Carrot Soup with Potatoes and Cream


This is a family favorite! We have it at all holiday dinners. The kids love it, too!

carrot-potato soup in bowl with parsley
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 Spanish onion, chopped

  • 6 cups reduced-fat chicken broth

  • 5 carrots, peeled and sliced

  • 3 small potatoes, peeled and sliced

  • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence

  • 1 pinch dried thyme

  • 1 bay leaf

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 8 sprigs parsley


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over low heat. When the butter begins to foam, add the onion; cook until the onion begins to turn translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the chicken broth, carrots, potatoes, herbes de Provence, thyme, and bay leaf; season with salt and pepper. Raise heat to medium-high and bring to a boil; reduce heat again to low and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.

  2. Pour the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway. Securing the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, start to blend using a few quick pulses before allowing to blend continually; puree in batches until smooth. Divide into eight soup bowls; garnish each portion with about 1/2 tablespoon heavy cream and a sprig of parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

148 Calories
7g Fat
20g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 929mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 54mg 268%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 595mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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