Sopa De Zanahoria -- Carrot and Cheese Soup (Paraguay)

"This recipe comes from the 2003 cookbook, The South American Table."
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  • In a 2-quart saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, then add the carrots & cook, stirring, until they are covered with the butter.
  • Add salt, sugar & hot water, then bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, & cook until soft, about 20 minutes.
  • Drain, reserving the cooking liquid, then transfer the carrots to a blender & process until smooth, adding a little of the cooking liquid.
  • Return to the saucepan with the remaining liquid & bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low & stir in the cheese, while simmering until the cheese melts ~ The texture should be like that of heavy cream.
  • Add additional salt, pepper or sugar as needed, then serve.

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  1. Julie
    Very good with simple ingredients. I used a Mexican Cheddar blend as that is all I had. It was maybe a little too "buttery" for my taste. But quick, easy and something different on a snowy day. Plus, we had friends from Paraguay visiting so this fit the bill. Thank you. :)
  2. *Parsley*
    Simple and yummy. This was a hit with my kids, since they love carrots and cheese together. I did add a little chopped sweet onion to the recipe. I realize that the soup is supposed to be simple, but for me, I felt it was just a little bland. I would certainly make this again, but use chicken broth instead of water and add some herbs and/or spices. Thanx for posting this!
  3. El Bee
    very lovely dinner on a cold windy night--paired with a nice loaf of bread and some extra cheese to sprinkle on top (plus I added a bit more to the recipe because we like cheese)
  4. iris5555
    Oh my this is good! So easy and very delicious.
  5. Boomette
    This is very easy to do even for a weeknight. I got 5 stars from my son, my ex and me of course LOL This recipe is so simple. I omitted the sugar cause carrots are sweet naturally. The cheese in this soup makes it special. Thanks Syd :) Made for Newest Zaar tag



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