Creamy Carrot & Orange Soup

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Lovely velvety soup, mysterious flavor. Good starter for a cornish hen dinner

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 lb carrot, peeled and sliced & cooked
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 12 cup fresh orange juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 14 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons whipping cream or 4 tablespoons yogurt
  • grated orange rind (for garnish)


  1. Brown the onion in the butter until soft.
  2. Put onions carrots and chicken stock in a sauce pan.
  3. Add Orange juice, heat to meld the flavors.
  4. Puree in a food processor until very smooth season with salt& pepper and Return to saucepan and blend in the nutmeg.
  5. Bring to a boil stirring during cooking time.
  6. To serve top and swirl in two tbsp of cream (or yogurt).
Most Helpful

This is a great soup, I used sour cream instead of whipping cream, and garnished with green onions .. We like a lighter soup so I used 3 cups of stock ..

najwa February 26, 2002

Oh Bergy! This is sooooo.......good! My hubby balked at tasting it (he's so picky!) but he really liked it. I made a huge batch to freeze for the winter and he helped me put it in the containers...and when I turned around I caught him licking the spoon! I'd give you ten stars if I could. I did add a touch more orange juice to get the right consistency (and I used orange mango) but other than that this is great as is. Thanks you so much for sharing. I'll definitely be checking your other ecipes!

Lisa Gay October 10, 2010

Did I miss something? I make soup a lot and usually the ratings are spot on, however after making this soup I was disappointed. It was VERY bland... Boring. I had to add a lot of extra stock, orange zest, S&P to get some sort of flavour. I would not make this again. Sorry. Also, note that the quantity is for 2 servings? Not sure why you would make soup for 2 servings?

Tara F. January 19, 2014