Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in pre-shredded cheese. Serve with a gluten-free roll.


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Traditionally the potatoes in a classic potato soup were always peeled, but we think it's best to cook with the skins on. Easier, better for you, and more flavorful.

You can use this as a base for adding other flavors. Smoked gouda, for instance, will add a bit of fat and calories but oh so much flavor, and that touch of elegance that makes it great for an informal dinner party. Adding other veggies works as well – a bit of carrot or celery can take this in subtle but lovely new directions.


Classic Potato Soup

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 2 cups soup as a main course

Cooking Time: 75 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and makes great leftovers.

Serve with Healthy Caesar Salad or Roasted Beet and Fennel Salad or Spaghetti Squash Salad or Zucchini Salad or another salad of your choice.

Classic Potato Soup


Place the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Add the diced onion and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the potatoes and stir and the 5 cups of water. Stir.  

Increase the heat until the water begins to boil and then reduce to medium-low so that the soup is simmering.

Cook for about 50 minutes until the potatoes are soft. Stir occasionally.

Turn off the heat and let the soup cool slightly.

Allow it to stand for about 5 minutes and then stir in the milk, salt and pepper.

When ready to serve, reheat the soup gently.

Serve in bowls garnished with 1 ounce of cheddar cheese per serving and sprinkle with green onions.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 cups soup as a main course

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 309 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 9%
    Saturated Fat 4g 20%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 352mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 17%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 14g
Vitamin K 18mcg