartered

Topping

1 cup seasoned croutons, crushed

Directions

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.

Recipe Tip

To make ahead, prepare as directed except do not top with croutons or bake. Pour sauce over carrots; refrigerate overnight. Crush croutons; place into resealable plastic food bag. To bake, remove carrots from refrigerate; let stand at room temperature 1 hour. Heat oven to 350°F. Sprinkle carrots with crushed croutons; bake 35-40 minutes or until bubbly in center and croutons are lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 150

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 570mg

Carbohydrates: 13g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 7g

Recipe #15260©1992Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

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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