Amazing Chunky Carrot Soup

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Entrees, Recipes, Soups and Stews | 0 comments

Amazing Chunky Carrot Soup

Amazing Chunky Carrot Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large russet potato, peeled/diced into large chunks
  • 1 large white or yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 Field Roast Spicy Chipotle Vegan Sausage, roughly sliced
  • 5 large carrots, sliced into thick rounds
  • 1 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (leaves and stems)
  • 1-3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup dry pasta (any variety - I used elbows)
  • 4 cups No-Chicken Broth (vegan chicken-style broth by Imagine brand - or substitute with vegetable broth.)
  • 1-4 cups water or more broth (add while simmering as desired to thin out soup)
  • optional: 1/4 cup salted peanuts (secret ingredient, adds a unique ingredient to your bowl)
  • accent seasonings:
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp fine black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried bell pepper (optional)

Instructions

Place a big soup pot on stove over high heat. Add the oil, vegan sausage, onions and garlic. Saute for a few minutes.
Add in the carrots, potato and seasonings. Saute for a minute or so.
Add in all the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover with lid and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about an hour until carrots and potatoes are tender and pasta is cooked.
Add water and continue to simmer as long as you'd like to "reduce" the soup and intensify the flavors. I like to simmer my soup a good 2-3 hours.
Adjust seasoning as desired. Serve steamy hot. Enjoy the cozy carrot bliss!
http://www.bhblnow.com/amazing-chunky-carrot-soup/

Credit for this recipe goes to Kathy@kblog.lunchboxbunch.com. You can find the original here.