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Carrots and Mushrooms

Updated on December 11, 2014

Carrots and Mushrooms

This is a great side dish that we love with our Thanksgiving meal. But, you don't have to wait for Thanksgiving to make it. It's delicious with any meal of roast chicken, pork or roast beef. It's colorful and even the children like it. It's made with all fresh vegetables so it's also very nutritious.

My sister showed me how to make this about 20 years ago and it's been part of my menu ever since. I love recipes that someone makes themselves and shows you how to make it; they are unique. These may be common, everyday vegetables but put them together and they pop and make a wonderful side dish.

I also put the leftovers in a pot pie I make with the left over turkey. Hope you try carrots and mushrooms in this recipe. I'm sure you'll love it too.


I have tried this dish with canned and frozen carrots to save time, but it just didn't taste the same. There is something about fresh carrots that brings out the sweetness in the dish.

The same thing goes with the mushrooms. You can, however, buy the fresh mushrooms already sliced.

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Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 5 min
Yields: Enough to serve 10-12 people


  • 2 lbs. carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 lb. mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • To taste salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 stick butter


  1. Add the butter to a large heated pan and let it melt.
  2. Add the carrots, mushrooms, scallions, seasonings and lemon juice being careful not to let any of the seeds drop in the pan and stir.
  3. Cover and simmer for at least 45 minutes stirring occasionally, depending on how thin or thick you slice the carrots. Add a little butter if it looks dry. Cook till the carrots are soft enough to eat.


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      Rachel L Alba 14 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      So sweet of you, Pat. I wish the same for you and your family. I pray for your grandson and hope he can enjoy the holiday too. God bless you all.

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      Patricia Scott 14 months ago from sunny Florida

      Just stopping to wish you and your family a lovely and blessed Thanksgiving

      love ps

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      You are welcome. I think you will enjoy this recipe.

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      Joyfulcrown 3 years ago

      This looks delicious. I am trying to eat more vegetables. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you again.

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 3 years ago from Maine

      Another delicious recipe Rachel and you're right, you don't have to wait to Thanksgiving to enjoy this side dish. I love all the ingredients and will be making this dish also. Thank you!

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you everyone for your comments. I'm glad it sounded so good to you. I was thinking, maybe it was a little simple, but sometimes the simple dishes are the best.

      Blessings to all of you, Susan Zatautas, Lady Guinevere and peachpurple. By the way, I love your names.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i sure want to try this recipe and let you know tomorrow

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      That does sound delicious. I have made Muscrooms and Onions as a side dish, but never thought about carrots and mushrooms. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This sounds like a great combination!