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Super Potato Soup

Super Potato Soup
Super Potato Soup
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


5 c. of cubed potatoes, boiled and drained (canned potatoes or leftover boiled, baked or mashed potatoes can be used)

1 1/2 Tbsp. butter

1 c. onion, chopped

1/2 c. red bell pepper, chopped

1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chicken broth, reduced sodium

1 c. nonfat milk (or more for a thinner soup)

1 c. frozen peas, thawed

1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

4 slices American cheese

Salt and additional pepper (to taste)

Optional garnishes (shredded cheese, sliced green onion, bacon bits)


Prepare potatoes. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onion and red pepper and cook until softened. Stir in the broth and heat to a boil. Add milk, potatoes, peas, salt and pepper. Add cheese slices. Continue heating and stir about two minutes until cheese melts. Garnish each bowl with shredded cheese, sliced green onion and bacon bits as desired.

Makes six servings. Without added salt or garnishes, each serving has 250 calories, 9 grams (g) fat, 12 g protein, 33 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber and 570 milligrams sodium.

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