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Creamy Carrot Soup

Carrot soup...good anytime of the year!  Though most of us harvest our carrots in fall, I just dug up the carrots that spent the winter in the ground.  They were crisp and tasty, and some of them found their way into the soup pot before long. 

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ginger root, minced
  • 2 pounds carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 5 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup cream (or milk, if you prefer)
  1. Melt butter in large pot, over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and saute until transparent.
  3. Add garlic and ginger root.  Cook for several minutes longer.
  4. Add broth, carrots and potatoes.
  5. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until very tender.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Puree with hand held blender until smooth.
  8. Return to stove.
  9. Add seasonings and cream. 
  10. Heat until steaming.
  11. Serve.


  1. I like creamy carrot soup!

    I'd like to know what you made the "web design " with. Was it with cream? Do you lightly drag a toothpick to form the design. Is that a piece of broccoli in the center?

    1. To create the design on the bowl of soup: Place sour cream in a squeeze bottle or into a small Ziploc bag. Cut a very small hole in the corner of the bag with scissors. Ladle soup into bowls and squirt a swirl of sour cream around the bowl from the center out to the rim. Drag a skewer from the center of the bowls out to the edges, forming a web design on soup. Place a sprig of parsley in the center.

    2. shirley reimer bertheletteApril 10, 2012 at 11:54 AM

      Judy I have to say you make the best cabbage borst soup ever I make that one quite often, it's soo good, it reminds me of home.. yummm

  2. We just dug up our winter carrots too ....maybe I will go take another look at them. Your photo is beautiful.

    1. shirley reimer bertheletteApril 10, 2012 at 11:49 AM

      Lovella;;; I didn't know you could plant carrots, or seeds?? in the winter :: can this be done in WPG. THANKS.

    2. Shirley it can be done, but you have to be very careful and lots of mulch to your carrot garden bed, and make sure that all the weeds are gone before the snow falls, then mulch well. Not being a gardner my self but having friends that garden tell me it is a luck of the draw in Winnipeg, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Hope that helps.

  3. Beautiful presentation, Judy. Carrot soup is always so good.

  4. Love the artfully created web presentation!

  5. I really love this website and I search here first before anywhere else! Does anyone have a recipe for shreaded carrots? i know it sounds simple... I remember my Grandma having containers of sweet frozen shredded carrots at the dinner table

    1. Is it a carrot salad recipe you are after? Shredded carrots, golden raisins, (chopped apple - optional) with a dressing of mayo and a dash of vinegar makes a wonderful salad. Maybe I'll post a shredded carrot salad one of these days.

    2. there is the Cream of Carrot-Cheddar Soup in the More with Less Cook book. Shredded carrots, very yummy.

  6. Delicious recipe and gorgeous dishes. Makes my heart sing.

  7. Yummy, it looks delicious. I love your plates/bowl. Thanks for the recipe

  8. I just made this soup this afternoon. It's so easy and tasty! I always have carrots and potatoes -- it's one of those recipes that you can whip up on the spot without having to make a special trip to the grocery store.

  9. I just made this for dinner. It was perfect, since I got a hand blender for my birthday, yesterday! We added a sweet potatoe, spinach and fresh cilantro. It turned a green color, but was very yummy. My kids really liked it.


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