Cream of carrot and sweet potato soup

February 5, 2012  •  Category:


Four ingredients: Carrots, sweet potatoes, onions and cumin. A cube of Maggi bouillon or  some  chicken stock, a ladle of cream and you’ve  got yourself a creamy bowl of soup you will inhale.


  • 1 pound of yellow onions
  • 1 pound of carrots
  • 1/2 pound of sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of whipping cream
  • 1 cube of chicken stock or 1 quart of the real thing
  • 1 tbsp of ground cumin (or more, to taste)
  • salt, to taste
  1. Chop the onions, peel the carrots and chop and peel the sweet potatoes and chop; heat a few tablespoons of olive oil or butter and fry the onions till golden; add the carrots and sweet potatoes and fry as well for a few minutes; add the cumin and fry a few seconds longer. 
  2. Pour on the veggies all of 6 cups of water or chicken stock; add a bouillon cube if adding water. Bring to a simmer and let it cook for 30 minutes or so. Using an immersion blender, puree the mixture, add the cream, simmer a few minutes longer, taste to season and serve warm.


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  1. Rosa says:

    A marvelous combination! This soup would be welcome now with the Siberian cold we are experiencing.



  2. Alaiyo Kiasi says:

    I agree with Rosa. The combination of ingredients in this soup is “marvelous”. I wonder how it would taste with a dollop of Mascarpone added as well. You never ever disappoint with your recipes and photos. Always a pleasure to visit and, oh, I’m so making this soup!

  3. T.W. Barritt says:

    One of my favorites – I actually find that often the cream isn’t even necessary, as the combination of vegetables creates a richness all its own.

  4. Bria @ WestofPersia says:

    Love the simplicity, beauty, and nutrition. Looks so satisfying and tasty.

  5. Kiran @ KiranTarun.c says:

    MMmmm.. I love a good bowl of comforting soup 🙂

  6. Chiara says:

    A perfect dish for these cold days…have a good week…

  7. Nuts about food says:

    We are on the same wavelength, made a carrot soup (my first actually) just the other evening!

  8. Claudia says:

    Oh yes – a thousand times yes! I will inhale this! And be warmed to my tip-toes.

  9. pierre says:

    salut joumana il fait tellement froid en ce moment à paris que ce serait bien agréable d’avoir une soupe !!Bizz parisienne !!pierre

  10. Susan says:

    I know I would inhale this luscious bowl of soup! Marvelous warm and creamy flavors.

  11. Krista says:

    Joumana, this looks so creamy and delicious. I love your addition of cumin! I’ve made carrot potato soup before, but never with sweet potato. I will have to try that soon. 🙂

  12. Banana Wonder says:

    What an excellent combination… and I love that hit of cumin!

  13. Jamie says:

    This is similar to my pumpkin soup recipe but I love the addition of carrots. I must try that next time. This is simple, warming, delicious winter comfort eating at its best!

  14. Barbara says:

    Super combination! Easy to make and comforting. Love the creamy soft color, too.

  15. Tom @ Tall Clover says:

    Joumana, I love that a soup so simple to make could have such depth of flavor. I’ve tried this also using a roasted apple and pumpkin wedge, delicious!

  16. Juliana says:

    Carrot and sweet potatoes…I love the sweetness of this soup. Looks great, so creamy!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week Joumana 🙂

  17. Asmita says:

    Soup looks delicious! Perfect for this weather.

  18. Turkey's For Life says:

    That looks really warming and comforting – perfect for the weather we have here at the moment. A shame we can’t get sweet potatoes here! May have to substitute them for squash.

  19. domi says:

    Une soupe veloutée goûteuse et généreuse qui nous réchauffera le coeur et le corps

  20. kouky says:

    hummm!! très dans l’air du temps!! délicieuse découverte à tester avec plaisir pour se réchauffer! merci!!

  21. Oui, Chef says:

    This sounds gorgeous, and I love the little carrot chips floating on top!

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