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Recipe: Potato soup with apples and brie cheese

Recipe: Potato soup with apples and brie cheese

Potato soup with apples and brie cheese — one of many healthy recipes from Mayo Clinic.

Instead of heavy cream, this potato soup uses fat-free evaporated milk for its creamy base. This substitution alone cuts out 107 calories, 22 grams of fat and 77 milligrams of cholesterol a serving. This soup is an excellent source of potassium, calcium and vitamin C.


Directions

Spray a soup pot with cooking spray. Add the onion, leeks and 4 of the 5 apples. Saute over medium heat until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the chicken broth, bay leaf, and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaf. Turn off heat and set the mixture aside.

While the broth mixture is cooking, combine the evaporated milk and potatoes in a separate saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir frequently. Pour the potato mixture into the soup pot. Stir to mix evenly.

In a blender or food processor, puree the soup in batches until smooth, adding the pieces of brie cheese while pureeing. Return the pureed batch to the soup pot and heat until warmed through. Ladle into individual bowls and garnish with thin slices of apple. Serve immediately.


Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced leeks (whites only)
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and quartered, plus 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced thinly, for garnish
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups fat-free evaporated milk
  • 6 small potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 4 ounces brie cheese, cut into small cubes

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Dairy
Fats 
Fruits1/2 
Grains 
Meat 
Nuts_Seeds_Drybeans 
Sweets 
Vegetables
Diabetes
Fats 
Freefoods 
Fruits1/2 
Meat1/2 
Milk1/2 
NonStarchyVegetables
Starches 
Sweets 
HWP
Carbs
Fats 
Protein Dairy
Sweets 
Vegetables 
NutrientAnalysis
Calcium 
Calories248 
Carbohydrate40 g 
Cholesterol18 mg 
Fiber5 g 
Monounsaturatedfat1 g 
Potassium 
Protein13 g 
Saturatedfat3 g 
ServingsizeAbout 2 cups 
Sodium198 mg 
TotalFat4 g 

2011-02-01

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