Easy Carrot Soufflé (Dairy Free/Parve and Passover versions)
This Carrot Soufflé is deliciously light and fluffy with a carrot forward flavor. It can be made dairy free, parve, or without flour for Passover. This simple carrot side dish is always a crowd pleaser and perfect for your holiday table! Option to add a crunchy sweet topping.
½cupcrushed corn flakes cerealor kosher for Passover cereal
In a large pot of boiling water, cook carrots for about 20 minutes or until fork tender. Discard water. Let carrots cool a little.
Place the oven rack in the center of the oven, and preheat to 350 degrees F.
Place cooked carrots, oil, granulated sugar, flour, vanilla extract, salt, and eggs in the blender (or the bowl of a food processor with a metal blade). Take care with the warm carrots and let steam vent out the blender top if needed. Purée on low to start, moving to high. Blend until smooth.
Pour batter into an ungreased baking pan. Smooth out the batter if necessary.
Bake for about 25 to 32 minutes or until the batter puffs slightly and the top has a few scattered flecks of golden brown. The soufflé will fall a little after it comes out of the oven, which is normal.
Optional crunchy topping: Mix all topping ingredients together in a ziplock bag or small bowl and set aside. Take the casserole out of the oven about 10 minutes before it's ready. Carefully sprinkle on the topping and bake for 10 minutes more.
Serve warm. Serve by spooning servings out of the baking dish.
To double recipe: Use a 9x13" baking dish and increase baking time to about 45-50 minutes.
Make ahead: Make the batter the day before and store in the refrigerator covered. The next day take out of the refrigerator and place on the counter about 30 minutes before baking. You can bake just before serving or can bake a couple hours ahead and warm in the oven or microwave before serving.
Parve/dairy free: To keep this parve, swap out the butter for a neutral oil instead.
Passover: To serve this for Passover, swap out flour for matzo cake meal or matzo meal.
Cook in an oven safe decorative baking dish as the soufflé is served in the baking dish.