Carrot Dill Soup

This soup is maybe one of my favourite soups ever.  I made it for the first time about 8 years ago, and we still love it.  Although that could be because I don’t make soup all that often (why? homemade soup is so good) – so it’s not like we’re eating it every couple weeks or anything.  More like once or twice a year, but still.  For me to make something more than once that usually means it’s awesome, because I’m generally more likely to try a new recipe than to remake one.

I have this strange addiction to trying new recipes.  So you know that if I’m making something over and over for 8 years, it’s good.  Of course, if you asked my kids, they maybe wouldn’t agree.  But whatever, they’re kids, what do they know!

Carrot Dill Soup - Bake.Eat.Repeat.

And they’re crazy kids that don’t like soup.  What kid doesn’t like soup?  That’s what I’d like to know.  Soup is supposed to be one of those things you can use to stuff veggies into your kids, but that doesn’t work if they won’t eat it.  And I’m even generous with the fish crackers so they can “go fishing” in it, and still.  Nothing.

Oh well, more for me that way.  And the grown-ups in the house most definitely enjoy this carrot dill soup.  It’s creamy and full of flavour.  The perfect warm and comforting fall soup.  I will continue to make this over and over again.  Why mess with a good thing?

Carrot Dill Soup - Bake.Eat.Repeat.

Carrot Dill Soup
Yield: serves 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1½ pounds carrots, sliced (8-10 carrots)
  • 3½ cups chicken stock
  • ¾ cup milk (I used 2 percent)
  • 1½ teaspoons dried dill
  • sour cream or greek yogurt
Directions
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the olive oil and add the onion and garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes until tender. Add the carrots and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Cover, lower the heat, and allow to simmer for 30-40 minutes or until the carrots are tender.
  2. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. Stir in the milk and the dill. Serve with sour cream or greek yogurt.
Notes

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Comments

    • stacey says

      Thanks Ami! I love the dill in this soup, it’s one of my favourite herbs, so good! I think I almost doubled the amount that the original recipe called for, that’s how much I like it in there!

  1. says

    8 years?? Well then we know this is a good one! I make at least one pot of soup every week this time of the year so this one will definitely have to be tried! It sounds delicious!

    • stacey says

      Thanks Ashley! Yeah, crazy that I’ve made it for that long hey? It’s not often a recipe gets to stick around for that long, at least not one that I didn’t grow up having! Let me know if you try it!

  2. says

    I love soup. And don’t worry about your kids. Mine don’t eat anything I make either. I’m told it will get better!
    This soup looks so smooth and creamy!

    • stacey says

      Haha, I’m told it will get better too, and from what I see with my oldest that IS true. She’s much better now than she used to be. Takes so long though, and you kind of wonder how they even grow sometimes! :) Thanks Mir!

  3. says

    Hahah! I love the commentary about your kids!! And really, for the longest time, the only soup my kids would eat was Ramen…but they’re older now and like the real thing! So – just give ’em a few years…they’ll come around! I love this recipe – perfect for these chilly nights!

    • stacey says

      Thanks Rachel! And thanks for the pin! I made it with the last of our garden carrots, which was a perfect fall dinner, but oh so long now till there’s fresh carrots again! Let me know if you try it!

    • stacey says

      Thanks Bri! It has so few ingredients, it’s actually a little amazing to me how good it is. I do love carrots though, so it shouldn’t really surprise me! :)

  4. says

    Yum, I love soups and can have them for dinner everyday. This looks so comforting Stacey. I cracked up reading about your kids, haha all kids are same it’s difficult to make them eat veggies and soups! Pinning this!

    • stacey says

      Thanks Manali! And thanks for the pin! My oldest will eat some soups now, and isn’t too picky overall anymore, so maybe it’s just a waiting game with kids and eventually they’ll eat everything? I can hope! :)

    • stacey says

      Thanks Gayle! It really is a creamy soup, even though there’s not much milk and no cream. Kind of nice – a creamy, comforting soup that’s totally healthy!

    • stacey says

      Thanks Sarah! I love it too, which is why I really don’t know why I don’t make it more. Although I’m not sure how much I’d eat it if I lived in Florida, but then, I’m kind of used to cold winters so if I’m somewhere hot, soup is the last thing I want! Maybe that wouldn’t be the case if I lived there!

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