The age-old question… Is Piccadilly’s famous Carrot Souffle a dessert or a side?? Honestly, I never really ordered it because I always considered it a dessert. Most of the time when I went out to eat, I didn’t get dessert because of all the sugar, but that never stopped me from getting a pasta dish (I would request whole wheat of course) or a burger on whole wheat. WOW, was I being fooled! The effects of wheat in the bun or pasta are just as bad (if not worse) than the loads of sugar in the Carrot Souffle! Glad that part of my life is over!
NO-Bake Carrot Souffle with only 4 Ingredients!
Really, this is an easy recipe. I hesitated on calling it a souffle because the name souffle implies eggs but this recipe doesn’t contain any. It doesn’t need them. Picadilly’s Carrot Souffle calls for lots of sugar and flour. I omitted those ingredients too and it STILL taste SO good!
You can call this easy recipe a “Carrot Mash” or “Carrot Casserole” but just be sure to put it on your menu very soon! If you choose to call it a side or a dessert, well, that’s up to you too! Your kids will definitely eat their carrots if you serve them this on their plate (my 11 month old went CRAZY Excited when I begin to feed him this recipe)!
Make this recipe as sweet as you like using whatever sweetener you choose.
Just a little Steam
I love steaming! I purchased this steamer basket at a Goodwill store about 10 years ago, and this is what is left of it after I let my son play with it… this is a “rocket ship” in case you couldn’t tell! I need to purchase a new one (they cost about $10 on Amazon) but I keep borrowing old faithful from my 2.5 year old!
It is important to steam the carrots versus boiling them so that the carrots don’t soak up any extra water. This also helps maintain lots of the nutrients so that you don’t pour them down the drain.
Ok, enough chatting… go make this recipe!
Sweetened Whipped Cream (optional)
1 cup heavy whipping cream*
Sweetener of choice**
1 lb carrots (I used baby carrots)
3 tbsp. salted butter, room temperature
1 tsp. cinnamon
Sweetener of choice (to taste)**
**I used 4 servings of KAL Pure Stevia. I am still using the old formula that doesn't contain maltodextrin. Whatever sweetener you use, sweeten to suit YOUR taste. I have also used Sweet Leaf Organic Stevia (1/8 tsp).
Sweetened Whipped Cream:
Add cream to Magic Bullet (you can also use a Ninja, Blender or hand mixer and medium bowl). Blend on high until cream thickens. Sweeten to taste (I used 2 servings KAL Pure Stevia). Refrigerate until ready to use.
Place steamer basket in a medium pot and place carrots in the basket. Fill pot with a few inches of water (DO NOT sumerge carrots). Cover pot and steam for 20-30 minutes or until carrots are fork tender.
Remove carrots from steamer, and place in a large bowl (or empty water from pot and place carrots in the pot the carrots were cooked in). Using potato masher (or immersion blender), mash carrots into smaller pieces. (I preferred a chunkier consistency.) Add butter, cinnamon and sweetener. Stir and taste for sweetness.
Serve warm with a dollop of Sweetened Whipped Cream
82 Calories, 6 grams Fat, 5 Net Carbs, <1 gram Protien per 1/4 cup serving