Carrot soup recipe

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This classic carrot soup recipe is rich and warming, with a hint of cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Make this recipe year-round, it's a family favourite

  • healthy
Cooking Time30 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories105 Kcal5%
Fat4 g6%

This classic carrot soup is an easy soup packed full of flavour, with sweet scented cinnamon and caraway adding an unusual depth. Make this recipe year-round for a comforting and speedy dish that the whole family will love.

Roasting the carrots first gets the most flavour out of them and when it comes to puréeing them, they come out really sweet and delicious. Sometimes they lose a little flavour if you boil them, so it's worth going to the extra effort to make the soup.

If you want to get creative, you could also add some parsnips into the mix for a little added flavour and sweetness. This recipe serves 4 people and will take 20-30 mins to prepare and cook. A portion of this homemade soup works out at only 105 calories per serving.

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  • 450g (1lb) carrots peeled and cut into chunks
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1tsp brown sugar
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)
  • ½ tbsp caraway seeds
  • 1ltr (1¾ pt) chicken or vegetable stock
  • Single cream




  1. Place the carrots, olive oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, cayenne and caraway seeds in a preheated oven at 200°C/400ºF/gas mark 6 and roast until soft.
  2. Transfer to a blender and blitz with the chicken stock, then pour into a pan and heat through.
  3. Season well and serve with a swirl of cream.
Top Tip for making Carrot soup

Crisp up parsnip slices in the oven for a stylish garnish.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies