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Velvety Carrot Soup

According to Meredith, "My 4-year-old has been enjoying this soup since she was a baby. It's easily made vegan by using olive oil instead of butter, vegetable soup base instead of chicken soup base, and omitting the cream/ half & half. The cayenne pepper and cinnamon add a bit of warmth and depth without overpowering the sweet flavor of the carrots. I sometimes add some parsnips to the carrots."


  • 2 lbs. carrots
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 TB. butter or olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. PENZEYS CINNAMON
  • 1/4 tsp. PENZEYS FRESHLY GROUND PEPPER
  • 1/8 tsp. CAYENNE PEPPER
  • 4-6 Cups hot water
  • 1 TB. CHICKEN or VEGETABLE SOUP BASE
  • 1/4 Cup heavy cream or half & half (optional)
       

Peel the carrots and cut them into 1-inch long pieces; cut the wide end of the carrot in half lengthwise if necessary to keep the pieces roughly the same size. Heat the butter or olive oil in a stock pot over low heat. Add the carrots, onions, CINNAMON, PEPPER and CAYENNE. Turn up the heat to medium and cook for 15 minutes. While the carrots and onions are cooking, dissolve the SOUP BASE in 4 cups hot water. When the carrots and onions have slightly softened, pour the broth into the pot, adding 1-2 cups more water as necessary to cover the vegetables. Bring to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes, until soft. Use a slotted spoon to remove the vegetables from the broth and put the vegetables in a food processor or blender. Add broth as necessary and puree the vegetables to your desired consistency. Add the heavy cream or half & half, if desired.

Prep. time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Serves: 6

Nutritional Information:
Servings 6; Serving Size 1 cup (272g); Calories 110; Calories from fat 60; Total fat 6g; Cholesterol 20mg; Sodium 430mg; Carbohydrate 14g; Dietary Fiber 4g; Sugars 7g; Protein 1g.



Description
Price
Qty
Penzeys Freshly Ground Pepper 2.4oz 1/2 cup jar
$5.69
Penzeys Cinnamon Ground 1.7 oz. 1/2 cup jar
$6.65
Cayenne Red Pepper Powder 1.0 oz. 1/4 cup jar
$3.45
Chicken Soup Base and Seasoning 8 oz. jar
$10.85
Vegetable Soup Base and Seasoning 8 oz. jar
$10.85


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