Cold winter weather calls for a warm, rich soup loaded with vegetables like this lightened Creamy Potato Soup.
There are so many things that I adore about this soup especially how many vegetables it has like carrots, celery, onions, garlic, and (obviously) potatoes. Many traditional potato soups skip those first 4 veggies and only go with potatoes. The dietitian and mom in me is nodding and smiling in approval because I am always trying to add more vegetables to just about anything and everything I make. (Mom confession: we STRUGGLE to get veggies in the girls!)
I doubled the carrots, celery, and onion in my recipe for a bigger boost of nutrition but kept the same amount of potatoes (both Russet and Yukon Gold). Oh, and just a quick note on the potatoes….russet potatoes are very starchy, white and fluffy. They absorb a lot of moisture and usually don’t hold their shape in soups (making them a good thickener). Yukon Gold are a medium starch potato and are waxier. This means they’ll likely hold their shape. Plus, they have a thin skin so you don’t need to peel.
But, even better than finding a way to add more vegetables is just how easy it is to make it an extremely rich and creamy soup by using fairlife ultra-filtered 2% milk. Thanks to its one of a kind filtration process, fairlife boosts the natural protein and calcium in milk and reduces the sugar. Plus, it is lactose-free which is a huge bonus for people who are unable to eat cream-based soups. Potato soup often calls for butter, cream, and/or half and half to make it rich but fairlife ultra-filtered 2% milk was all I needed to make it completely luscious. Couple the creaminess of the milk with a broth + flour slurry to thicken the soup and we have a winner!
Cold winter weather calls for a warm, rich soup packed with veggies like this lightened Creamy Potato Soup.