What Is an Easy Carrot Soup Recipe?

What Is an Easy Carrot Soup Recipe?

What Is an Easy Carrot Soup Recipe?

Preparing carrot soup is easy and requires little more than adding ingredients to a large pot and simmering until the vegetables are soft. For added creaminess, try adding some half-and-half.

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamins C and B6, iron, folate and a host of other nutrients. Carrot soup provides a new and unique way to benefit from the nutrients in carrots.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Yields: 8 1-cup servings

Ingredients: (Please note all measurements are standard)

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh parsley or thyme, chopped
  • 5 cups chopped carrots
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half (optional)
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth. Reduced-sodium broth works best.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ground pepper

Instructions:

Step 1: In a Dutch oven, heat the butter and olive oil until the butter melts. Add in the celery and onion and cook until softened over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes. Add the parsley or thyme and the garlic and cook for around 10 seconds.

Step 2: Add the water, broth and carrots and bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and cook until soft, about 25 minutes.

Step 3 Once soft, puree in small batches using a blender until smooth and creamy. Add in half-and-half if desired, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or make ahead and refrigerate for up to 4 days. This soup will last in the freezer for up to 4 months.