Easy Curried Carrot Soup For One

This Curried Carrot Soup is amazing! Perfectly spiced and so easy to make. It’s a hearty, flavorful, healthy single serving meal.

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A few weeks ago, I found a Curried Carrot Soup recipe in the New York Times.

This easy soup recipe really caught my eye, not only because of the gorgeous orange color but also because of the incredibly healthy ingredient list.

The original recipe, written by Mark Bittman is for a large batch of carrot soup and was the perfect size for my large family.

As we were enjoying the soup for dinner, I couldn’t help but think a scaled down version of carrot soup would make a wonderful single serving recipe.

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How To Make Carrot Soup

Chopped carrots, onions and fresh ginger cook in a small bit of butter on the stove. Then the addition of ground turmeric, ground cumin, coriander and a pinch of chili powder make the vegetables come alive.

I added chicken broth but vegetable broth could easily be substituted to make this a vegetarian carrot soup.

To puree the vegetables in the soup, use either an immersion blender or a regular blender.

To finish, I added some coconut milk and flavored the soup with salt and pepper.

Such simple ingredients which yield amazing flavors.

This curried carrot soup is warm, slightly spicy and completely comforting.

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What To Serve With Curried Carrot Soup

A big bowl of carrot soup is a wonderful meal all by itself, but if you would like to add a little extra, you might consider making a quick side salad or a small Beer Bread.


For this carrot soup recipe, I use a 2-quart saucepan. For best results, use a pan of similar size.

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Other Single Serving Soup Recipes

If you like this easy carrot soup recipe, you might also like to try these soup recipes:

Chicken Noodle Soup

Minestrone Soup

Thai Shrimp Soup

French Onion Soup

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Carrot Soup Recipe

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Curried Carrot Soup For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
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Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: soup
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 293kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 pound carrots , peeled and chopped (about 1 1/4 cup chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup chicken broth , (use vegetable broth if you would like this recipe to be vegetarian)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • cilantro leaves , chopped & optional for garnish


  • Melt the butter in a 2-quart saucepan on medium-high heat. Add the chopped onions, carrots, spices and a pinch of salt.  Stir and cook until vegetables are softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, there should be enough to cover the vegetables. Add a little more broth, if necessary.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer and continue cooking until the carrots are cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Using an immersion blender puree the soup in the pot.  Or, puree soup in a regular blender, then return soup to the pot. 
  • Stir in coconut milk and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired


Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 1361mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 38313IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 4mg
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Recipe adapted from Mark Bittman and featured in The New York Times

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26 thoughts on “Easy Curried Carrot Soup For One”

  1. 5 stars
    Just made this soup. One word AWESOME. So easy to make. I didn’t have tumeric so I put in curry instead.
    Will make again. Thank you for all the single serve recipes.

    1. Hi Laura,
      Thank you so much for letting me know that you enjoyed the carrot soup recipe. That makes my day! I’ll be sure to make the soup with curry next time, I bet that gave the carrot soup a wonderful flavor.
      Have a great week!

    1. Hi Jules,

      You can leave out the cilantro if you want to and you can substitute soy or regular milk for the coconut milk. It’s a delicious soup, if you give it a try with the changes, let me know. I’d love to hear how you liked it.

  2. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    My husband's grandmother would have loved your site/blog when she was alive. She was always looking for one person serving size recipes since it was just her at home. Love the color of this soup!

  3. My sisters and I were texting tonight and one was making a carrot ginger soup! Perfect timing as the thought of it gave me a huge craving!

  4. This looks really nice! I love curried soups, and servings for one or two are so great if you live alone!

    xx nicole

  5. Ohhh this recipe looks and sounds wonderful and something I know I would love! Carrot soup is a fav of mine! Thank you for sharing your delicious soup recipe!

  6. Vivian @ www.viviantang.co

    This looks delicious! I love curried pumpkin soup, so I have to try it with carrot!

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. 5 stars
    oh. my. gosh. this looks incredible! I love carrots but no one in my family does so I always have to minimize the amount of carrots used. The fact that this recipe can be used for one person totally makes my day! Love it.

  8. 4 stars
    I'm SO SO glad I stumbled upon this recipe!!!
    I was looking for a recipe to use up my carrots! Simple yet looks delicious
    Making this today – thank you!!

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