Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Creamy Carrot Crock Pot Soup

I have recently found myself in possession of a rather large amount of carrots, so naturally I have been looking for ways to use them up.  This soup turned out delicious!  This recipe is enough to make a family sized batch.  If you don't need as much, you can cut the recipe in half and still have plenty.

Creamy Carrot Crock Pot Soup

10 cups carrots - peeled and sliced
6 cups water
6 bouillon cubes
1/4 cup butter
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 - 8 oz packages of cream cheese
8 strips of cooked bacon

Place carrots, water, bouillon cubes, butter, Italian seasoning, and cayenne pepper in crock pot.  Stir to mix the spices in.  Cook on high for approximately 5 hours, or until carrots are soft.  Using an immersion blender or regular blender, blend together the ingredients until smooth.  Cube the cream cheese and add to the mixture.  Blend well.  In another pan, cook bacon.  Cut into small pieces, add to the soup and mix well.

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