Carrot soup

Carrot soup

30 min
A creamy carrot soup is a lovely, easy, and quick soup for everyday indulgence – either as a main course or as a small starter. Made with basic ingredients and lots of love, this recipe is very easy to prepare with cream cheese, vegetable stock, onion, seasoning, and a topping of fresh chives. Enjoy a bowlful of sunshine with a beautiful bright yellow colour.


  • Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed pot until golden.
  • Coarsely chop the carrots and the onions and sauté them for approx. 1 minute.
  • Add stock and let everything cook over low heat with a lid on top for approx. 30 minutes until the carrots are tender.
  • Blend the soup and add the cream cheese.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with chives and serve immediately with bread.

Use a standard blender or a hand blender to blend the mixture into a smooth consistency. If you are using a hand blender, ensure the blade is fully submerged before blending. You may want to hold a tea towel up to avoid any orange splatters. A standard blender, on the other hand, is less likely to create any mess and blends more smoothly. We suggest you use a ladle to transfer the orange mixture into the blender instead of pouring it in all at once. Also, make sure to use a blender that is made for hot food.


Soups are great to make ahead of time and freeze down in portions, so you always have a quick meal on hand, and you can simply reheat it on the stove or in the microwave without much fuss.

Questions about carrot soup

We have the best carrot soup recipe that is simple and requires very few ingredients and minimal effort. Below, you can read all about it to learn more and get the best result out of the recipe.

How to make carrot soup?
Make a simple carrot soup by sautéing coarsely chopped carrots and onions in melted butter in a heavy-bottomed pot for about 1 minute. Add vegetable stock and let everything cook over low heat for roughly 30 minutes with a lid on top. Once the carrots are tender, blend with cream cheese and season with salt and pepper. As a final addition, garnish with finely chopped chives.
Can you freeze carrot soup?
Yes, you can freeze carrot soup. But before freezing it, it is important to let it cool completely. Then pour it into a freezer bag or an airtight container and place it in the freezer. We suggest freezing individual portions, making it easier to thaw the soup for a quick and easy dinner. Frozen carrot soup will store well for up to 3 months and reheats perfectly in the microwave or on the stove.
How long does carrot soup last in the fridge?
Homemade carrot soup will last in the fridge for up to 5 days. To keep it fresh and retain both flavour and texture, store it in an airtight container. If you are unsure whether it is still edible, you can do a taste and smelling test. If it has developed an off-flavour and unpleasant odour, you should discard it and make a new one.
What to serve with carrot soup?
Serve the carrot soup with warm crusty bread on the side and use it to dip in the soup and allow it to soak up all those delicious flavours. If you have more time on your hand and want something that is a bit more filling, there are plenty of side dishes to go along with carrot soup, for example, macaroni and cheese, a medley of steamed veggies, or mashed potatoes.


15 g
400 g
Yellow onion (approx. 75 g)
Vegetable stock
1 litre
Cream cheese, natural
100 g
Coarse salt
1 tsp
Freshly ground pepper
Finely chopped chives
For serving
300 g

Easy carrot soup with cream cheese

Treat yourself to a delightful, creamy carrot soup in almost no time with very basic ingredients. You may be surprised about how creamy it is since we use no double cream in our recipe. Instead, natural cream cheese provides a lovely velvety, creamy texture that will melt in your mouth. It is the perfect dish on a cold day and makes a great make-ahead meal for a busy week. Serve it with a light sprinkling of finely chopped chives and some bread on the side.

In the mood for other recipes like this? Then try some of our other soup recipes, for example, fish soup with saffron and avocado, a creamy pumpkin soup with ginger and lemon, or potato soup with leeks and bacon bits.

Delicious both in colour and flavour

Is there anything better than a really good bowl of soup on a cold day? Our carrot soup is simple to whip together and comes out with bold and rich flavours and a stunning bright orange colour that will bring a smile to your face in a grey and rainy day. The luscious creamy texture with a hint of tang will surprise your tastebuds with layers and depths of flavours. It is beautiful and perfect for entertaining both family and friends and is astonishingly simple for everyday indulgence. Relish a delicious cosy soup that demands seconds.

Experiment with the recipe

Carrots go well with many flavours, so it is easy to change up the classic version of the recipe. Play around with different ingredients and try out simple but delicious variations with ginger, sweet potatoes, lentils, and a bit of spice. With just a few easy adjustments, it will never get boring, and you are guaranteed an exciting flavour experience every time.

Carrot soup with ginger

Enjoy the perfect blend of carrots and ginger root in a ginger carrot soup. The sweetness of the carrots and the strong zingy, lightly spicy flavour of the ginger complement each other beautifully. Grate the ginger and add it to the onion and carrots. For a more flavourful experience, you can roast the carrots in the oven before adding them to the other ingredients. Roasting the carrots truly brings out the sweet and savoury flavour. Serve the roasted carrot soup with ginger with a drizzle of cream or a dollop of crème fraiche.

Add sweet potato, lentils, chilli, and the like

Make a spicy lentil and carrot soup with chilli and turmeric. The spicy carrot soup gets a deep earthy flavour from the lentils, while the spices kick the flavour up a notch with comforting and warming aromas. Add the lentils to the carrots and let the mixture simmer before adding the cream cheese and spices; this makes it more filling and thicker in texture and adds a natural sweetness. Use red lentils if you want a smoother result as these dissolve quickly when cooking and use brown or green lentils if you want more texture as these hold their shape well when cooking.

If you are looking for a sweeter take, sweet potato and carrot soup might just be for you. The tasty combination of sweet potatoes and carrots is a sweet match made in heaven. Peel and chop the potatoes and add them to the carrots. Once the mixture is blended into a smooth texture, sprinkle with a few coriander leaves for a final flourish.