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Creamy Potato Soup

 
One serving costs about $1.51

$1.51 per serving

4 people like this recipe

4 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 fall,winter,gluten-free,gluten free soup,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:58%

Spoonacular Score: 58%

 

Creamy Potato Soup might be just the main course you are searching for. This gluten free recipe serves 6 and costs $1.51 per serving. One serving contains 547 calories, 14g of protein, and 19g of fat. 4 people found this recipe to be flavorful and satisfying. Autumn will be even more special with this recipe. If you have salt and pepper, onion, garlic, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately approximately 45 minutes. It is brought to you by Foodista. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 58%. Similar recipes include Creamy Potato Soup, Creamy Potato Soup, and Creamy Potato Soup.

Ingredients

Servings:
12 medium
12 medium russet potatoes
russet potatoes
1 medium
1 medium diced onion
diced onion
1 clove
1 clove garlic
garlic
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps butter
butter
32 oz
32 oz chicken broth
chicken broth
2 cups
2 cups half & half
half & half
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
some
some shredded cheddar cheese
shredded cheddar cheese
some
some bacon
bacon
some
some green onions
green onions
some
some sour cream
sour cream
12 medium russet potatoes
12 medium
russet potatoes
1 medium diced onion
1 medium
diced onion
1 clove garlic
1 clove
garlic
3 Tbsps butter
3 Tbsps
butter
32 oz chicken broth
32 oz
chicken broth
2 cups half & half
2 cups
half & half
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
some shredded cheddar cheese
some
shredded cheddar cheese
some bacon
some
bacon
some green onions
some
green onions
some sour cream
some
sour cream

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
blender
blender
sauce pan
sauce pan
blender
blender


Instructions

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter and add onions; saut in the butter until the onions are translucent; add the garlic and stir a couple of times, then immediately stir in the chicken broth. Add potatoes, (add water if needed to barely cover potatoes) bring to a boil and reduce to a medium boil and cook until potatoes are tender (about 20-25 minutes). Add the half and half and bring to a low boil and continue cooking for an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste. For a smoother soup, you may blend with a stick blender or mash with the back of a spoon while stirring.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.51
Ingredient
12 mediums russet potatoes
1 medium diced onion
1 clove garlic
3 tablespoons butter
32 ounces chicken broth
2 cups half & half
some shredded cheddar cheese
some bacon
some green onions
some sour cream
Price
$3.41
$0.24
$0.07
$0.36
$2.92
$1.31
$0.32
$0.28
$0.04
$0.08
$9.03

Tips

Health Tips

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • Since most of its calories come from fat, sour cream has a bad reputation for being an unhealthy food. However, fat is an important part of the diet and studies suggest people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who reach for reduced fat products. That said, fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, so if you are counting calories to lose weight, you might want to try substituting greek yogurt for some of the sour cream in recipes that call for a lot of it.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you have too much bacon (is this even possible?) you can freeze individual slices by laying them between sheets of wax paper. Even better, you can put them on a single sheet of wax paper and roll the paper in such a way that you can just unroll it later and remove however many slices you want.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

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Green Tips

  • Did you know you can freeze shredded cheese? If you don't finish it up, don't throw it out!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
546 Calories
14g Protein
19g Total Fat
83g Carbs
16% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
546
27%

Fat
19g
29%

  Saturated Fat
11g
71%

Carbohydrates
83g
28%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
53mg
18%

Sodium
747mg
33%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
14g
28%

Vitamin B6
1mg
78%

Potassium
2050mg
59%

Vitamin C
37mg
45%

Manganese
0.77mg
39%

Phosphorus
371mg
37%

Magnesium
111mg
28%

Vitamin B3
5mg
27%

Vitamin B1
0.4mg
27%

Copper
0.5mg
25%

Fiber
5g
24%

Iron
4mg
23%

Calcium
195mg
20%

Vitamin B2
0.31mg
18%

Folate
67µg
17%

Vitamin B5
1mg
16%

Zinc
2mg
13%

Vitamin K
11µg
11%

Vitamin A
542IU
11%

Selenium
4µg
7%

Vitamin B12
0.4µg
7%

Vitamin E
0.52mg
3%

Vitamin D
0.32µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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