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Cream of Vegetable Soup

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

11 servings

The good news about Vicki Kamstra's slimmed-down soup is traveling fast. "I belong to an RV club and have passed on this recipe to 30 other women," she says from Spokane, Washington.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped sweet onions
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1 large head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • Fresh basil

Directions

  1. In Dutch oven, saute the onions, carrots and celery in oil until onions are tender. Add potatoes and cauliflower; saute 5-6 minutes longer. Add the broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Let stand until cool.
  2. Puree vegetable mixture in a blender or food processor in batches. Return all to the pan. Stir in cream; heat through. (Do not boil.) Garnish with fresh basil.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 132 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 773mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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