Winter Root Vegetable Soup

Winter Root Vegetable Soup

Winter Root Vegetable Soup

In New England, winter is the season of endless root vegetables. This is a delicious, warming soup to use some of them up! You can swap in whatever root vegetables you like and it’ll still work.
Course Soup
Keyword root vegetables, soup, stovetop, vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 283 kcal


  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 large celery root peeled and cubed
  • 1 large turnip peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken stock preferably homemade
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Thyme and rosemary
  • Parmesan rind optional
  • Aleppo pepper optional
  • crumbled bacon optional


  1. Melt the butter and add the olive oil to a large pot.
  2. Sautee onions and celery for about 10 minutes, adding salt (and pepper, if desired) halfway through. Onions and celery should be soft and beginning to brown

  3. Add the garlic, thyme, and rosemary and cook for another minute or two.
  4. Add the celery root, turnip, and carrots to the pot. Stir to combine and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add stock, the half lemon (don’t squeeze it), and the parmesan rind if using.
  6. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until root vegetables are easily pierced with a fork.
  7. Remove lemon half and parmesan rind.
  8. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup.
  9. Serve topped with a drizzle of olive oil or cream and a small squeeze of additional lemon juice if desired. Also delicious with Aleppo pepper and crumbled bacon on top!

Nutrition Facts
Winter Root Vegetable Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 647mg27%
Potassium 616mg18%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 13g26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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