Cheesy Carrot & Bacon Bake

Cheesy Carrot & Bacon Bake
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3 Reviews
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
1:05
Total Time
8 servings

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

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. 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.
  3. Cook baconin 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Tips

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
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
13g
Protein
7g
Fat
8g
Sodium
570mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Good

Rating

My guests loved this and many took seconds! The cheese, bacon and croutons give a marvelous flavor. It is my new favorite vegetable recipe.

Rating

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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