This recipe would be a fun Easter tradition!
Lots of recipes call for only one or two carrots - chicken pot pie, chicken noodle soup, casseroles - but stores don't let you buy only one carrot, do they? Most grocery stores sell 1lb, 2lb, 5lb, and 10lb bags.
I used to only cook with baby carrots for that very reason. I figured we could snack on whatever we didnât cook, since weâre all too spoiled to snack on regular carrots. But baby carrots cost more, and they can still go bad if you donât snack on them.
Both my girls adore Peppa Pig (my baby can say âPeppaâ but canât say âmamaâ or âdadaâ yet). They ate carrot soup in one of the episodes, and since my girls gobble up cooked carrots, I figured it would be a fun dish to try.
They loved it, and I was surprised by how much I liked it. Itâs savory, healthy, and has a lot of tomatoes in it to offset the strong carrot flavor. (I found about 2 oz of diced tomatoes in my fridge â I canât imagine what I made that left me with only 2 oz of diced tomatoes, but it smelled and tasted fine â so I dumped that in. Another scrap saved!)
Maybe Iâll have some for breakfast tomorrow. When one is on a quest to eat all the leftovers, there are no rules.
This recipe comes from Well Planted, http://www.wellplated.com/roasted-carrot-soup/#recipe but I adjusted it for one pound of carrots (or slightly less than a pound, if you had to take one or two carrots out for a different dish).
The recipe called for croutons, but I actually had the two ends of a loaf of bread that had gone stale. I toasted them until they were super dry, buttered them, cut them into cubes, and put them in for a nice additional texture. Itâs great if you like having something to chew on while you eat. It probably would have been better with artisan bread, though.
The soup freezes well, which I donât think will be necessary. Itâs freakinâ delicious.
NOTE: You can also eat the carrots after they've been roasted without making them into a soup. For additional flavor, you can add Parmesan, or garlic butter, or balsamic vinaigrette, or honey.
Roasted Carrot Soup