Saturday, January 18, 2014

Cream of Vegetable Soup

Here is another veggie soup to warm you. This recipe is my low carb, low fat version of peasant soup. My favorite person in the world and his family makes a peasant soup with potatoes, leeks and other veggies including spinach. It is absolutely delicious but has a lot of butter and cream. I decided to make it using cauliflower instead of potatoes. I also added chicken broth and eliminated most of the butter and cream. Here I garnished with cream but I find it delicious without. This is a great starter soup. It makes a lot, I love having it around for a warm snack. I love the fresh vegetable flavor and the white pepper. The white pepper is another unique flavor my soup has in common with peasant soup. Delicious!

Cream of Vegetable Soup
Makes 4 quarts, Serves: 8


2 Leeks, cleaned and sliced
1 onion, chopped
2 medium heads of Cauliflower, chopped
1 Carrot, peeled and chopped
1 Celery rib, chopped
4 cups low sodium, fat free Chicken Broth
Water to cover
2 tsp salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp White Pepper, or to taste
3 Tbsp. of light Butter
2 cups baby spinach leaves


Cover first five ingredients with chicken broth and water. Add salt and pepper. Cover and cook until vegetables are tender. Chop spinach. Add butter and spinach to veggies. Blend with a stick blender until creamy but so that you still see bits of spinach. You can use a blender too, just blend in batches. Serve hot, but it is not bad cold.

Nutritional Information per serving*: Calories 90.4, Total Fat 2.3 g, Saturated Fat 0.8 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g, Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g, Cholesterol 1.9 mg, Sodium 565 mg, Potassium 569.3 mg, Total Carbohydrate 14.4 g, Dietary Fiber 5.0 g, Sugars 2.6 g, Protein 5.3 g.
WW P+ 2

*Information from the Sparkrecipes calculator. NI may vary depending on the brand or size of the ingredients used to prepare it.

Linking to:
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Anyonita Nibbles: Tasty Tuesdays
Buns In My Oven: What's Cookin' Wednesday
Turnips 2 Tangerines: Four Seasons Blog Hop
It's Your Life: Tuesdays with a Twist
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday


  1. Your soup looks wonderful, I love creamy soups! Plus it's such a great way to get lots of vegetables in!

  2. Hi Denise,
    We just love Vegetable Soup and your Cream of Vegetable Soup looks fantastic, we will really enjoy it. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  3. Creamy soups are my favorite and I like that all you've used here is a stick blender (no cream!). Thank you for linking, Denise.


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