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Creamy Curried Carrot Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

This pretty pureed soup is perfect for a luncheon. It has wonderful flavor sparked by curry, herbs and, of course, the colorful carrots.—Betsy Hedeman, Timonium, Maryland
Creamy Curried Carrot Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 medium carrots, grated (about 1-3/4 cups)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 5 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper, optional

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil. Stir in the broth, carrots, curry, thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until carrots are tender.
  2. Discard bay leaf. Cool slightly. Transfer half of the soup to a blender; add half of the cream cheese.
  3. Cover and process until smooth; repeat with remaining soup and cream cheese. Return all to the pan. Heat through. Stir in the parsley, salt and cayenne if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 158 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 1432mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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