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Slow-Cooker Gingered Carrot Soup

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Slow-Cooker Gingered Carrot Soup
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 8 hr 35 min
  • Servings 9
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Gorgeous, golden soup! Zesty ginger and tangy orange juice balance the mellow flavor of carrots.
Updated Feb 11, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    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

130 Calories, 4 1/2g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 20g Total Carbohydrate, 13g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
40
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
700mg
29%
Potassium
420mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
13g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
340%
340%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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