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Flavorful Cream of Carrot Soup

 Flavorful Cream of Carrot Soup
"Packed with vitamin-rich ingredients, this soup is both beautiful and delicious," assures LaVonne Hegland of St. Michael, Minnesota.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 medium carrots (1 pound), coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Paprika

Directions

  • Place carrots, potatoes and water in a saucepan; cover and cook over
  • medium heat until the vegetables are tender. Drain, reserving
  • cooking liquid. In a skillet, saute onions and garlic in butter for
  • 10 minutes. Add flour; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Place carrots,
  • potatoes, onion mixture, salt and sugar in a blender or food
  • processor; cover and puree until smooth, adding reserved cooking
  • liquid as needed. Pour into a 3-qt. saucepan or Dutch oven. Stir in
  • milk and heat through. Add cream and cayenne; heat through (do not
  • boil). Garnish with paprika. Yield: 10-12 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 204 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 518 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.