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Tuscan Gilded Carrots

Tuscan Gilded Carrots - A cheesy and delicious side dish made with carrots, Parmesan, eggs and cream.  Perfectly indulgent for a special holiday meal!

My husband Jack and I are always looking for new recipes to try – especially for vegetables and side dishes! It’s a fun way to experiment in the kitchen as well as to change up the routine at dinnertime!

I recently browsed through one of our cookbooks called Toscana Mia: The Heart and Soul of Tuscan Cooking – a cookbook that Jack and I received as a wedding gift just before our honeymoon trip to Tuscany. We’ve been dreaming of going back sometime soon – and what better way to relive some happy memories than with a glorious dish like these Tuscan Gilded Carrots!

Tuscan Gilded Carrots - A cheesy and delicious side dish made with carrots, Parmesan, eggs and cream.  Perfectly indulgent for a special holiday meal!

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The ‘gilded’ name comes from the golden color this dish gets as the tender carrots are baked with cream, eggs and Parmesan cheese in the oven. The dish also includes fresh mint and basil as well as a little bit of dry sherry – giving these carrots a unique and delicious flavor.

Tuscan Gilded Carrots - A cheesy and delicious side dish made with carrots, Parmesan, eggs and cream.  Perfectly indulgent for a special holiday meal!

These Tuscan Gilded Carrots are very delicious – and quite rich – so we think it’s a perfect side dish to serve at a special holiday meal as an indulgent treat! Enjoy!

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Tuscan Gilded Carrots


  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1½ pounds medium carrots, peeled, trimmed and left whole
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ plus 1/8 cup heavy cream (on measuring cup it is 100 ml)
  • 6 ounces in weight grated Parmesan cheese (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat leaf Italian parsley
  • 1 ½ tablespoons dry sherry
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium to large pot filled half full with water, bring to a boil. Plunge in the whole carrots and boil for five minutes. Drain and bring the carrots to a cutting board and cut into ¼ inch slices.
  3. While carrots are boiling, in a small bowl, beat eggs with cream, Parmesan cheese, mint, parsley and sherry. Set aside.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium high and add butter, oil, salt and sliced carrots and cook for just a minute.
  5. Pour carrots and butter into a medium casserole dish and pour reserved egg mixture over top.
  6. Bake for 20 -25 minutes until golden brown on top.

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  1. These are GORGEOUS and sound amazing!

  2. I’ve never heard of these carrots but I can’t wait to try them.

  3. The hit of sherry in the cream sauce sounds wonderful! This is such a unique way to prepare carrots.

  4. These carrots are gorgeous! Definitely one that’s gonna have to make it on my dinner menu!

  5. Love that addition of the cream and sherry. I like finding new side dishes to make, too!

  6. Now those are some conforting carrots with cheese and cream, yummo!

  7. Gilded! This sounds so fancy! 😉 Sounds delicious.

  8. I’m going to take the whole dish of those okay ; )

  9. I am in love. This is THE best carrot recipe I have seen a long long time. I might have to serve this for my big holiday dinner on New Years Day.

  10. These carrots sound amazing. What a wonderful way to reminisce about your honeymoon!

  11. These carrots are beautiful! Such a great side!

  12. What’s not to like in this recipe, love it!

  13. These carrots look divine and I love how rich they are! Perfect for holiday entertaining!

  14. Your pictures are beautiful and these carrots sound awesome! Can’t wait to try them!

  15. Carrots baked in cream, eggs, and cheese? Sign. Me. Up.

  16. What a great book…I need to look it up. I adore Tuscan recipes. These carrots are so flavorful and perfect to have on colder winter days!!

  17. So healthy and so luscious all in one!

  18. Now why have I never ever served carrots with cheese? I’ve never seen a recipe like this (and I’m part Italian) and it looks beyond delicious!

  19. Oh my worrrrrd!! THIS is how all vegetables should be prepared! 😀

  20. Another beautiful Tuscan recipe from you. Thanks and this side dish looks wonderful!

  21. Martha that is just spectacular.That’s one way to get me to eat carrots!!

  22. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely spectacular. I just love the photos. It’s so welcoming.

  23. I can NOT wait to try your recipe. It looks like perfection on a plate.!!!

  24. OH, I just love the richness of this dish – such a perfect holiday side. Carrots can be so basic and humdrum, and this really takes them to another level.

  25. Oh, wow – I am kicking myself right now. This is the first time seeing guilded carrots and now I want them, need them in my life. They look so delicious!

  26. Wow, these sound incredible — and like nothing I’ve ever had before.

  27. Yum! I love making carrots as my side dish. They are totally underused 🙂

  28. I am always looking for new side dishes. this one looks absolutely amazing!

  29. Looks like a great holiday side dish to me – different! I might actually eat a cooked carrot THIS way! lol!

  30. OMG. I love carrots on their own but this method is completely over the top! Perfect for the holiday…I.JUST.LOVE.IT!

  31. I have to give these carrots a try very soon! Everything about them sounds(and looks!) incredible! Yum! 🙂

  32. These look awesome.

  33. Love the recipe for the Gilded Carrots!!

    Does anyone know if this recipe can be made the day before and reheated?

    I want to take it to a luncheon but would need to prepare the day before.

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