This soup is a great source of fiber and a full serving of vegetables!
Makes four bowls of soup! Yum!
Step 1: Ingredients
- 14 baby carrots
- 2 large parsnips
- 14.5 oz broth (I used chicken)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 cup half and half
- Sour cream
- Edible gold glitter/gold flakes
- Cutting board
- Vegetable peeler
- Large bowl
- Large saucepan
Step 2: Prep: Parsnips
To prep them, first peel the skin using a vegetable peeler.
You'll notice that they have a large, round stem at the top. Cut this off.
Cut up the rest of the parsnip. Start off at the skinnier end, cutting the rounds in two. Once you've gotten to the bigger parts of the parsnip, you can cut the pieces into 4.
Step 3: Prep: Carrots
All you have to do is cut the carrots into thirds.
Step 4: Steam
To test this, take a toothpick and stab one of the veggies. If the toothpick easily punctures it, then they're ready.
Step 5: Puree
I don't own a blender, so I mashed them first and then proceeded to blend with a hand blender.
If you're using a blender, go ahead and dump everything in there along with 1 cup of chicken broth.
If you're using a hand blender, blend the veggies little by little and add 1 cup of chicken broth gradually.
Make sure your vegetables are silky smooth, otherwise you'll have chunky soup!
Step 6: Drop the [Soup] Base
Drop in the butter, flour, and other seasonings. Let the butter slide around.
Then, pour in the half-and-half, all at once.
Once the half-and-half starts to bubble up, you're ready to move onto the next step.
Step 7: Plop in the Puree
Mix it around and make sure it's fully combined. It looked kind of light-colored to me, so I added a few more carrots to give it the more orange-y color.
Add in the rest of the chicken broth.
Cook for a few more minutes until all ingredients are fully combined.
Step 8: Garnish and Serve!
I like to draw a swirl and then dollop some sour cream in the center, but you can draw whatever designs you want.
You can also garnish with sprinkles! I used little gold star sprinkles from Wilton, but you can use whatever shapes/colors you want. Since they don't contribute to flavor, they're purely decorative.
Taste: This soup is pretty filling and is a vegetably sweet. It tastes great warmed up, and the sour cream is a lovely complement!