Carrot Casserole
 
Makes 6 to 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1½ cups chopped yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 sleeve buttery round crackers, crushed
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large Dutch oven, bring carrots and water to cover to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until just tender, 6 to 8 minutes; drain well.
  3. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook until softened, about 6 minutes. Stir in flour; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Stir in milk; cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat, and stir in Cheddar, salt, and pepper until melted. Stir in carrots until well combined. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together crackers, Parmesan, and melted butter; sprinkle onto casserole.
  5. Bake until hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe by Paula Deen Magazine at https://www.pauladeenmagazine.com/carrot-casserole-recipe/