How Can I Make Pureed Soups Without a Blender?

How Can I Make Pureed Soups Without a Blender?

Emma Christensen
Nov 14, 2014
(Image credit: Faith Durand)

Q: I was introduced to the wonders of carrot soups during college and would love to make some myself! Unfortunately, every carrot soup recipe I come across seems to require a blender, which I don't have (and purchasing one is not in the budget). How can I make tasty carrot and squash soups without one?

Would grating the carrots before putting them in the soup be a good substitute? This also applies to pumpkin/squash soups.

Sent by Laurel

Editor: Laurel, I know you said that a blender isn't in the budget but have you considered a stick blender? They tend to be much less expensive than an upright blender. This one from Cuisinart (a reader favorite!) is only $35 and I've seen it go on sale for even less. A Christmas present request, perhaps? It's going to be tough to make a creamy soup without some kind of tool like that. You can, however, use a potato masher to start breaking down the cooked vegetables to a point.

Readers, any other non-blender ideas?

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