Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Creamy "Healthy" Potato Soup




I love Potato Soup, one of my favorite "comfort foods"! Unfortunately, my traditional recipe had too much sodium and butter, making it a "No-No" on my medically-advised, restricted diet. Try my new, healthier version: low-sodium, low-fat, and high flavor! It's easy, fast, and creamy delicious! Pass the crackers!


Creamy "Healthy" Potato Soup

Ingredients:

4 large or 5 medium white potatoes
water (enough to cover the potatoes in the pot)
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped sweet onions
2 tablespoons butter
32 oz. low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup 2% milk
1-1/2 cups potato flakes


Directions:

Peel and rinse potatoes. Cut into cubes. Put into a large cooking pot (at least 6 quart).  Add just enough water to cover the potatoes. 



Add 32 oz. of chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium or medium-high (to maintain a boil).


Meanwhile, combine chopped celery, chopped onions, and butter in a micro-proof glass bowl. Cover and cook on high in the microwave for about 8 minutes. 




Stir the celery and onions, and add them to the potatoes which are cooking in the large pot.




After potato mixture has cooked for a total of 20 minutes, add milk and potato flakes. Stir, and return to a boil. Cook for about 5 additional minutes, stirring constantly. Enjoy!


This soup is great as is, or you may add shredded cheese. Additional seasonings may be added, according to taste and diet.

With mozzarella cheese - creamy delicious!


Hungry? Try Creamy Potato Soup with a Grilled Cheese Sandwich!





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