How to Turn Carrots into 'Bacon' - Here's the Popular Recipe Spreading Across Social Media

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.19 - 2024 4:00 PM CET

Is it carrots or bacon? - Photo: Instagram
Is it carrots or bacon? - Photo: Instagram
Turning carrots into bacon might sound too good to be true, but it's genuinely possible, as you'll see here.

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You might find yourself opting for carrots instead of bacon from now on. That's likely to be the case once you discover the culinary possibilities that carrots offer.

The carrot is an incredibly versatile vegetable, perfectly suited for almost any dish. It's also one of the best alternatives when you're looking to try something entirely new, as its crisp texture is well-preserved, and its flavor remains intact.

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In this instance, the carrot is transformed into a delicious and fun substitute for bacon. We know what you're thinking, but why not give this recipe a try? Many people have already fallen in love with 'carrot bacon' and are sharing appetizing images on Instagram.

Besides offering a variation, you're also providing your body with a rich amount of antioxidants and vitamins from the carrots. Therefore, there are naturally several benefits associated with making 'bacon' this way. That's precisely why it's definitely worth a try.

Follow these simple instructions to create tasty 'carrot bacon' that you can use as a side dish or just as a snack.

What You'll Need:

  • 3 large carrots

  • 2 tbsp canola oil

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp paprika (smoked flavor)

  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 320 degrees Fahrenheit (160 degrees Celsius) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. The carrots don't need to be peeled, but wash them thoroughly. Slice the carrots lengthwise into thin strips using a mandoline slicer. Place the slices on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Mix the oil and spices together. Brush the mixture on both sides of the carrot slices.

  4. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until the slices become wavy and lightly browned.

Enjoy your carrot bacon as a novel and nutritious twist on a classic favorite, proving that vegetables can indeed be as satisfying as their meaty counterparts.

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