Friday, January 18, 2013

Show Us Your Life: Cream of Carrot-Cheddar Soup

Welcome to those of you visiting from Kelly's blog in February 2014. This is still one of my favourite soups and I still don't have a picture to show you. Maybe next time...

Kelly is hosting a soup link up and there is nothing I like better than soup. Yum yum yum! My absolute favourite soup is Cream of Carrot-Cheddar Soup. During my pregnancy with Sam I ate this at least once a week. Dave got so sick of it. I could eat it forever. Sorry I don't have any pictures of this soup but trust me, it's delicious.

Saute in a large kettle:
2T butter or margarine
1/2 c chopped onion (I always just use a whole one)

Add and simmer until vegetables are tender (at least half an hour or more):
1 lb carrots (8-10) shredded
1 lb potatoes (3-5) shredded
(I always used to use a cheese grater and then I discovered the joy of the food processor. Then my food processor died and now I'm back to using my cheese grater.)
6c chicken broth (I do a mix of chicken and beef. I really like the beef-y flavour. Even though I'm a vegetarian! Ha!)
1 bay leaf
1/8t Tabasco sauce (I always skip this because I don't like any heat. However my mom always adds it (and probably more than the recipe calls for) and I never find her soup too spicy.)
1/2t Worcestershire sauce (I always add more. LOVE this stuff!)
1/2t sugar 
salt and pepper to taste

Add, stirring until cheese is melted:
1 1/2c milk (can also use part cream)
1-2c cheddar cheese, shredded

Discard bay leaf and serve hot.

(from the More-With-Less Cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre. You can read more about this cookbook here.)
(This picture is actually a creamy squash soup. My link wasn't working without a picture so I added
the best soup picture I could find. I can also post this recipe if people are interested.)


  1. Do you put it in the food proceesor or just eat as is? Sounds good!

  2. I just used the food processor to grate/shred the carrots, potatoes and cheese. The carrot-cheddar soup, once it is ready, does not get processed. The squash soup I pictured did get food processed (through my Magic Bullet in small batches).

    It's confusing because sadly, I don't have a picture of the cream of carrot-cheddar soup (which is chunkier) and the soup I did show is a smooth soup.

  3. I have never heard of carrot cheddar soup, but it sounds really good. I'll have to try it.

    Found you through Kelly's Link Up.


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