Pumpkin shaped carrots

Pumpkin shaped carrots are an adorable way to get into the holiday spirit without overdosing on high fructose corn syrup!  They are a cute finishing touch to any wedding, shower, or get together that takes place during the fall!  And they just take a few minutes to make!

If you read my blog, then you know I have this thing about turning healthy food into fun shapes in order to celebrate holidays!   

During Valentines day 2011, when this blog was a baby. Literally just a few weeks old, I blogged about how my husband and I celebrated Valentines Day.

I had made these cute carrot hearts for our Valentines day salad.

Well anyway, to make a long story short. I decided to use the same idea, but to turn carrots into pumpkins to celebrate fall festivities!  Halloween or Thanksgiving.

How to make Pumpkin shaped carrots. 

1) Peel a Full sized carrot 
2) Make cuts in your carrot so that the end looks like a pumpkin. 

3) Once you have the carrot looking the way you want.  Cut slices of your carrot.  They will come out looking like little pumpkins. 

4) You may have to ” Doctor” up a few of them. 

This is a great way to get your kids to eat their vegetables.  And a way to show off your Autumn spread.  The best part is, Is that is literally only takes 5 minutes to make these cute little pumpkins! I mean carrots.  Pumpkin carrots?

hope you enjoy!!!



  1. What a genius idea! I'll try anything to get the kids to eat their veggies. SO cute!
    I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

  2. I made heart carrots valentines too. Am loving your pumpkins.

  3. Very clever! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday.

  4. What a great and cute idea…I'm making this for our Halloween dinner. thanks for sharing.


  5. Just too cute… great for a Halloween party. Please share these on foodie friday today.

  6. Very Clever. Great Halloween Idea for something healthy!

  7. My kids would love if I made these. They are adorable.

  8. These are so stinking cute! I think I will have to try this idea!

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

    I would love it if you would link this recipe and others to Foodie Friends Friday. Find the party at my site on Friday! http://Feedinbig.blogspot.com

    Now following your blog and facebook!

  9. So cute! I love this. I bet it would be great for kids.

  10. I found you through Flour me with Love. I would love for you to come share this on my Farm Girl Blog Fest. Very creative, I love it ! Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-5.html

  11. Hi Kristen,
    Your Carrots are just adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. How fun and so simple!
    Would love for you to share this at my very first linky party. My sister and I are working together over at “Think Tank Thursday”…hope to see you there!

  13. Thank you so much for sharing your idea with us at Cast Party Wednesday! I hope you're haveing a GREAT week! ~Sheryl~

  14. Cutest thing ever! Love, love, love this idea!


  15. What a very cute idea! This would be such a cue salad for a fall buffet or potluck, thanks for sharing!

  16. LOVE! So cute!! We never have full size carrots at home, it seems they're always the baby ones… and that would be a lot of work for a baby carrot, but I'm thinking I might have to buy some full sized ones later this month!


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