homemade carrot soup

Simple Homemade Carrot Soup

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Low Calorie


This thick and delicious simple homemade carrot soup could not be easier to make…or more delicious to eat!  A warm and wonderful and healthy lunch or light supper.


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 pounds of carrots, cut into large chunks. You can peel them or not – I usually don’t!
  • 2 sweet onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • Your choice of toppings – bacon, toasted nuts and sauteed bread crumbs are all wonderful!


  1. Bring the chicken broth to a simmer in a large pot. Add carrots, onions and thyme and simmer until carrots are soft, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a blender and process until smooth – you will probably have to do this in batches, unless you have an immersion blender in which case you can do it right in the pot – if not, pour the soup from your blender back into the pot.
  3. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper, and if the soup is too thick for you, thin it with a little more chicken broth. Reheat over low heat until it is nice and hot.
  4. Ladle into bowls with your choice of toppings – and plain is wonderful too!


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