9 Creative Carrot Soup Recipes

Velvety smooth, a hint of sweet, and vibrantly orange, carrot soup is a favorite for everyday dinners and special occasions alike. Like Easter! Plus, with all that beta carotene – the yellowish-orange pigment found in carrots – the health benefits (like being able to see the eggs you’re hunting for) go without saying.

But before I get into it, can I share something? We have a bit of a carrot-related rift going in in our house, and I need to get it off my chest. {Skip the rambling and hop straight to the recipes}

See, my guy and I have an ongoing argument. He insists that wild bunnies don’t actually munch on whole carrots. That Bugs Bunny simply perpetuated a myth that I, naively, have bought into.

What?!

I believe. So I continue to put out carrots whenever we spot a bunny friend in the area.

Sometimes, yeah. The carrots sit for days, untouched, shriveling in the sun. But this year, we have two rabbit residents in our front yard, and almost every day, our daughter puts on her bunny ears and hops a carrot out to the lawn. (If you’re wondering why the showmanship, it’s so that she’s one of them – and doesn’t scare them away. Which cracks me up, but so far, it works!) Anyway, this year, the carrots are definitely disappearing! In your face, doubting guy!

Except that we have never actually seen a bunny munching on the carrots. And a squirrel was standing on one the other day.

Do squirrels eat carrots?!

Never mind. I don’t want to know.

Anyway, in honor of Easter and bunnies and, yes honey, the carrots that they eat and love, I thought I’d round up some carrot soup recipes from a few of my favorite talented bloggers across the web.

Among these carrot soup recipes – Thai red curry, one that doesn’t even touch the stovetop, another with a Southwest spin – you’re bound to find one that’s everybunny’s fave.

9 Creative Carrot Soup Recipes! // Here, we have Roasted Carrot Soup from @jessicaskitchen. This simple soup is made entirely using a sheet pan and a blender. No pots, no stovetop!

1. Roasted Carrot Soup / Jessica in the Kitchen / Made entirely using only a sheet pan and a blender. No stovetop needed! So convenient.

9 Creative Carrot Soup Recipes! // Here, we have Instant Pot Curried Carrot Red Lentil Soup. Cooks up fast and easy in the pressure cooker!

2. Instant Pot Curried Carrot Red Lentil Soup / Kitchen Treaty / Curry flavors and Instant Pot ease make this one just about the easiest you might ever make (delicious too)!

9 Creative Carrot Soup Recipes! // Here, we have Healing Carrot Soup with Turmeric & Ginger from @helloglowblog. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant power in a vibrant bowlful.

3. Healing Carrot Soup with Turmeric & Ginger / Hello Glow / A vibrant, antioxidant-rich soup designed to have you feeling better in no time. Plus: It’s gorgeous!

9 Creative Carrot Soup Recipes! // Here, we have Creamy Carrot Soup with Red Curry from @rwallace4. Love how loaded this soup can be!

4. Creamy Carrot Coconut Soup with Red Curry / Avocado a Day Nutrition / This carrot soup is fully loaded. I love that! A hearty base zipped up with red curry paste then heaped with quinoa, avocado, and almonds before serving. Brilliant.

9 Creative Carrot Soup Recipes! // Here, we have Creamy Carrot Orange Soup from @neighborfood. Zingy orange and smoky chipotle amp up your everyday carrot soup.

5. Creamy Carrot-Orange Soup / Neighborfood / Zippy orange and smoky chipotles are unexpected additions to carrot soup, yet they make SUCH perfect sense here.

9 Creative Carrot Soup Recipes! This 5 Ingredient Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup is simple but super delicious.

6. 5-Ingredient Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup / Kitchen Treaty / Because sometimes creativity can be found in simplicity, right? This one tastes surprisingly complex for so few ingredients. The key? Caramelized roasted carrot goodness.

9 Creative Carrot Soup Recipes! Here we have a Chilled Carrot Soup with Garlic Scape Pesto from @healthydelish. Perfect make-ahead soup to impress company with.

7. Chilled Carrot Soup with Scape-Pistachio Pesto / Healthy Delicious / Cumin, carrots, and coconut milk pureed and chilled, then topped with a vibrant garlic scape and pistachio pesto. This one would be so easy to make ahead and have on hand for company.

9 Creative Carrot Soup Recipes! // Here we have Southwest Carrot and Black Bean Soup from @melaniemakes. Pile it on!

8. Southwest Carrot and Black Bean Soup / Melanie Makes / A velvety roasted carrot base heaped with black beans, fried onions, and cilantro. Super hearty! vegetarians can simply sub vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

9 Creative Carrot Soup Recipes! // Here, we have Vegan Carrot & Leek Soup with Frizzled Brussels Sprouts from @slmoran21. Love that inventive garnish.

9. Carrot & Leek Soup with Frizzled Brussels Sprouts / The View from Great Island / Toasted Indian spices on the front end and a glorious tangle of browned Brussels sprouts at the finish. Simple yet special.

So, what do you think? Do bunnies really eat carrots?!

9 Creative Carrot Soup Recipes! From super simple to full of toppers, from Thai Red Curry to Southwest, you're sure to find your favorite in this vibrant collection.

Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.