Creamy Matchstick Carrots

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"A really delicious and creamy side dish to serve with almost anything. An old family favourite."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (138.4 g)
  • Calories 184.8
  • Total Fat - 17 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 45.4 mg
  • Sodium - 402.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 3.4 g
  • Protein - 1.4 g
  • Calcium - 44.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Top and tail the carrots wash, scrape and dry. Cut the carrots into matchstick strips.

Step 2

Heat the butter in a deep pan over a medium heat. Add the finely chopped onion and cook until a golden colour. Add the carrots and stir well.

Step 3

Dissolve the stock cube in 125ml hot water, add to the pan with the bay leaf.

Step 4

Reduce the heat and simmer until the carrots are tender, stirring frequently.

Step 5

Season with salt and pepper, remove bay leaf and stir in the cream just before serving.

Step 6

Garnish with extra bay leafs if desired.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This recipe makes for Excellent carrots! Loved how the bay leaf in this is subtle but there, giving such goodness to the broth that hugs these carrots. Yum! Thank you, Tis, for sharing! Made it for Pick Me Tag.

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(4 Oct 2020)


Carrots are a real favouritue at our house which has me loving to add new to us recipes. I also love the look of matchstick carrots which saw this recipe not only taste great but made for great presentation. Have to love food that tastes as good as it looks. October 2020, this time around I made this with fresh from the garden carrots served over baked acorn squash, everyone gave it the thumbs up! Thank you for sharing!

review by:
(3 Feb 2018)


So simple and so delicious!I will be making this often. Loved it.

review by:
(20 Jun 2016)

dienia b

great flavor,mr picky liked them used baby carrots

review by:
(8 Apr 2016)


This is a guest worthy side dish we really enjoyed!! It will see to many repeats.

review by:
(14 Feb 2016)

Smells Like Salad

Multicolored carrots worked well with this recipe. I subbed homemade veggie stock for the bouillon cube/hot water, homegrown fresh bay leaf (1 leaf only-especially if you're using fresh!), and shallots for yellow onion. Perfect side dish with pan grilled pork chops. A crisp salad rounded out the meal. Thanks for sharing. I don't usually prepared creamy carrots but this was a nice change. Prepared for Best of 2015.

(2 Feb 2016)