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8 Beautiful Recipes For Ugly Carrots

Kinda ugly, pretty cheap, and totally wonderful.

Ugly carrots are beautiful on the inside. So, buy up those ugly ducklings when you see them and turn them into beautiful swans with top-rated recipes like these!

#Protip: Carrots, like many other vegetables, are best cook just to al dente. Overcooking carrots makes them less sweet and less flavorful. So, find your own happy balance between tenderness and flavor, and get eating!

Savory Roasted Root Vegetables

"I was skeptical of this recipe, but this will definitely be served again and again. Everyone raved about the piquant flavor that the white wine adds to the primarily sweet roots. The beautifully colored array made a wonderful presentation." –fifi

Savory Roasted Root Vegetables

Savory Roasted Root Vegetables |Photo by StacySnook

Sauteed Carrots and Leeks

"This has become a family favourite in our house. The biggest problem with this recipe is that no matter how much I make there never seems to be enough!" –Mrs. Wynter

Sauteed Carrots and Leeks

Sauteed Carrots and Leeks |Photo by mcgerm

Maple-Dill Carrots

"I always liked carrots but I LOVED this. I could eat a whole bowl of these as a meal." –moonchyldcrab82

Maple-Dill Carrots

Maple-Dill Carrots |Photo by Dianne

Raw Pad Thai

"Is there a 6th star I can add? The sauce is amazing! I used freshly ground almond butter and made extra." –lundy

Raw Pad Thai

Raw Pad Thai |Photo by Eroshound

Carrot Chile and Cilantro Soup

"I make this soup all the time, especially when I have a lot of carrots. However, I add the fresh cilantro at the end before I blend. That way you can actually taste it!" –chickremedy

Carrot Chile and Cilantro Soup

Carrot Chile and Cilantro Soup |Photo by LynnInHK

On the sweet side...

Carrot Souffle

"I have baked this recipe several times, and I have lost count of how many people search me out to get the recipe. It is absolutely fantastic...tastes like candy! I follow the recipe exactly, and it turns out perfectly every time." –Andrea

Carrot Souffle

Carrot Souffle |Photo by Jeff Kontur

Carrot Pie

"I'm in love with this pie and so was everyone else at my dinner table last night. So much better than pumpkin, in my opinion, and very cost effective." –Alessandra Martellacci

Carrot Pie

Carrot Pie |Photo by Tulapearl

Grand finale!

You had to know it was coming: carrot cake. But not just any carrot cake. 4,700 Allrecipes member rate this one a full five stars!

Carrot Cake III

"This recipe made two delicious cakes that came out better than I could have hoped! This was the first carrot cake I've ever made, so I was very proud. The result was a moist, addicting cake that everyone loved! I will be using this recipe again for sure." –Saavedra

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