This comes in at under £1 a head for four people
At just 44p, this lovely homemade sweet potato and carrot soup is perfect for those “I can’t be bothered” lunches. It’s such an easy and tasty soup to make, that I purposely cook more to put in the fridge for the rest of the week.
You can easily add frozen vegetables to it as well. We add frozen butternut squash sometimes which makes it extra good for you!
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What to have with this soup recipe
This delicious soup recipe goes perfectly with homemade bread! Many people struggle to make homemade bread but this simple recipe below is really easy for beginners. Homemade bread is so easy to make. You don’t need a bread-making machine. You can make most breads by hand. Soda bread is also an easy way to make bread.
500g/ strong white bread flour
40g soft butter
7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
1 tsp salt
300ml warm water
Start by putting the flour and butter together. Add the dried yeast then stir. Add the salt and mix again.
Add half the water and need with your fingers. Keep adding the water slowly and needing in till you can easily pick the dough up. Keep needing in till it forms a dough that is soft.
Fold all the ages together to the middle of the dough and keep doing this in till the dough feels light. You may need to do this for about five to ten minutes as the dough does take a while to get stretchy. This shows that the gluten has correctly gone through the bread.
Cover the dough with a tea towel in a bowl and leave in till it has covered in size.
Knead again for about five minutes then place it into a bread-shaped container. Leave to rise again in till it has doubled in size.
Pre-heat your oven at 220 degrees. When warm, add your bread to the bottom of the oven and cook for 30 minutes in till the loaf is golden brown.
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Carrot and sweet potato soup recipe
Sweet potatoes are a great way to get added fiber into the kids. We also chop them up and use them for wedges as well. They are so cheap to buy and having a packet in the house makes for a quick and healthy dinner when needed.
I also add chilli flakes to my sweet potato carrot soup for added taste.
This recipe uses a blender to give the soup it’s creamy texture. We use the Braun MultiQuick 1 MQ100 Hand Blender* which is easy to use and is dishwasher friendly.
This soup really freezes well which you can then defrost in a microwave at a later date. It can be slightly thick, so if you prefer a smooth consistency, then adding slightly more stock helps.
If you don’t like Creme Fraiche, then double cream adds just as much richness.
This takes about 15 minutes to prepare and about 35 minutes to cook.
Remember that you can print this recipe out below.
Carrot and sweet potato soup ingredients
500g chopped and cubed sweet potatoes
300g chopped and cubed carrots
3 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1L vegetable stock
100ml crème fraiche or 100ml coconut milk
1 pinch chilli flakes
Heat oven to 200C fan or gas 7 and chop the sweet potatoes and carrots into little chucks.
Drizzle oil over both and season to taste. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until soft.
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Meanwhile, fry the onion over medium heat for about 10 minutes until soft. Add the garlic then after a minute add the stock. Let it simmer for 5-10 minutes.
When the roasted vegetables are soft, transfer them to the saucepan and use a hand blender to process until smooth.
Stir in the crème fraîche, seasoning, and reheat until hot.
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- 500g chopped and cubed sweet potatoes
- 300g chopped and cubed carrots
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 onions
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1L vegetable stock
- 100ml crème fraiche
- 1 pinch chilli flakes
- Heat oven to 200C fan or gas 7 and chop the sweet potatoes and carrots into little chucks.
- Drizzle oil over both and season to taste. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until soft.
- Meanwhile, fry the onion for about 10 minutes until soft. Add the garlic then after a minute add the stock. Let it simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- When the roasted vegetables are soft, transfer them to the saucepan and use a hand blender to process until smooth.
- Stir in the crème fraîche, seasoning and reheat until hot.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 363Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 31mgSodium 834mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 7gSugar 15gProtein 5g