Perfect for a Winter Day: Carrot Soup

 

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It’s been downright freezing here the last week so today when I had a few moments to myself I decided to make one of my favorite recipes: carrot soup.

This one is made even easier because it is made in the Crock Pot, and it can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days – perfect for lunch this week.

The recipe comes from Canadian Living’s The Slow Cooker Collection, a favorite cookbook around my house.

Carrot Potage

Ingredients:

1 tbsp each, olive oil and butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 large clove of garlic, sliced
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
4 cups chopped carrots
2 cups chopped potatoes
2 cups cubed, peeled rutabaga (I have used butternut squash or sweet potato as a substitute)
2 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
2 bay leaves

4 oz crumbled blue cheese (for serving)

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In the crock pot, ready to go – this batch made with butternut squash instead of rutabaga.

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat; fry onion, garlic, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally until softened (about 5 minutes)

2. Scrape into slow cooker along with carrots, potatoes, rutabaga(or squash or sweet potato), broth, bay leaves and 4 cups of water.  Stir to combine.

3. Cover and cook on low until vegetables are tender, about 4 to 6 hours.

4. Discard bay leaves.  Using immersion blender, or in stand blender in batches, puree soup until smooth.  Add up to 1 cup more broth or water if desired for thinner consistency.

5. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with blue cheese.

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Cooked and ready for the blender

I love my soup topped with blue cheese as the recipe suggests, but if you are not a fan of blue cheese any sharp, salty cheese will do.

Comments

  1. This sounds really yummy. I love making soups in the winter!
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  2. Sounds delicious. Although I am not a fan of blue cheese (husband is) — this soup looks like it would be good for everyone in the family! Thanks for sharing :)
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  3. No dairy necessary, yay! I can’t eat any milk because of the nursling, so soups have been my go-to.
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  4. Sounds delish. I just got a slowcooker and am looking for good recipes. Will try it out!
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  5. That looks so yummy but EASY to make!
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  6. This is going on my stove top soon! Thank you for sharing.
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  7. I don’t think I have ever tried Carrot Soup before. But this sounds delicious. I might have to try it out now;)

  8. Alayne Langford says:

    We are a big lover of soups in our family. What I like about this recipe is the ingredients are usually found in my fridge!! Thank you, it looks wonderful! :)

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