Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Creamy Zucchini and Carrot Soup Recipe

Mar 26, 2014

Creamy Zucchini and Carrot Soup Recipe

This easy and delicious soup is so perfect for lunch, dinner or freeze for later! Add leftover rotisserie chicken, bacon, cheese or herbs to make it your own!


Creamy Zucchini and Carrot Soup



This easy and delicious soup is so perfect for lunch, dinner or freeze for later! Add leftover rotisserie chicken, bacon, cheese or herbs to make it your own! Great way to use extra zucchini or yellow summer squash from the garden!


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This easy and delicious soup is so perfect for lunch, dinner or freeze for later! Add leftover rotisserie chicken, bacon, cheese or herbs to make it your own! Great way to use extra zucchini or yellow summer squash from the garden!


Zucchini is such a versatile vegetable. You can use it in salads, roast it in the oven, make soups, saute it and so much more.

When you plant it in the garden, it usually produces enough zucchini for you, your neighbors, your co-workers and everyone else too!

If you have an abundance of summer zucchini or just want something to warm you up in the winter, this soup is a great meal to make.

We grow many types of squash in our community garden at work, but zucchini is one of my favorites!

I love it in summer salads with some vinaigrette and also roasted in the oven with some olive oil and my favorite seasoning.

This Zucchini and Carrot Soup is such a great way to use up extra zucchini and carrots. It's a simple recipe to make and we love adding other ingredients to make it different every time.

This soup is freezer friendly and is also great leftover for lunch or dinner the next day.


This easy and delicious soup is so perfect for lunch, dinner or freeze for later! Add leftover rotisserie chicken, bacon, cheese or herbs to make it your own! Great way to use extra zucchini or yellow summer squash from the garden!


What is in Creamy Zucchini Carrot Soup?

  • Zucchini: this vegetable has been around for over 7000 years and translates to "small squash" in Italian. It's inexpensive, easy to find and great when added to so many recipes. It's a member of the cucumber and melon family and is best picked from the garden when it's small and tender. Zucchini is full of potassium and vitamin c and is low in calories. If you grow zucchini, you can use the squash blossoms in recipes too.
  • Carrots: Packed with vitamin a and fiber, carrots are a favorite vegetable at our house. I only buy regular carrots because the flavor is SO much better than the pre cut baby carrots.
  • Butter: A dairy product consisting of approximately 80% butterfat and made from the fat and protein components of milk or cream. Most commonly made from cow's milk, but can also be made from sheep, goat, yak, or buffalo milk.


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This easy and delicious soup is so perfect for lunch, dinner or freeze for later! Add leftover rotisserie chicken, bacon, cheese or herbs to make it your own! Great way to use extra zucchini or yellow summer squash from the garden!


This recipe is ready in these steps:


  • Melt the butter in a large pot
  • Add the onions, saute until the onion is tender
  • Stir in the flour until combined, cook
  • Stir in the broth, milk, salt and pepper and bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat, add the zucchini and carrot and cook until veggies are tender
  • Stir often to prevent scorching
  • Serve immediately or cool and refrigerate or freeze in single serve portions


Full recipe below



This easy and delicious soup is so perfect for lunch, dinner or freeze for later! Add leftover rotisserie chicken, bacon, cheese or herbs to make it your own! Great way to use extra zucchini or yellow summer squash from the garden!




You can add or substitute with the following ingredients:

  • cooked crumbled bacon
  • fresh chives
  • fresh chopped basil
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • minced garlic
  • chopped rotisserie chicken breast
  • cubed ham
  • sliced green onion
  • parmesan cheese
  • heavy cream
  • corn
  • croutons
  • shredded pepper jack cheese

What readers are saying about this recipe:

  • Camesha- This is my second time making this soup. The first time I made it exactly as recipe states and it was pretty good. 
  • Helen- Easy and delicious. I did use my immersion blender at the end.
  • Sharon- I have made thus a few  times now and it's very good. This time I  added frozen tortellini just the last few minutes YUM. I always double the recipe as it freezes well.
  • Zulema- Really good soup! Perfect for those days you need something warm and comforting. Added rotisserie chicken, yum!
  • Arla- Easy rainy summer day soup!


This easy and delicious soup is so perfect for lunch, dinner or freeze for later! Add leftover rotisserie chicken, bacon, cheese or herbs to make it your own! Great way to use extra zucchini or yellow summer squash from the garden!


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Creamy Zucchini Carrot Soup

Yield: 4 servings
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ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste

instructions:

  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a large pot. Add the onions, saute for 5-7 minutes until the onion is tender.
  2. Stir in the flour until combined, cook for 1 minute. Stir in the broth, milk, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, add the zucchini and carrot and cook for 5 minutes until veggies are tender. Stir often to prevent scorching.
  4. Serve immediately or cool and refrigerate or freeze in single serve portions.
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This easy and delicious soup is so perfect for lunch, dinner or freeze for later! Add leftover rotisserie chicken, bacon, cheese or herbs to make it your own! Great way to use extra zucchini or yellow summer squash from the garden!


