Roasted Carrot Soup

Comforting, easy Roasted Carrot Soup is a lovely weeknight dinner ready in less than one hour. The vegetarian, gluten free soup is creamy and flavorful
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Meme

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 pounds carrots unpeeled and chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth or water
  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 2 ounces parmesan cheese shredded (about 2/3 cup)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450*F with the baking sheet in the oven.
  • Toss together your carrots and oil in a bowl. [I used the soup pot to toss together the carrots and oil. This keeps me from having to wash another bowl, and you're going to be adding oil and eventually the carrots back into this pot so it doesn't matter.]
  • Add the carrots to the preheated baking sheet (carefully) and roast for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.
  • Meanwhile, saute the onion in the pot for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the spices, broth, and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer until carrots are ready. [this should happen around the same time that the carrots are done]
  • Add the carrots to the pot and remove from heat.
  • Use an immersion blender to blend the soup. Or use a blender.
  • Sprinkle bread with parmesan cheese and broil. Cut into bite sized pieces. [I like to toast the bread a little bit on both sides before adding the cheese to get maximum crunchiness, but that's optional.]
  • Serve soup with parmesan croutons. Enjoy!

Notes

*Excerpt from The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 101 Easy, Flavorful Recipes for Lifelong Health, published by Rockridge Press. Copyright © 2018 by Serena Ball, MS, RDN, and Deanna Segrave-Daly, RDN.
*Makes 6-7 cups
*For gluten free, use gluten free bread or skip making the parmesan croutons. Top soup with parmesan cheese if desired.
*For dairy free, skip adding the parmesan cheese and toast bread for croutons. Sprinkle nutritional yeast for extra flavor if desired.