Marinated Carrots

This is a recipe that both my mom and my mother in law has been making for years! Not being a very popular recipe, I was super surprised to find that my husband’s family included Marinated Carrots in all of their festive meals as well! Match made in heaven? I think so!  I’ve had a few friends turn up their noses when they heard this dish is served cold, don’t be fooled! It’s actually the perfect balance to a hot and heavy meal like a turkey dinner. But that’s not even the beauty of it! The best part is that this veggie dish is made ahead of time, even a couple days if you like and then you know that you have one part of the meal done and out of the way for all the heavy lifting that goes on during the holiday meal prep! 



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Marinated Carrots
Recipe type: Vegetable
A perfect companion to a holiday feast! This dish can be kept in the fridge for up to a week, so go ahead and make it a couple of days ahead.
  • 2 - 3 lbs raw carrots, peeled and chopped
  • ½ large onion cut into strips
  • 1 green pepper cut into strips
  • 10 oz can of tomato soup
  • ½ cup oil
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  1. Place the carrots in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until nearly done. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add onion and green pepper strips to the same bowl.
  3. While carrots are cooking, mix tomato soup, oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, mustard and ketchup together in a medium sized bowl.
  4. Pour mixture over top of vegetables and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

marinated carrots


Enjoy Your Holiday Meal! 


  1. I have never made them this way. I may have to try this. Thanks!

  2. These look delicious! I love carrots – and make-ahead recipes! I’ve pinned this to try sometime soon. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. I must admit, the idea of eating them cold does seem odd to me. I do like the recipe but think I’d eat it warm.

  4. This looks yummy Jennifer and I personally love to much on cold carrots, raw or cooked 🙂


  5. nicolthepickle says:

    This looks good. I pinned it. Think I’m going to try it soon. I have 40 lbs of carrots to use up. 🙂

  6. These are SO GOOD!! I haven’t made them in years, I’ll have to put them on the ‘to make’ list.

  7. Susan T. says:

    I’m not a big fan of carrots but maybe in a sauce like this I would like them more!

  8. I love carrots… this looks like an interesting recipe! I might leave out the sugar in my recipe; I find carrots sweet enough on their own. Thanks for sharing!

  9. My mom used to make these carrots and I loved them!! She got a lot of compliments on this at dish-to-passes. I am not sure but it may have come from Tupperware, (she sold it for 25+ yrs.) I remember a picture of the marinated carrots in a green Tupperware bowl, maybe in the catalog. I don’t know but I am having good memories anyway! Try it cold! You will love it!

  10. I’m going to have to try this. Love carrots any way!

  11. Amy Lovell says:

    Im going to have to make these! We love carrots here!

  12. Looks like a nice, different way to do carrots.

  13. kathy downey says:

    The only difference between yours and mine is the mustard,interesting will add it next time !

  14. Linda Bragg says:

    Both my husband and I like carrots and this is one recipe that is different than most. I am very curious how these would taste so I am going to make but cut the recipe down to smaller amount… just in case he or I do not fancy….but I do have to give it a try as it does sound good to me. 🙂

  15. Joyce Drudge says:

    I made this and added a can of pineapple pieces to it ! Wow sooooo yummy !!!!

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