Soups

Carrot and Potato Soup

The fall weather has finally hit us! Which means soups and comfort food time is here! I love this time of year. The crisp air and the yummy, hearty meals like this Carrot and Potato Soup that go along with that crisp weather!

When I think of fall beside the colder weather, the leaves falling to the ground and the flu bugs that tend to come along, I think of comfort. Comfort food, especially ones that contain vegetables that are ideal for you and your health. Ginger, an ingredient in this soup I am about to share with you is excellent for fall. It’s a beautiful little addition, and has a lot of benefits!

Carrot and Potato Soup - Delicious, creamy and filling! This soup is for all you veggie lovers.

Carrot and Potato Soup

Soups are one of those meals that everyone loves and we never really have any objections to the soups we come up with! Today, I’m sharing this delicious Carrot and Potato soup with you.

This is soup for those who love veggies! It’s delicious, creamy and filling. I like the creamier soups as opposed to the runnier soups, especially during fall. They can’t be beaten. Something about them just screams comfort and warmth.

Carrot and Potato Soup - Delicious, creamy and filling! This soup is for all you veggie lovers.

With the leaves changing, the weather being cooler and the kids spending more time inside. Making a good big pot of soup is a great way to not only have the house smelling delicious but fill everyone’s bellies up with a hearty bowl of soup.

If you are like me and enjoy a creamier, heavier soup. This is the soup for you. It’s perfect for a family meal, and leftovers make great lunches for the week! My kids even like taking them in a thermos to school – they stay hot and taste just as good the next day or day after!

Carrot and Potato Soup - Delicious, creamy and filling! This soup is for all you veggie lovers.

Check out my other recipes at Six Time Mommy.

Carrot and Potato Soup - Delicious, creamy and filling! This soup is for all you veggie lovers.

You might also like this Cream of Carrot Soup or Corn Chowder.

What are your favorite fall soups or comfort foods?

Yield: 4

Carrot and Potato Soup

Delicious, creamy and filling! This soup is for all you veggie lovers.

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium white potatoes
  • 2.5 lbs carrots, unpeeled
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 rough chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped ginger
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • Italian parsley sprigs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. First wash all produce diligently.
  2. Heat a med-large nonstick pot. Add 3 tbsp oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft. Chop your carrots and potato and add to the pot ( I like to sweat the carrots a while before adding broth).
  3. Add broth and bring to gentle boil.
  4. Simmer covered for 25 – 30 minutes or until carrot and potatoes are soft.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes. Transfer carrots and 1/2 the potatoes to blender. Pour in half your broth and purée soup (be sure to let steam escape).
  6. Add broth and bring to gentle boil.
  7. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  8. Transfer carrots and 1/2 the potatoes to blender.
  9. Pour in half your broth and purée soup ( be sure to let steam escape from the top of carafe).
  10. Add sour cream and blend well.
  11. Continue adding broth until desired thickness.
  12. Taste to ensure well seasoned and plate.
  13. Add extra potatoes to soup and garnish with green onions and Italian parsley.

Jeanine

Jeanine is a 32-year-old, work at home mom to 7 kids living in Ontario, Canada. Tackling every day with simple recipes while sharing fun tips, advice and crafts on her own blog.

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