Cheap and Wholesome Eats: Crockpot Carrot Soup

I got this recipe off Allrecipes.com at some point and not only is it tasty, it is absolutely doable in the crockpot.

Stuff

1 C. chopped onion
1/4 c. butter, cubed
4 1/2 C. sliced carrots (fyi, with largish carrots, each carrot equals about a cup when chopped so I just throw in about 5 carrots when I crock it)
1 lg potato, chopped (or quartered if crocking)
2 cans chicken broth or equivalent homemade
1 tsp ground ginger or tbsp fresh
2 c. heavy cream, coconut milk or a blend
1 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 tsp each of salt, pepper, and nutmeg

how to

1. Saute onion in butter till tender. Add carrots, potatoes, broth and ginger. Cook till soft and allow to cool for about 15 mins. 

1a. ALTERNATELY, put your carrots, potato, broth and ginger into the crockpot and let it do its thing.  You don’t even have to chop the veggies this way. Bonus.

2. Blend in small batches till smooth, return to saucepan, stir in cream and seasonings and re-warm but don’t let boil.

2a. OR, chop and saute carrots as in 1 above, add to carrot mixture in crockpot and then follow Step 2.

Serve with whole grain bread or toast. Perfect for winter!

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