Rustic Potato Soup with Cheddar and Green Onions

Enjoy the mouthwatering combination of potato, cheese and green onion in this delicious soup - ready in 35 minutes. Perfect veggie dinner!

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

3
cups water
2
pounds unpeeled russet potatoes
2
cups fat-free (skim) milk
2
teaspoons margarine or butter
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
16
medium green onions, finely chopped (1 cup)
1
cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1 Heat water to boiling in 4-quart Dutch oven. Meanwhile, cut potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes. Add potatoes to boiling water; return to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until tender.
  • 2 Drain potatoes well; reserve 2 cups potatoes. Place remaining potatoes (about 3 cups) in blender. Add 1 cup of the milk; cover and blend until smooth, adding additional milk if necessary. Return blended mixture to Dutch oven.
  • 3 Add reserved 2 cups potatoes, remaining 1 cup milk, the margarine, salt, pepper, 3/4 cup of the onions and 3/4 cup of the cheese to saucepan. Cook over medium heat 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until soup is hot and cheese is melted.
  • 4 To serve, spoon soup into 4 individual soup bowls. Top each with 1 tablespoon each of the remaining onions and cheese.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
670mg
670%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
40%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.