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Carrot Soup Recipe

Today is the first cold day of September and it’s made us realize how much we love the warmth of summer! Here is a soup recipe I made up a few weeks ago that is perfect for a chilly day like today!

Creamy Carrot Soup

Serves 4
For a printable version of this recipe, click here.


2 tablespoons good quality olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 shallots, roughly chopped
kosher salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon Herbs de Provence
1 pound carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
3 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
black pepper, freshly ground
1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a soup pot over medium heat. Add shallots and a pinch of salt, mix.
  2. Cover the pot and sauté over low heat until shallots are very soft, about five minutes.
  3. Add garlic, sauté for one minute.
  4. Add garlic powder, onion powder, and Herbs de Provence, sauté for another minute.
  5. Add carrots, stock, and big pinch of salt.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil, turn down heat and simmer until carrots are tender, about twenty minutes.
  7. Take soup off heat, cool for a few minutes.
  8. Working in batches, blend soup in a high-speed blender. Return soup to pot.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. Slowly drizzle heavy cream into soup, mix until well blended.

Carrot Soup Recipe

Carrot Soup Recipe

Carrot Soup Recipe

Carrot Soup Recipe

Carrot Soup Recipe

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