Easy Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

This Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup is healthy, creamy, and full of Indian-inspired flavor thanks to the addition of ginger and garam masala. It’s also an absolute breeze to make—just roast the veggies and blend them!

Two bowls of roasted carrot soup on blue and white striped tea towel

Sometimes shortcuts in recipes have you sacrificing flavor in order to get dinner on the table sooner. Other times, a shortcut makes cooking easier and makes for an even tastier meal. This is one of those recipes!

Roasting carrots and onions in the oven means this carrot soup is more hands-off than a traditional soup that involves sautéing veggies on the stovetop. But this Roasted Carrot Soup is also miles better than a standard carrot soup because roasting caramelizes the veggies and adds depth and complexity to the flavor.

This alone makes for a delectable soup, but I decided to take it to the next level by adding five cloves of roasted garlic, freshly grated ginger, creamy coconut milk, freshly-squeezed lime juice, and fragrant garam masala. This is a vegetable soup worth getting excited about!

After the vegetables are roasted, all you have to do is add them to your blender with broth, turn it on, and your soup is done! And all you needed was 7 minutes of prep work.

Overhead view of roasted carrot soup ingredients

Notes on Ingredients

Please note that this is important information on the ingredients and instructions and the FULL recipe with amounts and details can be found DOWN BELOW (scroll to it) in the recipe card.

  • Carrots
  • Coconut oil
  • Garam masala – Garam masala is a fragrant blend of spices commonly used in South Asian cuisine. Each region has their own variation; you can make your own to keep on hand in your pantry or buy it in the spice section at the grocery store.
  • Garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • White onion
  • Vegetable broth – Here’s how to make your own vegetable broth.
  • Coconut milk
  • Lime
  • Sea salt

Optional:

  • Turmeric – This will amp up the anti-inflammatory benefits of your soup!
  • Additional ginger
  • Pinch of cayenne or a Scotch bonnet/habanero pepper

Garnish ideas:

How to Make Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup

If you’re feeling ambitious, you can easily double this recipe by roasting a second sheet pan of veggies. Eat half now and freeze the rest for later!

Prepare. Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, foil, or a silicone mat for easy cleanup.

Season the vegetables. Place the carrots and onions on the prepared pan and drizzle them with olive oil. Season with the garam masala, sea salt, and ground black pepper; toss to coat, then add the garlic cloves. Spread the veggies evenly, making sure they’re not crowded. 

Overhead view of roasted carrots, onions, and garlic on sheet pan

Roast. Place the sheet pan in the oven and roast for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring halfway through the cooking time. When they’re done, the vegetables should be softened and browned on the edges. Carefully remove the skins from the garlic.

Puree. Transfer the vegetables to a blender and add all of the remaining ingredients. Use the soup setting on your blender or turn it to high and blend until creamy and smooth. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, then serve.

Overhead view of roasted carrot soup in bowl, swirled with coconut milk and garnished with cilantro and cayenne

Tips for Success

Roasted carrot soup is one of the easiest soups you’ll ever make, but these tips will help ensure that it turns out perfect!

  • Use two sheet pans if needed. If you crowd your vegetables, they’ll steam instead of roasting and caramelizing. If your veggies look crowded on the sheet pan, transfer half of them to a second pan so they have sufficient space.
  • The broth needs to be hot. You’re not cooking the soup after pureeing, so heat up the broth before you put it in the blender with the vegetables. Vent the top a little to let steam escape and avoid hot soup splattering all over the place.
  • Don’t overload your blender. You can puree the soup in batches if you need to!
Overhead view of two bowls of roasted carrot soup swirled with coconut milk

How to Store and Reheat 

This is the kind of soup that tastes better and better as the days pass! Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days; reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Can This Be Frozen?

Yes, like most soups, this one freezes beautifully! Store your roasted carrot soup in a zip-top freezer bag or airtight container for up to 3 months. You can reheat it from frozen or let it thaw in the refrigerator before warming it up.

Carrot soup in bowl with spoon set on striped tea towel

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Two bowls of roasted carrot soup on blue and white striped tea towel

Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup

This easy vegan Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup is healthy, creamy, and full of Indian-inspired flavor thanks to the addition of garam masala.
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Course Soups
Cuisine American
Ingredients

Roasted Carrot Soup (Vegan + Easy Sheet Pan Soup!)

