Soup

Quick Potato Soup

  • Ready Time: 30min
    1 Review
  • Prep Time: 15min
    Cook Time: 15min
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Serves: 4
    Prep Method: Boiled
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Description

If requiring a gluten-free recipe for this potato soup, check the label of the indicated (*) recipe ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups stock or reduced-sodium broth*
  • 1 1/4 lbs. white potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size cubes
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup fat-free half and half or milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme or Italian seasoning*
  • Sea salt or garlic salt to taste
  • Sea salt or garlic salt to taste Freshly ground pepper to taste

Preparation
Prep Time: 15min | Cook Time: 15min

  1. Bring broth to a boil in a large saucepan.
  2. Chop vegetables while broth is heating, then add to saucepan.
  3. Return to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  4. Let cool slightly, then puree until smooth, or until soup is desired consistency.
  5. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook for 5 minutes more.

Variations

Broccoli, Chicken and Cheddar Soup

  1. Stir 1 cup each: small broccoli flowerettes, diced cooked chicken and reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese into hot soup.
  2. Cook for 5 minutes more.

Nutritional analysis per serving without skins:
Calories: 340, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 590mg, Potassium: 309mg, Carbohydrates: 42g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 22g, Vitamin A: 60%, Vitamin C: 90%, Calcium: 50%, Iron: 10%

Potato Corn Chowder Soup

  1. Increase broth to 2 1/2 cups and stir in 1 1/2 cups frozen corn (thawed) and 3/4 cup diced ham.
  2. Simmer for 20 minutes, then press potatoes against the side of the pan with the back of a wooden spoon to break up and thicken soup.
  3. Reduce fat-free half and half to 1/2 cup and add shredded Parmesan cheese.

Nutritional analysis per serving without skins:

Calories: 340, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Trans Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 520mg, Potassium: 335mg, Carbohydrates: 49g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 21g, Vitamin A: 45%, Vitamin C: 60%, Calcium: 15%, Iron: 10%

Chunky Potato Minestrone Soup

  1. Increase broth to 3 cups.
  2. Reduce potatoes to 1/2 lb. and increase carrots to two.
  3. Omit half and half and instead stir in 2 cups prepared pasta sauce and 1/2 cup canned white beans with the vegetables; simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutritional analysis per serving without skins:
Calories: 230, Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 710mg, Potassium: 390mg, Carbohydrates: 42g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 15 g, Protein: 10g, Vitamin A: 80%, Vitamin C: 30%, Calcium: 4%, Iron: 8%

Nutrition

Calories220
Fat1.5g
Sodium340mg
Cholesterol5
Vitamin C60%
Fiber3g
Protein9g
Potassium205mg

1 Review

Kay Smith 7 months ago

All of these soups are delicious and easy to prepare after work. Good, hearty Winter dinner with some bread or a...Read Full Review

Kay Smith 7 months ago

All of these soups are delicious and easy to prepare after work. Good, hearty Winter dinner with some bread or a salad, and easy to double or triple this recipe for a crowd.

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