Creamy Carrot Soup
Like carrots? You’re going to love this carrot soup recipe!
Keep this recipe in handy to use up that forgotten bag of carrots in your fridge, or after harvesting your garden!
This puréed carrot soup is thick and smooth even without dairy or a substitute, but their addition creates a rich, filling, and delicious version.
Plus! you can follow the same technique with almost any root vegetable – turnips, potatoes, or celeriac, for example.
Creamy Carrot Soup Ingredients
- 3 tablespoons butter or extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 pound carrots, roughly chopped
- 1 large starchy potato, peeled and roughly chopped
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 5 cups vegetable stock or water
- 2 teaspoons suger, or to taste (optional)
- ½ cup cream or sour cream (optional)
- ¼ chopped parsley leaves for garnish
- Put the butter or oil in a large, deep saucepan or casserole over medium heat. When the butter melts or the oil is hot, add the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes, until the carrots soften a bit. Add the stock and cook until the vegetables are very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
- Use an immersion blender to puree the soup in the pan. Or cool the mixture slightly (hot soup is dangerous), pass it through a food mill or pour it into a blender, and puree carefully until smooth, working in batches if necessary. (You may prepare the soup in advance up to this point. Cover, refrigerate for up to 2 days, and reheat before proceeding). Adjust the seasoning if the soup tastes flat, stir in the sugar to play up the carrot flavor.
3. If you’re serving the soup hot, reheat it in the saucepan. If you’re serving it cold, refrigerate, covered, for at least 2 hours. Either way, stir in the cream if you’re using it, then garnish, and serve.
Creamy Celery Soup – Substitute celery for the carrots, reserve the celery leaves for garnish if they’re green and fresh, otherwise use parsley or dill for garnish.
Nutrients per serving* (1 serving):
13 g Fat
29 g Carbohydrates
5 g Fiber
4.5 g Protein
*Nutrition analysis is based on using butter, water, and optional ingredients*
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