Recipe by Stephanie Garcia
"A thick hearty soup that's truly low fat, and packed with flavor. Quick and easy to make, this is a very satisfying meal. You won't believe it's not fattening!"
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1 (16 ounce) package
frozen loose-pack hash brown potatoes with onion and peppers
2 (10.5 ounce) cans
fat-free chicken broth
1 (2.5 ounce) package
fat free country-style gravy mix
chopped green onion for topping
shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
Holy cow, Stephanie. You outdid yourself on this one. I can hardly believe that so few ingredients are capable of turning out a soup with the rich and creamy taste that this soup has. It's a piece of cake to make and so amazingly good. It really tastes as if a master chef had prepared it for an upscale restaurant. I only have one caveat to share. I could not find the fat-free country style gravy mix. If anybody knows where this can be found or even what brand to look for, I would appreciate the help. I went to two different stores and still couldn't find the fat free stuff. So, I settled on Williams Brand Country Style Gravy Mix. For those of you that are nutritionally conscious, there are 15 fat calories per serving and 40 calories per serving in the package I used (37% of the gravy mix calories are fat calories). Though I'm not a dietician, with the no-fat potatoes and nearly fat-free chicken broth reducing the impact of the gravy mix's contribution to overall fat in the recipe, I suspect this is still an acceptable low-fat choice. Though I suppose you probably shouldn't have 2 1/2 large bowls like I just did. I couldn't help myself. Honest.
This was all right. I found it a bit bland so I spiced it up with extra salt, pepper, and a cajun-type seasoning. It is not a bad soup, but I probably won't make it again.
***** + more. I followed the recipe exactly the first time. Very good. Thick soup. Want a thinner soup; add milk. If you don't have time and want a very fast potato soup, this is the recipe. Have more time and want a better tasting soup, use fresh potatoes. The second time I used fresh cubed potatoes, sliced baby carrots, one stalk celery and a little parsley. Excellent. This soup would be very good served in a bread bowl. It is a very good tasting basic recipe that you can make your own. The secret ingredient is the country gravy mix. If you don't like onion and red pepper for the original recipe, use hash browns without the onion and pepper for the fast version. Don't like carrots or celery for the fresh potato version, don't add. You could also add ham or cooked crumbled bacon at the end and warm through. I have been looking for a good potato soup without cheese for quite some time. I finally found it. If you want, you could add cheese to this soup also and it would be very good. Like I said, this is a very good basic soup that you can tweak to your own liking. Thank you Stephanie.
This was great! Very filling! I didn't have any of the frozen hash browns, so I just used fresh potatoes, bell pepper, and onion, measuring out the 16 ounces total. It added a little time for chopping, but it worked out great. I did add a little parsley and some pepper and used fat free cheddar and chives since that's what I had. I will make it again soon!
This soup is great. I added extra onion flakes and garlic powder for more flavor. I also used a gravy mix with pepper. Compliments to Stephanie.
This was quick and easy! The peppers and onion in the frozen potatoes give it a nice flavor and the pepper in the gravy mix seasons it perfectly! We had it without the green onions and cheese and it was thick and delicious. I would make this again with no changes.
I loved this soup, the country gravy really made it unique. I used regular because I could not find fat free. I used a larger bag of hash browns and i think next time i would add more chicken broth and another gravy packet. I also plan on adding some diced ham next time I make it.
This soup is great low-fat meal. It is very filling, and cheap to make. Spice it up to your liking, but either way you won't beleive the low amount of calories, for all of the flavor you get.
2 thumbs up!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Reduced Fat Potato Soup
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 135
** Calories from Fat: 16
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