Super easy and delicious carrot and potato soup

Who doesn’t like a delicious and easy-to-make soup? What if this soup, not just delicious but is also healthy and kid-friendly? Even better right? This is exactly why I love…

carrot and potato soup in a bowl served with roasted chickpeas and fresh coriander

Who doesn’t like a delicious and easy-to-make soup? What if this soup, not just delicious but is also healthy and kid-friendly? Even better right? This is exactly why I love this super easy and delicious carrot and potato soup recipe. It ticks all the boxes:

  • Easy to make – it is literally done in under 20 minutes.
  • Nutritious and really good for you.
  • Family and kid friendly. It will be no fuss at the table, I promise.
  • Can be vegan or vegetarian if you choose to.
a bowl of very bright orange carrot and potato soup served with roasted chickpeas and fresh coriander

Super easy and delicious carrot and potato soup

This easy soup recipe is very healthy and has only three main ingredients: potatoes, carrots, and leeks:

Health benefits of leeks

The sweetness in this soup comes from the carrots and leeks. I love using leek in soups because they are much easier to handle, don’t make you cry when you peel and cut them and they taste deliciously sweet. Apart from this though leeks are a nutrient-dense food. 100g of cooked leek provides you with only 30 calories but delivers a really good amount of Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin C. Leeks are a rich source of antioxidants, particularly polyphenols and sulfur compounds. All of which may improve your digestion, promote weight loss, reduce inflammation, fight heart disease and combat cancer. In addition, they may lower blood sugar levels, protect your brain and fight infections (source). I am always amazed by how potent fruit and vegetables are in supporting our health.

Health benefits of carrots

Do you remember being told as a child that eating carrots is good for your eyes? Well, this turned out to be true. Carrots are rich in beta carotene which our body transforms into Vitamin A. But vitamin A does not only promote good vision, it is also important for growth, development, and immune function (15). In fact, just one serve of carrots (which is half a cup) will cover 75% of your daily requirement of Vitamin A.

Kid Friendly Dinner Recipe

All of the above brings me to the next reason why I love this quick and easy soup. It is very nutritious and absolutely kid-friendly. The creaminess of potatoes and the sweetness of carrots and leeks make this soup a perfect family dinner. Don’t we all have these days when you just don’t know what to cook so your whole family can actually enjoy it? No nagging, no complaining? This potato and carrot soup will make sure you only have happy faces at the dinner table. Perfect weeknight family dinner.

Vegan Healthy Soup Recipe

If you are enjoying a vegetarian or vegan diet this soup is perfect for you. Even though I used butter to sauté the onions, you can easily swap butter for olive oil. And instead of chicken stock (that I used today), you can use vegetable stock. I have cooked this soup with vegetable stock many times before and it works really well. So you can decide what is best for you and adjust this easy soup recipe to your liking and needs.

two bowls of very bright orange carrot and potato soup served with roasted chickpeas and fresh coriander

And now it is time to make this super easy and delicious carrot and potato soup. Let’s do it!

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carrot and potato soup in a bowl served with roasted chickpeas and fresh coriander

Super easy and delicious carrot and potato soup


  • Author: Elena Elliott
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This delicious carrot and potato soup is a quick and healthy meal that your whole family will enjoy. Once you cook it you will add it to your weekly rotation, no doubt about it.


Ingredients

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Serves 2-3 

  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 leek
  • 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of butter (you can substitute it with another tbsp of extra virgin olive oil to make it dairy-free)
  • 2.5 cup of chicken or vegetable stock (depending on your diet)
  • 1/2 tsp of dry thyme leaves

 


Instructions

  1. Heat the butter/olive oil in the saucepan on a medium-high heat. Do not overheat it. Add leek and sauté for 2-3 minutes and add dry thyme leaves and sauté for another 3-4 minutes until the leek becomes soft.
  2. Add potatoes and carrots into the pot. Mix.
  3. Add chicken/vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low so the soup just bubbles. Cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are very soft. Make sure not to boil it.
  4. Carefully transfer the soup into the blender, and blend on high until the soup is nice and creamy. It will take 10 seconds in a Thermomix on speed 8 (see note).
  5. Transfer back to the saucepan. Your soup is ready to serve. Enjoy!

Notes

I prefer that this soup is not totally smooth, but rather has tiny chunks of carrots and potatoes. You can blend it to your liking. The longer you blend the smoother the soup will be. 

Swap butter for another tbsp of olive oil to make soup dairy-free.

Use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock to make soup vegan.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: European

Keywords: quick healthy dinner ideas, potato and carrot soup, gluten-free

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