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.

a bowl of carrot soup on a tray next to a glass of white wine.

This creamy carrot soup is not only beautiful in color but so incredibly easy to make. It’s got a surprisingly simple ingredient list and cooks in about 30 minutes.

Carrots are the star, of course, but you’ll also find that the ginger truly shines. It’s a flavorful soup and good for you too.

The soup is made with chicken broth but if you’re looking for a vegetarian version, vegetable broth can be substituted with ease.

This carrot soup recipe calls for coconut milk so it’s dairy free but if you’ve got heavy cream (double cream), it makes a lovely substitute too.

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a closeup of a spoonful of carrot soup next to an orange napkin.

Ingredients In Carrot Soup

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • butter
  • chopped onions
  • carrots 
  • ginger
  • ground cumin
  • ground turmeric
  • ground coriander
  • chili powder
  • chicken broth 
  • canned coconut milk
  • cilantro leaves (optional)

How To Make Carrot Soup

  • Chopped carrots, onions and fresh ginger cook in a small bit of butter on the stove. Add turmeric, ground cumin, coriander and a pinch of chili powder to make the vegetables really come alive.
  • I added chicken broth but vegetable broth could easily be substituted to make this a vegetarian carrot soup.
  • To finish, I added some coconut milk and flavored the soup with salt and pepper.

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a bowl of carrot soup next to a bunch of parsley and a glass of white wine on a tray.

What To Do With Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this curried carrot soup recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes.

Onions: French Onion Soup, Guacamole, Chicken Fajitas

Carrots: Roasted Carrots, BBQ Chicken Legs, Mini Carrot Cake

Ginger: Soft Ginger Cookies, Thai Shrimp Soup, Green Curry

Cumin: Butter Chicken, Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup, Chicken Chili

Turmeric: Turmeric Tea, Saag Paneer, Roasted Butternut Squash

Coriander: Scallops with Orange Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Cod

Chili powder: Chili Baked Potato, Chicken Burrito Bowl, Fish Tacos

Chicken broth: Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata, Risotto, Rice Pilaf

Coconut milk: Chickpea Curry

What To Serve With Curried Carrot Soup

A big bowl of this 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 mini 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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Carrot Soup Recipe

Curried Carrot Soup For One | One Dish Kitchen

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 “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. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    I'm eating soup with coconut milk (or actually cream!) right now. It makes it so creamy! I'll have to try this recipe next. 🙂

  6. Loving your recipes for one! It's so hard to cook for one sometimes and this sounds like the perfect cozy soup dinner for winter.

  7. 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!

  8. Vivian @

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

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. 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.

  10. Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    YUM. I love the idea of a veggie-packed soup for one. This is great for workdays and basically all winter long. Well done!

  11. Lynne | 365 Days of Baking and More

    The flavors sound amazing, Joanie! Love the curry and the carrot together and so good for you, too!

  12. This is perfect if I can make this for just one person, which would be me. Better over than just having a cold sandwich. Makes a complete meal.

  13. 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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