This carrot ginger soup is smooth, creamy and so easy to make! With fresh ginger and roasted carrots, it’s full of flavor. It’s sure to become one of your favorite soups!

If you’re looking for simple recipes for weeknight meals, you’re in luck. Check out this post for tips and tricks to make this healthy soup at home.

two bowls of homemade carrot ginger soup

This soup is one of my absolutel favorites, and once you make it, you’ll see why. It has great depth of flavor and comes together in minutes. It’s full of beta carotene and other nutrients and minerals, too.

You can even roast the carrots for an extra boost of flavor. It’s a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables.

Really, it’s the only carrot soup recipe you’ll ever need!

Soups like this one can easily be the main dish for a great lunch or dinner. Add a side salad or some French bread and you have a complete meal.

Since this carrot soup reheats well, I like to make a big batch for meal prep throughout the week!

Why You’ll Love this Soup

  • Easy to make
  • Made with pantry staples
  • Healthy weeknight meal
  • Reheats well
  • Creamy and smooth

Try this sweet potato soup recipe, corn soup or this butternut squash leek soup for more delicious weeknight soup options!

Ingredients You’ll Need

This creamy pureed soup recipe is loaded with fresh and healthy ingredients, most of which you would normally have in your pantry and refrigerator already!

  • Carrots: Fresh carrots are definitely best for this recipe! Large carrots have better flavor than baby carrots.
  • Onion: Onion is an essential aromatic that adds great flavor to this soup.
  • Garlic: I prefer to use fresh garlic gloves for this recipe, but jarred garlic or garlic powder will work if you’re in a pinch.
  • Ginger: You can use fresh ginger root or frozen ginger cubes for this soup.
  • Vegetable or chicken stock: Vegetable or chicken stock will make a more flavorful soup than plain water.
  • Thyme: Be sure to use fresh herbs for this soup!
  • Olive oil: Olive oil is an important fat that adds another layer of flavor to the soup.

How to Make Carrot Ginger Soup

  1. Toss carrots in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast until fork tender.
  3. Saute chopped onion over medium heat in a soup pot. Add garlic cloves and ginger and cook until fragrant.
  4. Boil vegetable or chicken broth with thyme, carrots, fresh garlic and ginger until carrots are fully tender.
  5. Puree the hot liquid and ingredients in blender (or by using an immersion blender/hand blender) until smooth.
  6. Season the creamy carrot soup with salt and pepper.

Want some other creamy soup recipes that are perfect for both winter and summer? How about trying my Butternut Squash Soup or my Sweet Corn Soup?

Storage/Freezer Instructions

  • To store in fridge: This soup can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 days. If you need to store it for longer, I would suggest freezing it. 
  • To freeze: Before freezing, let the hot soup cool completely. Once cool, transfer the soup into individual-serving or family-serving sized freezer-safe containers and freeze. If you are using freezer safe bags, lay them flat and freeze until solid.
  • To reheat: Thaw and then reheat the creamy carrot ginger soup on the stove top or in the microwave.
creamy pureed vegetable soup with carrots

FAQs

What is carrot soup made of?

This simple carrot ginger soup recipe is made with simple ingredients like carrots, sweet onion, garlic, ginger, chicken or vegetable stock, and spices.

Which is better for you: ginger or garlic?

Ginger and garlic are both healthy ingredients that add great flavor to carrot soup. In comparison to ginger, garlic is higher in minerals like iron, copper, calcium, and zinc. However, ginger is higher in magnesium and lower in sodium than garlic.

Do you need to peel carrots for soup?

No, you definitely don’t need to peel carrots for soup. In fact, there are many nutritional benefits in the skin of the carrots, so you may prefer to keep the skin on. However, if you want the smoothest possible soup texture, it’s best to peel the carrots.

Expert Tips & Tricks

  • Roast the veggies: One of the best ways to get the most flavor out of vegetables is to roast them. Roasting carrots is easy. Simple cut them into even chunks, toss with olive oil and salt, then roast. You’ll get so much more flavor from roasting the carrots rather than simply boiling them.
  • Use flavorful stock: Another tip for flavorful soup is to use chicken stock in place of water for the liquid. You can use vegetable stock to make this a vegan carrot ginger soup recipe.
  •  Side dish ideas: You can enjoy this healthy soup recipe with almost any meal, but it pairs especially well with a crisp, healthy salad, like this Kale Salad with Cranberries, and with a nice, bread, like these Gluten-Free Crusty Rolls.

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I hope you love this recipe as much as we do! If you try this carrot soup, be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you!

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5 from 14 votes

Carrot Ginger Soup

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 4 servings
This carrot ginger soup is smooth, creamy and so easy to make! With fresh ginger and roasted carrots and onion, it's full of flavor. It's sure to become your go-to carrot soup recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs carrots chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 large sweet onion chopped, (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger peeled and grated
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock (plus more to thin if needed)
  • 4 sprigs thyme leaves removed from stem
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Toss the chopped carrots with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper, about 1/2 teaspoon each. Roast the carrots for 25-30 minutes, until fork tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and saute for 4-5 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Add the stock, thyme and carrots and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for about 20 minutes, until the vegetables are fully tender.
  • Puree the soup in blender (be careful while blending!) or with an immersion blender until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Notes

Make it Vegan: Use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.
Storing this Soup: This soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. If you need to store it for longer, I would suggest freezing it. 
How to Freeze: Before freezing, let the soup completely cool. Once cool, transfer the soup into individual-serving or family-serving sized freezer-safe containers and freeze. If you are using freezer safe bags, lay them flat and freeze until solid.
To reheat the soup, thaw and then reheat on the stove top or in the microwave.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 720mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 15320IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.3mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    was digging for a carrot ginger soup and found yours…so glad I did! It’s delicious and positively soul-warming!!

  2. 5 stars
    This soup is like a hug in a bowl! Other carrot ginger soups I’ve tried have been too aggressive with ginger and too creamy. This is the PERFECT carrot ginger soup that pairs wonderfully with salad, toast, proteins, you name it! It’s full of veggies so makes the perfect side dish or main. I crave this soup all the time and love how simple and affordable the ingredients are. I can’t say enough good things about this soup! Thank you for making such a wonderful recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Hello Erin,
    Made this today for my toddlers lunch and it was a total success. We used organic carrots and didn’t use stock as I won’t be introducing that for a while instead I simply used filtered water. I’ll definitely keep making this recipe.
    Thank you for all your hard work.

  4. 5 stars
    So excited to FINALLY find a carrot ginger soup recipe without coconut milk or potatoes! because my tummy does not like either lately :/- What a great idea to roast the carrots prior to adding to the soup. Defintely going to give this a try tonight! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    This is amazing! Even thought I had to use a tiny bullet blender that left things a bit chunkier, this was incredible. Thank you for this great recipe!

  6. Hi,

    The recipe sounds delicious. I wanted to check if one could roast all the ingredients including the onion garlic and thyme and then just add the fresh ginger to purée?

  7. 5 stars
    Wanted to say how much we loved this delicious soup. Thank you for such an awesome and easy Carrot Soup recipe!

  8. I made this exact same soup just the other day- only it didn't last long enough to take pictures for the blog. It was SO good. I wanted to make it after having it at a vegan restaurant here in Japan, and I think the ginger really makes it awesome. Your photos of it are really gorgeous 🙂

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