Mom's Zesty Carrots with Horseradish


This was one of mom's perennial holiday dishes for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ¼ pounds carrots, cut into matchsticks

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons grated onion

  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground horseradish

  • ½ teaspoon salt (scant)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper (scant)

  • ¼ cup dry seasoned bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Place carrots in a pot and add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain carrots, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Transfer carrots to a shallow baking dish.

  3. Mix reserved cooking water, mayonnaise, onion, horseradish, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl until combined; pour over carrots.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, toss bread crumbs in melted butter. Sprinkle over carrots and bake until crumb topping is crisp, an additional 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
14g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 318mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 253mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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