South of the Border Carrot Bisque

"With just a hint of jalapeño, this creamy soup is both elegant and delicious."
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  • Bring carrots to a boil in chicken broth, turn down and simmer for 20 minutes or until soft.
  • Sauté onion and jalapeño in butter, then add to carrots and broth.
  • Add milk and spices. If you didn't use low-sodium broth, reduce the salt amount.
  • Transfer soup to blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour back into pan and over medium low heat, add cream a little at a time to reach desired consistency.
  • Cook a few minutes longer, then serve with green onions on top.

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  1. Heavens Kitchen
    Nice soup. I used roasted anaheim peppers instead of jalapenos. (That's just what I had fresh from the garden.) I left out the nutmeg as a personal preference. Unfortunately, the rest of my household isn't as keen on veggies as I am, so it looks like I'll be eatin' a lot of soup! I may try to freeze some. I did add a bit of chipotle to a small portion, and that was an enjoyable variation of this. Some fresh cilantro and maybe a bit of sour cream added to the chipotle version might be nice, too; although, I didn't try it that way. Just thinking of ideas, since I have so much of this left over!
  2. Lawsome
    A delicious way to get your veggies! The spice is warming, perfect for chilly fall.
  3. puppitypup
    Wow, this was delicious! Definitely a keeper. Thanks! Edited to say that I made this again using nonfat evaporated milk to lighten it up and it was just as good. Thanks sis!
  4.  Pamela
    Great use of contest ingredients! I made this as directed, but using fresh jalapenos and using only 1 tsp because I am a wimp. I still found it too spicy, but I cooled it down with a bit of sour cream on top. I wanted to freeze some of the leftovers just to see if they would freeze well, but there wasn't any left! Good Luck!


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