winter vegetable soup

Winter Vegetable Soup

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Warm, thick, creamy winter vegetable soup that is chock full of winter veggies and not a drop of cream! The perfect winter comfort food.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 leek, peeled, rinsed and sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks (I like Yukon Golds)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Melt butter in a large deep pot over medium high heat. Add carrots, leek and celery and stir until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add potatoes and stir for another couple of minutes.
  2. Add broth and bring to a simmer. Cook until veggies are tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer soup to blender and puree until smooth – you might have to do this in batches. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. If you want a garnish, mix up the sour cream and the horseradish and drizzle over the top. Grind on some pepper and serve in warmed bowls.


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