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Cream of Potato Soup with Carrots

Indulge in the unique flavor of this cream of potato soup infused with aromatic caraway seeds and enhanced with vibrant carrots!

As a huge fan of creamy soups, this recipe quickly secured its place as my second favorite, right after the beloved red lentil soup. While I’m not an avid fan of caraway seeds, their harmonious blend with potatoes in this soup has won me over.

Cream of Potato Soup with Carrots

Did you know that caraway seeds are renowned for aiding digestion? A simple cup of caraway tea can work wonders for digestive troubles.

Now, onto the soup itself – it’s a breeze to whip up and perfect for those busy days when you crave a comforting meal without spending hours in the kitchen. With minimal prep and a cooking time of under 30 minutes, this cream of potato soup is a versatile delight suitable for any season. For an extra touch of flavor and texture, consider topping it with crunchy croutons.

Looking for more creamy soups recipes? Check out my Cream of Vegetables Soup, Cream of Parsnip Soup, Potato Leek Soup and Loaded Potato Soup.

Cream of Potato Soup with Carrots with Caraway Lunch

Tips and tricks for a perfect cream soup

  • Choose fresh and quality ingredients: Use fresh and ripe potatoes and carrots to obtain a soup with a superior taste and texture.
  • Cut the vegetables evenly: Make sure you cut the potatoes and carrots into equal pieces to cook evenly and to obtain a creamy and homogeneous texture.
  • Cook the vegetables in stock or vegetable soup: Use a vegetable stock or vegetable stock to add depth of taste and to obtain a soup richer in flavors.
  • Control the consistency of creamy soups: If you want a thicker soup, reduce the amount of liquid added or add a larger amount of potatoes. If you want a thinner soup, dilute it with a little water or milk.
  • Blend properly: Use a standing blender or an immersion blender to turn the cooked vegetables into a creamy and smooth soup. Make sure to mix well to avoid large pieces of vegetables.
  • Taste and adjust the spices: Taste the soup and adjust the amount of salt, pepper and other spices to get the desired taste.
  • Serve with delicious toppings: Add crispy croutons, fresh cream or fresh aromatic herbs to complete the taste and presentation of creamy soups.
Cream of Potato Soup with Carrots recipe

Caraway seeds in potato recipes

Caraway is an aromatic plant that is often used in the kitchen due to its aroma and beneficial properties for health. Especially in recipes with potatoes, caraway adds a distinctive note of aroma and taste, offering a special flavor to the dishes.

In potato recipes, caraway is often used as whole or ground seeds. Caraway seeds can be lightly roasted before adding them to the potatoes to release their aroma and rich taste. Caraway is known to have digestive properties and help relieve gastric discomfort, making it a popular ingredient in dishes that can be heavy on the stomach.

In addition, caraway goes perfectly with the rich and sweet taste of potatoes, adding a subtle note of nutmeg and lemon flavors. It is often used in recipes for fried potatoes, baked potatoes or even in creamy soups and stews to bring extra flavor and depth to the taste.

Cream of Potato Soup with Carrots recipe supa crema de cartofi morcovi chimen

Cream of Potato Soup with Carrots and Caraway Seeds
This cream of potato soup has a unique flavor given by caraway seeds and a lovely, vibrant color created by adding carrots!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Soups
Cuisine European
Servings 6
Calories 204 kcal


  • 6 potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 onion peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • ½ lemon’s juice
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground white pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp caraway seeds


  • Add potatoes, onion and carrots in a large pot.
  • Add water just enough to cover them.
  • Boil for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add salt, spices and lemon juice.
  • Using a vertical blender, blend all ingredients together until the soup is smooth and creamy. Add more water if needed.
  • Add caraway seeds and olive oil.


Calories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 28mgPotassium: 1006mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3487IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 2mg
Keyword caraway, carrots, cream, potatoes
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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 12th of March 2024

Loved it!


Wednesday 18th of July 2018

I absolutely love this soup and your pictures are amazing! I skipped the caraway seeds because I'm not a big fan of them and the result is just as delicious. Thanks!

Ruxandra Micu

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Glad you liked the recipe! :)

Cristina Sirbu

Saturday 2nd of December 2017

Sour cream added to the soup adds to the flavour.


Friday 15th of December 2017

Yes, indeed! :D


Thursday 16th of March 2017

An elderly friend of mine had a Hungarian grandmother. He often mentions that she made a wonderful caraway potato soup and wishes he could have some. I'm going to make this for him when I visit him. Thanks so much.


Friday 17th of March 2017

Hope he'll like it! :D


Tuesday 31st of March 2015

Cat chimen se adauga la aceasta cantitate de supa? 1 lingurita? Sau dupa gust? :)


Tuesday 31st of March 2015

Dupa gust. Eu de exemplu nu ma prea omor dupa gustul lui, asa ca adaug mai putin. ;)