Ginger-Carrot Soup

Plenty of carrots, sweet potatoes, and ginger come together in a silky soup that's easy to freeze and reheat so it's always ready to warm (you) up.

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  • Servings: 8

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2007


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 pounds carrots, chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes (1 1/4 pounds total), peeled and chopped
  • 1 piece fresh ginger (2 inches long), peeled and finely chopped (2 tablespoons)
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (optional)


  1. In a large (5-quart) saucepan, heat oil over medium; add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add carrots, sweet potatoes, ginger, broth, and 4 cups water. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Working in batches, puree mixture in a blender until smooth; add sugar and lemon juice to taste. Season with salt and pepper, if necessary. (If freezing, proceed to step 3.) Return soup to pan; heat over medium, stirring in cream, if desired.

  3. To freeze: Cool to room temperature. Divide among airtight containers (leaving 1 inch space at top), and freeze up to 3 months. To heat, place container upside down under hot tap water to release block of soup; place in a medium saucepan. Cover, and cook over medium-low, adding water to thin, if necessary. Stir in cream, if desired.


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