Cream of Potato Soup might sound like an indulgence that you would never see on a healthy eating plan. But this healthy spin on the classic favorite is healthy and low in fat and calories, while still having that delicious thick and creamy quality.
Serving size: 1 cup | Calories: 246 | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fats: 1 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 4 mg | Sodium: 180 mg | Carbohydrates: 39 g | Dietary fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 5 g | Protein: 4 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup white onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 cups cubed red potatoes with peeling, scrubbed and rinsed
- 2 cups 2% milk, plus 2 tablespoons
- 2 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, snipped (optional 1 teaspoon dried rosemary)
- Salt, to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (use more if desired)
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional, use if you like some heat in your soup)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Add oil to a small skillet and sauté onion on medium low heat until tender, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and continue sauteing 1 additional minute. Add to slow cooker sauteed onion and garlic, 2 cups milk, the vegetable or chicken broth, rosemary, salt, black pepper, paprika and crushed red pepper flakes (if using), stir to combine. Add potatoes, cover and cook on low heat 6 to 8 hours.
- About 15 minutes before the end of cooking time, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons milk and stir until smooth. Add cornstarch and milk mixture to the slow cooker, stir to combine. Cover and allow sauce to continue cooking until thickened, about 10-15 minutes.
- Recommend using 4-6 quart slow cooker.
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