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46 comments:

  1. I love zucchini but I've never tried it in a soup but this looks like something I would love!! Going to have to try it!

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    1. It turned out so good!!! You will love it if you're a fan of zucchini! Enjoy! :)

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  2. This looks delicious! I love another great way to use zucchini! I hope you feel better soon!

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  3. This simple soup looks so tasty..especially when youre not feeling your best. I make a similar recipe...will be adding carrots next time around. Take good care and stay warm!

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  4. I can not wait to make this! Pinned.

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  5. Love zucchini in soup. Will need to try this!

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    1. Enjoy! I've never tried zucchini in soup before this, but now I'm hooked!

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  6. Yum Sheena, I love creamy soups, and I must try this one soon.

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  7. I love most any soup and this looks so delicious! Can't wait to try!

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  8. Thank you so much, Sheena - I think I just solved two problems!! :) One, I know what I'm doing with some of my zucchini and two - it's gonna be our dinner tonight!! Woot woot!!

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    1. We loved this, Sheena - so simple and I had all of the ingredients :)

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  9. This is a great soup!
    I'd love to try this recipe :)

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  10. Now is I put vegetables in soup my son will eat them... this dish is perfect. Thanks for bringing it to foodie friday.

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  11. Happy Friday Sheena - I'm here to tell you this yummy recipe is being featured at this week's Weekend Potluck's party. Congrats! Thanks so much for your faithfulness to share with us. Please come back again soon. And enjoy a lovely weekend. Stay warm!

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  12. I have an abundance of zucchini, this looks and sounds fantastic, I will be making this soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. How far do you go to the center of the zucchini? Do you use just the outside and some of the white part?

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    1. My zucchini were small, so I grated the entire thing! If yours are larger, you could use less of the white part if you prefer.

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  14. How far do you go to the center of the zucchini? Do you use just the outside and some of the white part?

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  15. In the recipe you mention a bullion, but you didn't put it in the list of ingredients, so do you add one bullion cube?

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    1. I just edited the post. You can use just broth, no bullion cube. Thanks!

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  16. Just made this. It was very good! I used homemade bone broth and increased it to two cups, added some elbow noodles with the veggies, and threw in a handful of cheddar cheese at the end. Served with homemade crusty bread, it was a healthy and comforting meal!

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  17. So yummy. I have made this twice this week. I added a little cayenne, celery seeds and extra carrots and used my immersion blender a bit. My husband hates diet food but loves this soup. I think I will add some left over chicken the next time. Thank you so much for the recipe. Love it.

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    1. I'm SO glad you love it, Joan! Thanks so much for letting me know! :)

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  18. I made this tonight but tweaked it a bit to use what I had on hand. Ended up blending it up as the soup boiled before I could catch it and the milk separated. It was a tasty, creamy soup that everyone enjoyed. It's definitely going on the menu rotation!

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  19. Is this soup freezer friendly?

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  20. I also added peas and corn, and a 1/8 cup heavy cream. Serving it at a Christmas party. Thank you so much!

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  21. Made your recipe the other day and it's great! I used Better Than Bouillion chicken base, 3 carrots & 2 zucchini food processed to tiny pieces. Also made homemade bread bowls to serve in, and all I can say is YUM!!!

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  22. Made this delicious soup today; I did add a little more butter - and more carrot, used vegetable stock. I also added about a 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese at end. I think this soup would be great with a little wild rice as well.Next time I will add a cup of wild rice. Definitely a keeper in our home.

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  23. I love this soup and I use it for my husband who is on a chronic kidney disease diet. I substituted the 2 cups milk with 2C unsweetened almond milk. I did add 2 minced cloves of garlic, 1 t dried basil and 1/2 t dried oregano. Instead of salt I added 1/2 t chicken bouillon crumbs. It was DELICIOUS!!

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  24. This is absolutely delicious! I used 1 cup of almond milk and 1 cup of heavy whipping cream for Keto diet. I also added garlic powder and the basil and oregano. YUM! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. This is delicious! I sauteed diced mushrooms with the onion and 2 cloves of garlic. Added 1/8 tsp of nutmeg when I put in the salt and pepper. It turned out so yummy!

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  26. I tried this soup because I LOVE zucchini. It was fantastic! I’m already making it again in the same week. It was a huge hit with my family!

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    1. I'm so glad you and your family loved it! Thanks so much for letting me know how it turned out for you!

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  27. I want to freeze this recipe, but it is recommended to add dairy after freezing. Any suggestions how I would do this with this recipe? Thanks!

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    1. I suggest removing the soup from the freezer, thawing it in the refrigerator, then heating on low, whisking while heating to prevent separation. You could try skipping the milk and adding after freezing and re-heating, but I haven't tried it and can't guarantee that it will turn out the same. Thanks!

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  28. Thank you. This is delicious. I did add 1 Tablespoon of Knorr Chicken Flavored
    Bouillon. I will be making it for the second time today. I love it for breakfast.

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