Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup

    55 min

    A simple, yet delectable soup that will warm the cockles of your heart. Onions, carrots and potatoes are simmered together, then pureed until smooth.

    50 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 30g margarine
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 2 carrots, grated
    • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 700ml water
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 475ml milk
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the margarine and saute the onions for 5 to 10 minutes or until tender. Add the carrots, potatoes, water, salt, parsley, thyme and bay leaf.
    2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the bay leaf.
    3. Puree the soup in a liquidiser or food processor in small batches and return to the pot. Stir in the milk, mixing well and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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    This may be the perfect soup. The ingredients are usually on hand, it's quick and easy to make, and it's got really great flavor. I have only two suggestions about making this soup: At least for the first time, resist the temptation to add other vegetables, especially greens, to the soup, because the golden color of this soup is really beautiful, and, leave some of the vegetables unpureed to add a little texture. Thank you, Sara, for maybe the best soup recipe I've ever had the pleasure to use!  -  03 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Fantastic!! But better than just was just so SIMPLE! Have to say that it was at first a bit watery. My guess is my potatos were too small! But the fix was easy. Just added some instant potato flakes which thickened it up nicely. I also used my hand mixer instead of pureeing which still gave the soup a nice creamy base, but also had hearty chunks of veggies as well.  -  14 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good recipe. I used one sweet potato peeled and one white potato unpeeled, fresh parsley, skim milk and 1 can of chicken broth for some of the water. Next time, I will use less liquid in the cooking and add milk as I puree teh soup to get the consistency I want. Will definitely make again, good flavor.  -  28 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)