Roasted Harvest Soup

In this thick and creamy soup, root vegetables are roasted until caramelized to a sweet dark amber color, then puréed until smooth and creamy.

For me, the best part is topping it off with a salty combination of fresh walnut pesto and tangy goat cheese.



Roasted Harvest Soup

Marla Hingley
Root vegetables are roasted until caramelized to a sweet dark amber color, then puréed until smooth and creamy.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 8


  • 1 lb carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 lb parsnips peeled and chopped
  • 1 large leek white and light green parts only, chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 ripe pear peeled, cored and quartered
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp salt to taste
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 8 cups GF chicken broth
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ cup cream optional
  • 1/3 cup Walnut Pesto


  • ½ cup crumbled goat cheese optional


  • Place all vegetables and pear on baking sheet and drizzle with 3 Tbsp oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat, then bake at 425F for 45 minutes or until tender and golden brown (flip veggies half way through roasting).
  • Place everything into a food processor (or use an immersion blend in a large stock pot), and process until smooth. Add a bit of chicken stock if needed to make it easier to purée, then pour into a large stock pot.
  • Add remaining chicken stock and thyme and bring up to a boil and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Adjust to taste with salt and pepper, then stir in walnut pesto and cream, if desired.
  • To serve, top with some crumbled goat cheese.


Omit cream and cheese for a dairy free version.
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See also
Butternut Squash Soup


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  1. In the list of ingredients, it says ” 1 L GF Chicken Broth. What does the L stand for? Thank you, Jan

  2. I’m new at this Gluten Free cooking….
    I noticed GF chicken broth on a comment above.
    I’ve been using chicken stock my son purchases at Costco, thinking this was acceptable.
    Everything else that goes into my soups are GF…what am I missing, here? Chicken stock
    would have a gluten product used to make it ? Whatever for????

  3. Great question! Real chicken broth/stock, made from boiling down a chicken carcass is of course naturally gluten free. You can buy this from stores (possibly like the one you get from Costco). Although some people choose to make broth using the powdered or liquid concentrate bouillon – which some brands can contain gluten. So I put the GF on the ingredient, just so people are aware to make sure they have purchased a gluten free product.

  4. I really enjoy your recipes ..I would like to make a suggestion it would be great if you could include calories & carbohydrates…thanks & keep up the great work 🙂

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