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Cinnamon Carrot Soup | hollyshelpings.comMy boyfriend loves carrots.  He’s probably part rabbit with how excited he gets when I present him with just a  raw pealed carrot.  One time I was at the store and I impulsively bought a huge bag of carrots.  It was like 5 pounds.  I have no idea what I was thinking.  Even with how much my boyfriend loves carrots, there’s no way that two people could eat that many carrots before they went bad.

Cinnamon Carrot Soup | hollyshelpings.com

Carrots started to get added to everything.  Carrot sandwiches, carrot quesadillas, carrot anything.  Most of it was not super and was more just a desperate attempt to get rid of all the carrots.  This cinnamon carrot soup was another attempt to get rid of carrots, but it turned out to be so much better than expected.  It was savory, a little spicy, and very carrot-y.

We still have some carrots left, and I think I know what we’ll be doing with them (hint: it’s making this amazing cinnamon carrot soup).

Cinnamon Carrot Soup | hollyshelpings.com

Cinnamon Carrot Soup

Active Time: 10 minutes

Inactive Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6 cups soup

Serving Size: 1 cup soup

Cinnamon Carrot Soup


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 6-8 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese


  1. Heat the olive oil to medium heat. Add in the onion and sauté until it just begins to brown. Add in the garlic, cinnamon, thyme, paprika, and ginger and cook for about 30 seconds. Any longer and the cinnamon will start to turn bitter.
  2. Add in the vegetable stock and the chopped carrots. cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until the carrots are very soft.
  3. Blend the soup until it is very smooth. Return to the pot and stir in the cream cheese. Ladel into bowls and serve immediately. Top with croutons if desired.

Cinnamon Carrot Soup | hollyshelpings.com


Butternut Squash Baked Vegetarian Taquitos

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Everyone has tons of recipes out now about how to make an amazing Thanksgiving dinner.  What everyone is forgetting is how tiring it is to eat all the Thanksgiving leftovers.  Never fear!  I’m here to save you from countless turkey sandwiches (although I did include some sandwiches that were too good to resist).  Here are […]

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This post originally appeared on Ginger Snap Crafts. I first had butternut squash in the form of ravioli.  From there, I started trying butternut squash in different recipes (and believe me, I’ve tried a bunch of butternut squash recipes), but I always go back to my first love: pasta.  My attempt to make my own pasta was a touch rough […]

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I recently received a Wüsthof  Chai Dao knife to review.  This post isn’t even part of my review, but that knife is the reason I made this stir fry.  I wanted to chop a lot of vegetables and there is no better way to do that than with stir fry.  I also needed pictures for […]

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Homemade Apple Cider Recipe

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I love making easy recipes for any taste or diet. I’m so excited to share with you a homemade apple cider recipe that is simple and will make your house smell really, REALLY good. Here in Phoenix, fall is always a wonderful relief from the summer heat. People get excited when the temperature drops and […]

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Red Wine Tomato Sauce

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Everyone needs a good tomato sauce recipe.  This red wine tomato sauce one is my favorite since it can be used for anything from pastas to dips and even on pizza.  I think pizza is probably my favorite application of tomato sauce….and cheese…and bread.  Pizza is amazing. But back to this red wine tomato sauce. […]

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Thanksgiving Kitchen Tools Giveaway

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I am so happy to bring you this giveaway.  I worked really hard to round up enough other bloggers to be able to get you the best prize possible.  I hope you enjoy it and enter as many times as possible.  Good luck to you and happy Thanksgiving! Welcome to the Thanksgiving Kitchen Tools Giveaway! […]

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