  • Roughly 1 pound 465g carrots, washed, dried and cut into 1/2 inch coins
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil 13.05g
  • 1/2 tablespoon garam masala
  • 5 cloves garlic skins smashed but left on
  • 1/2 inch knob fresh ginger, peeled and minced or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 7g
  • 1/2 large white onion 100g to 150g, cut into quarters and separated (to prevent burning)
  • 3 cups great quality vegetable broth boiling hot*
  • 1 13.5 oz can 400g coconut milk
  • juice of one medium sized lime
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt

Optional

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric for health benefits
  • More ginger if desired
  • Pinch of cayenne or a scotch bonnet/habanero pepper added in for heat
Instructions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F/218 degrees C.
  • On a large sheet pan prepared with a silicone mat, parchment or foil, add the carrots and the onions. Drizzle the olive oil over the vegetables and the garam masala. Season with a grinding of fresh sea salt and ground black pepper. Rub the seasonings and oil into the vegetables and spread out. Add the garlic in with the vegetables at this point.
  • Roast for 30 to 35 minutes, turning halfway, until veggies are roasted and carrots are fork tender.
  • Remove from oven and remove the skins from the garlic.
  • In a large blender, add all the remaining ingredients with the vegetables. Ensure that the broth is very hot. If you're not using large blender (holds at least 6 cups) then do this in increments. Vent the top a little to let steam escape and avoid hot soup splattering all over the place.
  • Using the soup setting on your blender, or a very powerful blend option, blend until creamy and smooth. My blender automatically blends for about 3 minutes continuously.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper to taste if necessary.
  • Top with garnish (I used fennel fronds since I had in the fridge, but parsley, chives or dill work just as fine) and a pinch of cayenne for a bit of heat.
  • Serve into bowls and enjoy!
NOTES
  • This recipe is vegan and gluten free.
  • The broth needs to be very hot so that if helps to break down the vegetables, and so that you can serve the soup right out of the blender. You can do this by heating it in the microwave or even on a stovetop if you’d like. I had just made very fresh boiling hot broth and used that.
  • How to store: Refrigerate soup in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  • How to freeze: Freeze in a zip-top freezer bag or airtight container for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen or thaw in the refrigerator overnight to shorten cooking time.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.5g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 12.6g | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 5.3g

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47 comments

  1. Jeanette says:

    This is the best version of carrot soup I’ve made! I love the addition of Garam Masala, lime juice, and roasting the veggies. My family loves it too! I made it on Sunday then had to make it again today which is Friday! Thank you for creating such an amazing carrot soup!

  2. christine stacey says:

    could i make this in a soup maker?

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Christine! because the ingredients are roasted you should be able to make it in a soup maker. I hope this helps!

  3. 5 stars
    This. Was. Fabulous. Knock it out of the park, we absolutely loved it.

    We made a few changes but kept the base of it the same. This is for the Instant Pot lovers,..we sauteed the onions, garlic, and ginger in the IP, added carrots, 2 cups of veggie broth and seasonings. Turned IP on high pressure for 10 minutes, then did a natural release for 10 minutes. Put the veggies in a nutribullet with a small amount of the liquid, then dumped it all back in the IP. Stirred in coconut milk, added a couple handfuls of chopped kale, then placed in bowls. Added some vegan bacon bits to the top of the bowl and served it up! What a fantastic dinner, thank you for this!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Thank you for this comment Leslie Renee! It means a lot to us that you enjoyed it!

  4. Evie says:

    5 stars
    So good!! I added turmeric and halved the coconut milk. Defo a new staple! <3

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Thank you so much Evie! We’re so happy you like it! Thanks so much for leaving a review!

  5. Vanessa Tsang says:

    5 stars
    Made this tonight for dinner. Loved it! Thank you 🙂

    Question though: in the ingredients list coconut oil is listed however in the instructions, it says to drizzle olive oil. Im sure both would be fine but wanted to see what you actually used.

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Vanessa thank you so much for reading and also pointing that out. We used olive oil. I hope this helps!

  6. Irene says:

    5 stars
    Very nice! I served it with naan and it was lovely! Good comfort food for sad autumn days 😊

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      We’re so happy that you enjoyed this recipe Irene! Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a nice comment!

  7. Patricia Baughman says:

    5 stars
    Haven’t made this soup yet but we have a large Ninja blender and am concerned about putting boiling liquid into it. I could blend the soup with slightly warmed broth and heat on stove or use immersion blender. Looking forward to making this. Thank you.

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Patricia that is definitely an option if you’d like. We hope you enjoy it!

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