Welcome to my Morphy Richards Carrot & Swede soup maker creamy soup. This is a delicious winter soup made with two of my favourite winter vegetables. Add to this a creamy texture along with freshly cooked bread and I am there every time.
During the backend of the Christmas sales I mentioned to Dominic that we needed a soup maker upgrade as ours was well past its use by life. It had been battered and bruised with a lot of daily soup both for us and for our baby girl.
So Dominic got himself on his app on his phone and before I had time to blink he had a new soup maker ordered for us and on the way via Amazon.
This time though it would be more for our son than our daughter. She is just over 2 years old and loves her solids now and her life on vegetable soup seems a distant memory. But our cute little boy has just turned five months and he is ready for his journey onto blended vegetables and I am sure this soup maker too will get a lot of use over the next 2 years.
But where would you start with introducing your baby onto vegetables? What soup would you start with that you would remember and love and that didn’t cry out as boring baby food?
Well it had to be delicious carrot and swede. A staple on the Christmas dinner side dish menu and perfect cooked together as a soup.
Plus if like us you are cooking for a baby (like us) then you can make it like baby food, take your baby supply out and then finish cooking and season what is left over for you.
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Peel your carrots and swede and dice them into small chunks.
Place 1600ml of water into the bottom of the soup maker along with the chunks of carrot and swede.
Cook for 28 minutes on the chunky soup setting.
When it is cooked you will find that you have quite a lot of liquid. This is okay as it makes the vegetables very tender and gives you some spare vegetable stock that you can then use for something else.
Remove 400ml of your stock from the soup maker using a ladle and then mix well so that everything is covered in water but doesn’t feel too wet.
Add all your seasonings, blend and then serve.
It is always a good idea to have less liquid than too much. Too much liquid can result in a soup that tastes like dishwasher water.
Its always better to use smaller chunks in your soup if you want to eventually blend it as otherwise the blender function takes ages.
Because we were also serving our son what we did was we blended it, took out his portion and then seasoned it for us.
We sat in the kitchen with our son. He was sat on my lap as Dominic spooned in a baby spoon of carrot and swede soup into his small but eager mouth. He soon realised it was not as delicious as the gluten free baby rice he had the day before, but he ate it without spitting all of it back out.
It took a while to get 8 small spoonfuls of carrot and swede soup (mixed with breast milk) into his super tiny mouth. But we got there and it felt like we had won one for the parents. After having such a fussy daughter that refused pretty much anything it made a change to remind ourselves how easy boys are to cater for.
We are now looking forward to more and more Jorge friendly soups that are going to be served up for dinner over the coming weeks and months.
Morphy Richards Soup & Smoothie Maker
We made this recipe and nearly all our soup maker recipes that you see on this site using our Morphy Richards Soup Maker. It is an excellent cheap soup machine that is really easy to use and makes delicious soup.
As long as you don’t over fill it and don’t over do the water, then you will have delicious soup, just like the recipe above. We also use it as double up for creating baby food for our son Jorge. It also works well for making sauces with too such as a homemade tomato sauce.
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