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Creamy Carrot Soup
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Creamy Carrot Soup

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Easy, healthy, deliciously creamy Carrot Soup loaded with fresh flavors makes for a comforting treat on a busy weeknight. 
Course: Soup, Side Dish, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 187

Ingredients

  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, diced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 to 6 large carrots, chopped (you need 5 cups chopped carrots)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, or to taste
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 6 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or Half & Half, optional
  • fresh thyme leaves, for garnish

Instructions 

  • Set a dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add diced bacon, if using, and cook to a desired crispness. Remove bacon from the pot and set aside.
  • Add butter and olive oil to the pot and set over Medium-High heat.
  • Stir in chopped onions and carrots; cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in minced garlic, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Add thyme sprigs and vegetable broth; stir, set heat to High and bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat to Medium and cover the pot; cook for 20 minutes, or until carrots are very soft.
  • Uncover, remove thyme sprigs, and, using an immersion blender, puree the soup for several minutes, or until completely blended and smooth.
  • Stir in heavy cream or Half & Half, if using.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and top with prepared bacon.
  • Garnish with fresh thyme and serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 5
  • Skip the bacon and heavy cream to REDUCE POINTS down to 2.
 
BLENDER OPTIONS
  • If you do not have an immersion blender, transfer all cooked ingredients into a regular blender. Blend in batches and pour out each blended batch back into the soup pot.
 
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Carrot Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 1018mg42%
Potassium 198mg6%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 7105IU142%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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