Carrot Soup with Potatoes and Cream Recipe -
Carrot Soup with Potatoes and Cream Recipe

Carrot Soup with Potatoes and Cream

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over low heat. When the butter begins to foam, add the onion; cook until the onion begins to turn translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the chicken broth, carrots, potatoes, herbes de Provence, thyme, and bay leaf; season with salt and pepper. Raise heat to medium-high and bring to a boil; reduce heat again to low and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Pour the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway. Securing the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, start to blend using a few quick pulses before allowing to blend continually; puree in batches until smooth. Divide into eight soup bowls; garnish each portion with about 1/2 tablespoon heavy cream and a sprig of parsley.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 05, 2009

This soup is GREAT! It is so flavorful ~ perfectly seasoned. It didn't even need the cream ~ I tried it both with & without the cream. The second time I made this soup, I used a yogurt garnish - in a squirt bottle. The yogurt was a fine alternative addition & floated as nicely as the cream. The cream & parsley are mostly for beautiful presentation. I found that the parsley sprig actually detracted from the soup's lovely smoothness, & tasted like its chlorophyll. I think a better green garnish is some thinly sliced green onions - the raw onion's enzymes actually help better digest cooked potato! I highly recommend this soup.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 14, 2014

This is an easy to make but fairly bland soup.


25 Ratings

Oct 26, 2010

Made this as stated in the recipe, except that I used fresh ginger (1 tbspoon), dill (1 teaspoon) and paprika (1/2 teaspoon) as the spices... delicious, comforting fall/winter soup!

Jan 12, 2010

Love the soup! I was looking for a good potatoe, carrot soup recipe and I found it. I did not add all the herbs, since I didnt have them on hand. I also did not add the heavy cream, and this soup didnt need it. I added salt and pepper for seasoning and it was perfect!

Mar 01, 2010

This was excellent! Good use for leftover 5 lb bag of organic carrots. I too left out the cream to decrease fat and used sweet potato. Appropriate for simple lunch or supper or served in my fine china soup tureens.

Oct 06, 2009

Delicious soup! Very simple and easy to make, I omitted the cream because I wanted to cut on fat.

Feb 08, 2010

good- used vegetable stock and no cream

Dec 08, 2009

Good recipe and really easy to make. I had to add a lot of white pepper to get it to a flavor we were happy with (about 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon). I also added some paprika for richer color and more thyme, about 1/4 of a teaspoon. You may want to take the bay leaf out before blending (I forgot). Good flavor even without the cream. Thanks for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 977 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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