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Roasted Pepper Potato Soup

I really enjoy potato soup, and this rich creamy version is different than most I've tried. I like its lemon and cilantro flavors, but you can adjust the ingredients to best suit your family's taste buds. --Hollie Powell of St. Louis, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, undrained and chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, drained
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute onions in oil until tender. Stir in the roasted peppers, chiles, cumin, salt and coriander. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in potatoes and broth; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in cilantro and lemon juice. Cool slightly. In a blender, process the cream cheese and half the soup until smooth. Return all to pan and heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 204 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 1154mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.

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