Does anyone have a recipe for a healthier version of potato soup? Prefer that it not contain any canned products.

By momhargrave Latest Reply 2010-10-08 10:36:42 -0500
Started 2010-10-02 14:32:58 -0500

Recipe for Potato Soup

10 replies

CaliKo 2010-10-07 14:48:08 -0500 Report

I was posting my Sweet Potato soup recipe in the soups section, and noticed a recipe titled: Low-Fat potato Soup. Maybe that one will work for you. Boy, there are a lot of good-sounding soup recipes here, and we are coming up on the perfect weather to enjoy them! Thanks to everyone that's posted soup recipes.

GabbyPA 2010-10-08 10:36:42 -0500 Report

Our recipe section is really good. I have not used it much lately, but need to find some new ones to add to the ones I use already. There are so many yummy ones that are usually pretty good for us.

momhargrave 2010-10-06 07:35:17 -0500 Report

Sounds good, excepted I'm the only one in the house that likes sweet potatoes. Thought the cauliflour sounded good to but we cant grow it here. It really smarts when you must live on a grocery budget like mine.

CaliKo 2010-10-05 16:26:12 -0500 Report

Are you interested in a Sweet Potato Soup recipe with these stats:
Per serving : 291 Calories; 16 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 8 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 30 g Carbohydrates; 10 g Protein; 6 g Fiber; 474 mg Sodium; 1011 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

qnmimi 2010-10-04 00:28:10 -0500 Report

The cauliflower soup recipe looks really nummy, and if you wanted, you could thin this with fat free half and half, and skim milk instead of regular half and half. If you wanted variety…add the blenderized cooked potato, and substitute home-made ham broth…I love the idea of keeping the bulk of the soup vegie…super low carbs! I've always boiled potatos in chicken broth..about one potato per person, covered with broth, boil till mushy, puree, thin with cream, add salt and pepper, onion and celery, cook until vegies tender, and serve. Have used ham broth for variety(but have to lower added salt) Cheese optional!!

GabbyPA 2010-10-03 08:03:33 -0500 Report

Cauliflower is the great pretender for a potato substitute. Always drain it well and only cook it tender crisp. That prevents it from being watery. I use it to replace rice as well. It is a magic extender for many things. It hides well, and most times, my family doesn't even know.

Here is one I use for the winter often.

I also have a bit of variation on this one
I use the basic recipe, add velveeta cheese and some diced ham. When I do that one, I do add a few yukon gold potatoes to it, to thicken it up some. I always have to make a double batch of it, as the family loves it.

momhargrave 2010-10-03 08:53:04 -0500 Report

Thank you. I would have to do without the velvetta most likely. We try no to use to many processed foods. I have a small grocery budget and a large family. And these items are saved for rare spell occasions.

GabbyPA 2010-10-03 15:46:16 -0500 Report

You can use any other type of cheese, but you want one that won't melt and be greasy. Goat cheese or cream cheese will do the same thing. It is a different taste, but creamy just the same.

I have to admit, velveeta for cooking is one of my vices. It actually is not as bad as you think, if you read the ingredients. I was shocked actually. I use it in casseroles a lot for the family. I can get away with meatless meals if I use cheese in it for them. Sometimes they don't even notice I don't have any meat in the dish. Mission accomplished! LOL