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Creamy Carrot Soup with Ginger

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Makes 8 cups 1x


This carrot soup with ginger is full of hearty, warming flavors and is perfect to make on a cold day when you just want something easy and comforting for dinner!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 to 6 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 6 cups roughly peeled and chopped carrots, about 2 pounds
  • 1 large tart apple (such as Braeburn, Granny Smith, or McIntosh apples), cored and cut into large pieces
  • 1 cup half and half (or full fat coconut milk)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Additional salt, ginger, and pepper to taste


  1. In a large dutch oven, add the olive oil and onions. Cook over medium to medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes until the onions soften a bit.
  2. Add the garlic and cook until just fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add 4 cups of broth.
  4. Add your carrots and apple, and bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer with a lid on the pot until the carrots are very tender, about 30 minutes. Add more chicken broth if the liquid cooks off to quickly.
  6. When the carrots are tender, process them in a blender in batches until smooth, or use an immersion blender to make them smooth.
  7. When the soup is blended and smooth, return it to the pot and place it over low heat.
  8. Add the half and half, salt, ginger, and black pepper.
  9. Adjust the thickness of the soup (it should be on the thin side, not thick like potatoes or baby food) using additional broth or half and half to your liking.
  10. Adjust the seasonings to taste.
  11. Serve hot.


  • You can speed up the cooking time of this dish by cutting carrots into smaller pieces. Big chunks take longer to cook than thinly sliced carrot pieces.
  • You can omit the ginger if you'd like, though it's really nice in this recipe.
  • Serve with hot bread or rolls.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American

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