'On a brisk fall day, nothing is more appealing than a steaming bowl of this soup,' says field editor Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. 'Even though it's lower in fat, it still has old-time goodness.'

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15 mins
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45 mins
7 servings


Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a large saucepan, melt the margarine. Add carrots, apples, onion and celery; cook and stir until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add broth, sage, pepper and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until carrots are tender. Remove bay leaf. Cool soup for 5 minutes. Puree one-third at a time in a blender or food processor. Return to the saucepan; cover and cook over medium until heated through.



Diabetic Exchanges: One 1-cup serving equals 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat; also, 90 calories, 131 mg sodium, 4 mg cholesterol, 16 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 3 gm fat.

Nutrition Facts

79 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 14.6g; fat 1.3g; cholesterol 2.9mg; sodium 157.9mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! I agree that this soup needed a little something more. Adding a little ginger gave it some pop! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I thought this was very good considering how simple and healthy it is! I did, however, make some changes: 2 Tablespoons Smart Balance, no celery, 3 braeburn apples, 1 lb baby carrots (saves on chopping time!), regular chicken broth. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Pretty good soup, I'll try more apples and less carrots next time. But definitely a keeper. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Not bad. Good for you, but not too exciting. I added a spoonful of plain yogurt to serve. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
It was okay - I wouldn't serve it to someone I was trying to impress unless they loved carrot soup. I tasted it without the ginger and then with (as suggested by the reviewers) and the added ginger (1-1/2 tsp) made all the difference!! It really added a nice flavor and brought out sweetness and a little spice. At first you taste pure carrot, then sweet, and then spice. It's quite nice and very healthy and simple but I won't be making it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I LOVE this soup as is, but I have also used non-stick spray as an alternative to the margarine. I've also added in about 1 T. diced garlic for a little more flavor and a dash of cayenne pepper. This soup is awesome on a chilly day! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
This is my absolute favorite soup! My mother and I have been making it for years and it barely lasts a weekend in our household! The secret to adding a hint of flavor is to add 1/8 tsp cinnamon. It is just fantastic! We brought this to a potluck and it was the first thing gone! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Wonderful soup of you're after something filling & healthy. I agree with other reviewers though, the flavours were a bit understated for me. I doubled the onions & added a tablespoon of fresh, grated ginger towards the end of cooking, which gave it a little bit of heat! Overall, I liked it enough to make it again with the changes. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Eh... Though this has alot of potential, it was pretty bland. I didn't have any sage so that might have played into it but I think even then it would have needed a little more taste. Still, I'm going to try it again. Read More