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This Carrot Soup is so full of flavor it may very well become your new favorite soup! Who knew carrot soup could be THIS GOOD!?!

Carrot Soup in a white bowl.

This recipe was inspired by a recipe from Top Chef Season 5, Episode 9 where contestant Chef Jamie Lauren made a carrot soup that blew the judges away! The judges were wowed by a carrot soup and surprised even themselves when they said it was the best soup they had ever had. I knew I needed to have that soup. The soup that she made was a bit more complex with a red pepper oil and cucumber raita. This recipe is for just the soup base which is a stand out all by itself.

  • What if I don’t have shallots?

    This recipe calls for shallots in addition to a regular white onion. Shallots are a smaller member of the onion family that have a sweeter and more mild taste. If you don’t have access to shallots, or simply don’t want to buy them, you can always leave them out, but they really do add a wonderful bit of flavor. You could always try using a sweet onion instead of the white onion as another option.
Onions, garlic, and red curry paste in a pot.
Carrots in a pot with vegetable broth being poured in.
Cream being added to carrot soup in a pot.

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Carrot Soup in a white bowl.
This Carrot Soup is so full of flavor it may very well become your new favorite soup! Who knew carrot soup could be THIS GOOD!?!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
  • 8 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 shallots sliced
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 8 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 tsp Thai red curry paste
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the shallots and onions and saute for about 5 minutes. Season with a little salt. Add in the garlic and Thai red curry paste and saute for just another minute or two to allow the flavors to be released.
  • Add in the carrots and vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the carrots are soft, about 20 minutes.
  • Use a hand blender to puree the soup, or puree in batches in a food processor or blender. After the soup has been pureed, return to a low heat and add in the heavy cream. Taste and add salt if necessary. Hold soup warm to serve.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1274mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 15165IU | Vitamin C: 8.4mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: Carrot Soup
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Colleen Finuf
April 16, 2020 8:04 pm

5 stars
Really good! However, since I live in Japan the red curry paste is very hard to find. So two tablespoon of sweet chili sauce is a very good alternative.

Susan McGovern
January 21, 2020 6:35 am

5 stars
This soup is amazing! I’ve been searching for a recipe for a while now and no need to look any further!
All your recipes are just the best. Thank you!

January 16, 2020 7:04 am

5 stars
I’ve been testing out recipes for carrot soup. Initially, I was skeptical about adding Thai red curry paste. So i reduced the amount by half but it still gives the soup a kick. Used chicken stock instead. My partner commented this is the best carrot soup i’ve ever made. A keeper! Thanks for sharing!

Maria Cabral
October 18, 2019 7:47 am

5 stars
Hi Rachel,
I am a cream soup lover and always make a cream soup when hosting a dinner party. Made your Carrot Cream Soup it was absolutely delicious. Receiving lots of “wow” comments.from my guests and husband.
Thank you for sharing this recipe, as a matter of fact I am making this tonight again.

Donna Harris
January 2, 2021 11:39 am

5 stars
Very good. I will be more generous with the red curry paste next time because I like spice but really good.

September 15, 2020 7:51 pm

5 stars
Really well crafted soup. Curry paste adds a good depth. This is actually the only carrot soup recipe i have found online that ive really enjoyed and use frequently. It’s not a babyfood goup soup, its a real creamy nice soup.

ted huber
October 24, 2019 5:30 am

it was wonderful

April 8, 2019 6:20 pm

Do you think I could use full fat coconut milk instead of heavy cream? Just wondering if that could potentially compliment the flavors

April 9, 2019 6:11 pm
Reply to  Sierra

Worth a try!

February 24, 2019 12:42 pm

5 stars
I loved it!!!

Traudel Tipton
February 19, 2019 3:22 pm

5 stars
Thank you for this amazing recipe. It tasted wonderful. I will keep it and make it probably once a week.

Carol Topping
February 12, 2019 9:16 am

This soup does have a little “kick”(not hot, really) and it is absolutely delicious! I ate a large bowlful and wanted MORE!

February 7, 2019 8:12 am

5 stars
Oh my gosh!!!! Sooooooooo delicious. I love it. Next time I will add a little more of the Thaii red chile paste. Thank you for this fantastic recipe. It’s a keeper : )

December 24, 2018 11:49 pm

5 stars
Made this recipe for Christmas day dinner…so yummy…thanks for this delicious recipe!!??❤

December 12, 2018 6:03 pm

Is the Thai red curry very spicy? I can’t handle spic y food any more, it’s an age thing…lol

December 13, 2018 11:54 pm
Reply to  frances

No, this is not a spicy soup.

Janna W
December 27, 2018 2:12 pm
Reply to  frances

5 stars
No. I just made it and it wasn’t spicy. But it does add flavor!

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