Cream of Potato Soup

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 4 Ratings
Serves: 6
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2 large russet potatoes
3 c nonfat milk
1 c vegetable broth
1 medium yellow onion finely chopped
1/2 tsp celery salt
1 tsp nature's seasonings
1/2 c nonfat sour cream
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
1/4 c chopped green onion

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Joyce Lilly Recipe
Lightly Salted
Conneaut, OH (pop. 12,841)
Member Since Mar 2012
Joyce's notes for this recipe:
Recipe from Susan Powter's low-fat recipe book C'mon America Let's Eat. This book was published on or around 1996 when I first began cooking. One of my favorite soup recipes. Very easy to make.

Sometimes I'll add 1 cup of sour cream in the recipe vice 1/2 cup. It makes the soup oh so creamy and delicious! I'll also puree the all of the potatoes with the vegetable broth if I don't want the soup to have chunky potatoes. Enjoy!

P.S. Susan wasn't specifc in her recipe book as to which onion to use in the soup. I've always used yellow onion and it worked out well.
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In a pot, combine potatoes, milk, broth, yellow onion, celery salt, and Nature's Seasonsings. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until potatoes are tender. Remove from heat. Take half of the potatoes and broth and puree in a blender until smooth. Return to the pan and stir in sour cream. Serve sprinkled with parsley and green onions.
Serving Size: 9 1/2 ounces
Servings per Recipe: 6
Calories: 125
Total Fat: 0.544 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.173 grams
From Susan's Book:

Fab Ideas
This is so thick and creamy that it can easily be a main course with a salad and some fab dinner rolls.

Or you can always maintain the tradition of the fancy soup before the meal with this.

Be as fancy schmancy as it gets just by adding two chopped sauteed leeks (white part only) and, bingo, you've got vichyssoise.

We should change the name of this soup to Versatile Cream of Potato Soup because if you add one cup of chopped spinach (squeeze the juice out of the spinach first) and blend with a squeeze of lemon, you've got cream of spinach soup.

Last but not least, on the most versatile soup on the planet, your Cream of Potato Soup is a perfect base for other vegetable soups, Add chopped steamed veggies, and what do you think you have? Sure, vegetable chowder!!!!

The Amazing Cream of Potato Soup.

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user Jean Campbell gwashington1961 - Mar 29, 2012
Hi, Joyce. This is so fabulous. You are absolutely right-this is a great base for a whole lot of other soups &/or chowders.

Thanks for sharing. LOL :-)
user Jean Campbell gwashington1961 - Mar 29, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Joyce Lilly susiesays - Mar 29, 2012
Thanks Jean! Glad to know that you and your family liked the recipe!
user Karen Wisler karenwisler - Oct 13, 2012
Just the recipe I was looking for!
My husband loves potato soup so I wanted a good,basic and yummy one.
user Michele Stoddard shellstarr - Nov 2, 2012
I bet you could use plain greek yogurt instead of the sour cream too. It would be a great addition of protein.

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