I love winter warming soups, especially those done in the slow cooker, this Carrot & Ginger Soup is a lovely way to get more veges in your day.
The slow cooker is a permanent part of our kitchen bench year round, but it really does become well used from Autumn. As the days get cooler and we are spending less time rushing around we can use our time to create more recipes.
Using the slow cooker means less time spent cooking but more time for the flavours to develop. And when making soup I think that is super important. There is just something about a slow cooked soup compared to the stove top.
This recipe is incredibly simple. I like to use similar flavour bases for my soup as it means I almost always have the ingredients on hand, which is why you will see me use garlic, onion and chicken stock in most of my soups. Pantry staples, then just swap out the veges!
For this recipe you will need
Salt & Pepper
I love the combination of Carrot and Ginger, but you could easily omit the ginger if you are not a fan, or could reduce or increase the levels to taste! We kept this one mild so the whole family can enjoy it.
You can use fresh, minced or ginger powder in this recipe. The fresh and minced will of course give a much stronger flavour than the dry ginger powder, so adjust the quantity you use depending on the variety you have on hand.
Cooking times will depend on how much time you have before serving, you can cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours or LOW for 7-8, I prefer to cook on low if I have the time and definitely recommend cooking this one on low.
Adding milk or cream to this recipe is a matter of personal preference, some like the creaminess to take the edge off the flavour, some without. As always with most of my soups, if you are going to freeze the soup, don’t add the cream until you are reheating.
This soup freezes really well! We like to freeze it in individual portions to reheat later.
If you are a fan of Slow Cooker Soups be sure to check out my other delicious soups below – with more to come!
Creamy Cauliflower & Broccoli Soup
I use a stick blender with my soups, it is such an easy tool to have on hand. Some call them immersion blenders, they are reasonably priced and really handy. Simply blend the soup directly in the slow cooker bowl.
They just make it much easier and you can use it with hot liquids unlike a blender or food processor which suggest otherwise. However feel free to use what you have on hand. Just follow manufacturers recommendations and you may need to do it in batches.
Onto the recipe for my version of Slow Cooker Carrot & Ginger Soup! I hope you love it.
Slow Cooker Carrot & Ginger Soup
Delicious and simple slow cooker Carrot & Ginger Soup, easy ingredients, a family favourite.
- 1 kg Carrots
- 2 Potatoes, medium
- 1 Onion, small
- 2 teaspoons Garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon Ginger Powder, or 1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger (adjust according to taste)
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
- 625 mls Chicken Stock or Broth (or vegetable) 2 1/2 Cups
- 85 mls Cream, 1/3 Cup
- Prepare the carrots and potatoes by peeling and chopping into 4-6 cm sized pieces
- Peel and dice the onion
- Add these vegetables to the slow cooker
- Finally add the garlic, ginger, salt, pepper and chicken broth or stock.
- Stir to combine
- Place lid on the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours, until the carrots are tender
- Feel free to mix gently once or twice during cooking time, quickly then replace the lid.
- Turn off the slow cooker and blend the hot ingredients with a stick blender until smooth
- If you are serving straight away add the cream, if just serving a small portion add a dash of cream to the portion you are serving only.
- Refrigerate or freeze the remaining soup until you wish to reheat it
- Once reheated add a dash of cream or milk to taste
I recommend the use of a stick blender, if you do not have one use your blender or food processor as per manufacturers instructions, not all can handle hot food so take care.
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Kath Slack says
Love your receipes.
I absolutely love the look of this one. For those without a stick blender, when mine broke I used my potato masher. Took a little bit longer and wasn’t quite as creamy a texture, but I quite like a coarse texture for my soups.