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Creamy Potato Soup


Creamy Potato Soup

6 (1 cup) servings; 100 mg. sodium per serving

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter or healthy oil
1 cup chopped onion
3 cups potato water*
4 cups (about 1-1/2 pounds) peeled and diced russet potatoes
1 cup diced carrot (1/2 inch pieces)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper with garlic and onion
1 (12 oz) can evaporated low fat (2%) milk
1-1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch

Prep. Instructions

1. Combine pepper, rosemary, thyme and lemon pepper in a bowl.
2. Have all other ingredients on hand.

Cooking Instructions

1. Heat butter or oil in a stockpot over medium low heat. Add onions. Cook, stirring often, until onions are tender, about 5 minutes.

2. Add potato water, potatoes, carrot and spice mixture. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then turn down to simmer. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are very soft.

3. Using a potato masher or fork, gently mash potatoes until they are dissolved. Add evaporated milk. Stir to combine.

4. Continue to cook on simmer for 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not boil the soup.

5. Combine cornstarch with 2 Tablespoons liquid from the soup. Stir until smooth. Add to the soup. Stir until the soup has thickened. Serve.

*Save the water when potatoes are boiled for other recipes. Potato water adds a richer potato taste to the soup, and is lower in sodium than broths. - Copyright © 2022 Judy Reynolds