Delicious Carrot Souffle Side Dish Recipe

Try this Delicious Carrot Souffle Side Dish Recipe, a twist on traditional souffle made with carrots, eggs, and a few other tasty ingredients. This post has been updated with new photos and text!

Delicious Carrot Souffle Side Dish Recipe

Friends, this Delicious Carrot Souffle Side Dish Recipe is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving this year. Have you made your menu and have you invited your guests yet?

When the kids were younger, we always had family sit-down dinners on Martin Luther King’s birthday weekend, and my husband would read out loud about the life of MLK —Let the Trumpet Sound and Strength to Love. It was beautiful and challenging as our family would learn–a little more each year– about love and courage.

Something I feel we need to share more of in today’s world.

But speaking of courage, it does take courage to reach out and invite people into your home. For some, it’s easier than others. It’s also a very kind thing to do.

Since today is World Kindness Day, I’m teaming up with my friend Emily, over at The Beyond Kindness Tour (can catch up here, the tour is running until December 2nd), where we’re encouraging people to DO IT.



What if we invited somebody new to dinner this week?

Think about somebody who is new to your neighborhood, someone who is lonely, someone going through a hard time … someone you can share kindness with.

Delicious Carrot Souffle Side Dish Recipe

Delicious Carrot Souffle Side Dish Recipe

This Carrot Souffle (recipe from Carrie Vitt’s book, Deliciously Organic.) is a family favorite.

Also a great side dish for Thanksgiving or any winter meal; it’s almost like a dessert, it’s that good. :)

It’s a recipe that you always have the ingredients on hand for. (Doesn’t everyone keep carrots in their fridge? :)

It’s as good as dessert. Taken from Carrie Vitt’s Deliciously Organic cookbook. Feel free to double the recipe!

The maple flavor with the sweet carrots …

Mm-m-m. Mm-m-m. Mm-m-m.

I actually doubled the recipe, and I’m so glad I did. Except … there wasn’t much leftover!

Happy World Kindness Day, Friends!

Have you ever tried carrot souffle?

Delicious Carrot Souffle Side Dish Recipe

Delicious Carrot Souffle Side Dish Recipe
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Delicious Carrot Souffle Side Dish Recipe

It's as good as dessert. Taken from Carrie Vitt's Deliciously Organic cookbook. Feel free to double the recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound carrots peeld and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • Nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 350 and adjust rack to middle position. Butter an 8x8 baking dish.
  • Bring an inch of water to a simmer on medium-low heat in a medium saucepan. Add carrots, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes until tender. Drain well.
  • Pour cooked carrots into a food processor. Add maple syrup, vanilla, baking powder, flour, cinnamon, and melted butter, and puree. While the machine is running, add eggs, one at a time through the tube. Process until smooth. Pour carrots into the pan.
  • Dust with nutmeg; bake for 1 hour or until set and edges are golden brown.
  • Easy tip: This dish freezes well. After pureeing, pour into a covered container and freeze. Thaw, pour into pan, and bake as stated above, when ready to use.

More souffle recipes: My Mom’s Corn Pudding Souffle [Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen], La Comedia Sweet Potato Souffle [CopyKat], Green Bean Bacon Casserole [RE].

Delicious Carrot Souffle Side Dish Recipe

18 comments on “Delicious Carrot Souffle Side Dish Recipe”

  1. Hi Sandy, wondering if you can substitute apple sauce in place of butter for this recipe?

  2. I’ve had this a lot at the Piccadilly (ain’t there no more!) cafeteria. I am planning on serving it this TG but because I had several delicata squashes on hand, I’m going to try the recipe using the squash. I think it should be just as good – well I hope it will. What do you think?

  3. I did make this Friday evening for a V-Day dinner party with another couple. I served it with a roasted turkey breast and fresh steamed green beans…. and a few other courses. :-D Everyone raved about it, and my dear friend snatched your recipe right off the fridge and stuck it in her pocket. We both agreed it would make a great dessert, even though I did reduce the amount of maple syrup. It’s going in the keeper file under “I can’t believe it’s carrots!”

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  5. We make carrot souffle for most special occasions. We love it! And, you’re right, it’s almost like having dessert! Our recipe is a bit different, though, so I’d like to try yours to compare. Here’s my daughter’s recipe she actually discovered while on the mission field!

  6. I made a carrot souffle for Thanksgiving during the first couple years of our marriage, and loved it. Thanks for the delicious reminder. Now I need to try this recipe of Carrie’s!

  7. Great tradition. Can’t wait to start something like that when my daughter is little older. And yes, I always have carrots in the refrigerator. Beautiful dish to try.

  8. I’ve never tried anything like this either, but I think my uber picky 6yo just might try it! Her little nose was orange for the longest time when she was a baby because she refused just about everything outside of carrots.

  9. I always have carrots in the fridge but I’ve never had anything like this, it looks wonderful!

  10. We always have carrots in the house (my kids love carrots and ranch to snack on)

  11. Carrot Souffle? Where has this been all my life? or at least this past summer when my garden was busting with carrots. I can’t wait to make this Sandy. I hope you are enjoying your winter! XOXO

  12. What a special tradition. I want to do something similar when my son is a little older. My grandmother was fortunate to have known his wife and got to have lunch with him once. She said he was truly genuine, definitely not after fame or glory or book deals, just unity and love.

    Love the souffle too!

  13. Wow, I have never heard of a carrot souffle before…this looks amazing, Sandy!!

    The more I learn about you, the more I love you!! xoxo

  14. I keep carrots in my fridge at ALL times. This looks amazing, friend!

  15. I have never had carrot souffle’, but it looks and sounds delicious!

  16. So making this for a dinner party in February! Thank you.

  17. Just reading “sons off to college” makes me sad. I’ll be ok when that happens in 16 years right? xo

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