Popeye ate spinach and Bugs Bunny ate…you got it, Bunny Carrot Cream Pasta
. This pasta sauce is like no other creamy sauce I’ve eaten before all because of one secret ingredient (okay so maybe the title gives it away). That’s right, carrots!
Roasted carrots are pureed with Parmesan and cream to create a velvety sauce with a slight touch of sweetness similar to a butternut squash. As I tried to get my kids to guess what the secret ingredient was, I was a little disappointed that my kids had no idea who Bugs Bunny even was!
The carrot cream gets its flavor from roasting the carrots in the oven with some garlic and thyme. Sure you can peel and cut your own carrots, but I used frozen baby carrots which are perfectly peeled and cut to save some time.
Here are the carrots before and after roasting:
Cooked carrots can be mushy and bland, but see how once the carrots are roasted they start to caramelize. That’s just the flavor we want for our carrot cream sauce.
Toss in some peas and savory bacon and voila, dinner is served. What a great way to sneak in some veggies into your family dinner!
Make it Vegetarian
Just leave out the bacon to make a vegetarian version of this pasta for your veggie lovin’ friends…or Bugs Bunny.
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