Easy Carrot Leek Soup


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This carrot leek soup will warm hearts and you might just find yourself making it every week. Honestly, apart from the fact that it is a 30 minutes meal, it is very flavourful, spicy, it is good for the cold and super healthy.

Thick and creamy healthy carrot leek soup served in a bowl and garnished with fresh thyme. Ready to be eaten with a crusty bread roll on the side

The first time I made carrot-leek soup was when I moved to Manchester and hosted the Rector from my Church at the time, I had to come up with a quick 3 course meal that won’t cost me an arm and leg and will reflect a bit of personality. I tell you, there is nothing bland about this soup. I haven’t stopped making it since then, I have tried different versions and I find this recipe to be the best of them all.

Thick and creamy healthy carrot leek soup served in two white bowls and garnished with fresh thyme. Ready to be eaten with a crusty bread roll on the side

Carrot-leek soup is very quick to make, and it can be ready in 30 minutes, it is a one-pot dish and it can be made almost mess-free when you buy already made ingredients like already washed and cut carrots, leek and chopped onions. I am not sure if I can say that this soup is a lazy man’s dish. Interestingly, this spicy soup can be very filling as well, especially when you have it with some hot-buttered bread roll. Under 30 minutes, with few ingredients, a blender or an immersion blender, you’ll have yourself a yummy, spicy and healthy soup.

What is in my soup


Sun-dried tomatoes, this is optional but I highly recommend it




Broth or stock

salt and pepper

Smoked paprika

How to make Carrot leek soup

First, you saute the leek and onion in some hot oil. Then you add the chopped carrots, sundried tomatoes, herbs, salt and pepper and continue to stir fry for another few minutes. Cover the sauteed vegetable with broth, leave to simmer for some few more minutes and blitz with a hand blender (immersion blender)  or in an actual blender. See very easy soup recipe and it’s ready in 30 minutes. Perfect comfort food the whole family would enjoy.

This soup can be made without stock (broth), simply skip this and use water instead. Stir in some roasted garlic for more depth and flavour

How to make carrot leek soup

Thick and creamy healthy carrot leek soup served in a white bowl and garnished with fresh thyme. Ready to be eaten with a crusty bread roll on the side
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4.7 from 13 votes

Easy Carrot Leek Soup

Thick and creamy healthy carrot leek soup, ready in 30 minutes flavourful and very delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: carrot leek soup, carrot soup, easy carrot soup
Servings: 6
Author: Ajoke| My Active Kitchen


  • 600g carrot peeled and washed
  • 200g leek sliced and rinsed
  • 1 small onion chopped about 1/2 cup
  • 4 sundried tomatoes optional
  • 600 ml chicken stock/water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chilli flakes or use according to preference
  • Fresh thyme few springs substitute with 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil any type of oil would do too
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika


  • Place a large pot on medium high heat, add the oil and heat for about a minute
  • Add sliced leek and onions to the oil and stir till it's  translucent but not browned (this should only be for about 3 minutes)
  • Add sliced carrot to the above and continue to stir for another minute, add sun dried tomatoes, chilli flakes, paprika and thyme and stir to combine.
  • Add chicken broth/stock, stir to combine and cover with the lid and leave it to simmer for about 20 minutes or until carrot is soft and fork can go through easily.
  • Turn off the heat, use an immersion blender to puree the mixture or leave to cool and then puree in a blender.
  • Check for salt and seasoning and adjust accordingly. Serve the carrot leek soup with some more fresh thyme and hot-buttered dinner roll or any other crusty bread of choice. Enjoy x


How to store carrot soup

  • Carrot leek soup will stay up to 3 days in the fridge, I have never had to freeze this soup so I can't say how long it could store for but I am sure it should keep a while in the freezer.
  • Add more water or stock if the soup is too thick

There you have it lovelies, easy spicy carrot leek soup. I would like to hear back from you if you make this carrot leek soup. Leave me a comment or share a photo with me on Instagram

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  1. 5 stars
    Made it. Fabulous! Whole family loved it. Didn’t have sundried tomato and only had a teeny bit of thyme. So I added a bunch of dill. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. 5 stars

    Loved this carrot/leek combination! I inverted quantities i.e. more leek and less carrot (cuz I had to get rid of carrots before going on a long weekend). Thank you for sharing!!

  3. Making it now … smells delicious, I used smoked paprika but does anyone know the amount? Thanks

  4. Amanda Mason

    5 stars
    LOVING the addition of the sun dried tomatoes!! That’s one of my favorite ingredients ever!! Love this write up…now a bowl right now!!

  5. I totally live off soups this time of year, and while I have a go-to carrot ginger soup I love to make, the idea of carrot leek sounds just as good!

  6. 5 stars
    Carrots and leeks were grown to be together, in my opinion -so, this recipe is speaking my language! I love the added sun-dried tomatoes! The flavors going on in this soup are AMAZING! 🙂

  7. Beautiful combo to have in a soup. it’s 40 degrees where I am from atm so super hot, not really soup weather lol. However, in the winter i would be all over this.

  8. 5 stars
    I loved this carrot soup!!! It was so delicious!!!! And super easy to make!

  9. 5 stars
    I love the spin you put on the normal carrot soup with sun dried tomatoes and chilies ! I never had a liking for carrot soup as they always tasted so sweet. This soup is right up my alley!

  10. I love love carrot soup. So nourishing and hearty. But low cal. Whata deal.

  11. 5 stars
    Love that it is a 30-minute meal and that you add sundried tomatoes. So cool!

  12. 5 stars
    I just love soup and trying out new ones! This carrot leek soup looks divine! Love how fresh, easy and fast it is to make too! 🙂

  13. 5 stars
    This looks like the perfect weather for soup season! So creamy and comforting, it looks so thick and full of flavor!

  14. 5 stars
    I love the flavor combination of carrots and leeks! Your soup looks so flavorful, thick and delicious. Not to mention the outstanding color! Great recipe!

  15. 5 stars
    This is such a great recipe for an easy weeknight meal! My kids love carrots, I bet they would totally dig this soup! I look forward to making it soon 🙂

    • Thank you Aleta. It was a great hit with my children too, although my eldest wouldn’t eat raw carrot and I have tried all I could. I was happy when she took this on and even asked for more helpings.


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