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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Carrot Soup

This super easy creamy carrot soup recipe is so quick to cook that it can be on the table in under 30 minutes. Just add a loaf of crusty bread for a simple mid-week meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetiser/Main Meal
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: carrot soup recipe, creamy carrot soup, easy carrot soup recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas


  • 60 g (1/4 cup) butter
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 4 large (approx. 1kg) carrots sliced
  • 1 L (4 cups) chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper


  • Place a large pot over a medium heat and melt the butter.
  • Stir the onion into the butter, and saute for 3 minutes or until the onions have softened and have started to brown. 
  • Add the sliced carrots, chicken stock, cayenne pepper and salt to the pot.
  • Bring the contents of the pot to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  • Simmer the soup for 15 minutes, or until the carrots have softened. 
  • Puree the soup.  I use a hand held stick blender placed directly in the soup pot to complete this step (see Note 1). Blend the soup until it is uniformly smooth, and no pieces of carrot or onion are visible in the soup.
  • Stir in the cream and gently reheat the soup.  Do not allow the liquid to boil at this point as this will cause the soup to split (see Note 2). 
  • Season the soup with a little black pepper, and additional salt if required. 
  • Serve piping hot with crusty bread. 


  1. If you do not own a hand held stick blender, carefully transfer the soup to a food processor or blender and, following the manufacturer's instructions for hot liquids, process until smooth. Return the blended soup to the soup pot and continue with the recipe. 
  2. If the soup boils once the cream is added, it may split and separate.  You can try to bring the soup back together by giving it a quick zap with a hand held blender, or you can eat it as is.  The soup will still taste fine, it just won't be as pretty.