Slow-Cooker Gingered Carrot Soup

Gorgeous, golden soup! Zesty ginger and tangy orange juice balance the mellow flavor of carrots.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 35 min
  • Servings 9

2
bags (1 lb each) ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
2
large onions, chopped (about 2 cups)
5 1/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup whipping cream
1/2
cup orange juice
3
tablespoons packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons grated gingerroot
1/4
teaspoon white pepper
Fresh orange slices, quartered, if desired
Fresh Italian parsley, if desired

  • 1 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix carrots, onions, broth and salt.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3 Pour 4 cups of the soup mixture to blender; add half each of the whipping cream, orange juice, brown sugar, gingerroot and pepper. Cover and blend until smooth; return to cooker. Blend remaining soup mixture with remaining half of ingredients; return to cooker.
  • 4 Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 15 to 20 minutes longer or until hot. Garnish individual servings with an orange quarter and parsley.

Expert Tips

Use an immersion blender to easily puree this soup right in the slow cooker. It’s a handheld, wand-shaped blender with a rotary blade at one end that you can put right into the soup.

Gingerroot, has a very different flavor than ground ginger, and they’re not interchangeable. To prepare the gingerroot for this recipe, simply cut away the thin skin, then grate.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
700mg
700%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
340%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.