A simple and unusual carrot-cheese casserole

This is a family recipe that my inlaws make for holiday dinners. I've never seen it in any cookbook. It's unusual, but good.


(Serves 4-6)


  1. Slice the carrots and sautae in 1 Tbsp butter over low heat for 5-10 minutes, until cooked to taste.
  2. Make a roux with the butter and flour. Add the milk (warmed) and cook until thick.
  3. Add cheese and cook until cheese is melted. Mix in the cooked carrots.
  4. Place in greased casserole and sprinkle with buttered bread crumbs. Bake at for 15-20 minutes or until brown.


Process cheese is sometimes called "American cheese" or "Canadian cheese" depending on where it is bought. You can make a standard cheddar cheese sauce instead, or you can use something like Velveeta instead.


Difficulty: easy.
Time: 15 minutes preparation, 20 minutes baking.
Precision: no need to measure.


Michelle Berteig 
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA 
Recipe last modified: 28 Oct 87

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