Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Forget everything you thought you knew about potato soup! This is the real deal: creamy, chunky and flavorful! Perfect for cool fall and winter days. High altitude tested.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 small rutabaga, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/8" rounds
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 (15 ounce) can reduced-fat chicken broth
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated skim milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives (optional)


  1. Combine first six ingredients in medium saucepan.
  2. Add sufficient water to cover vegetables, if necessary.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until vegetables are tender (about 10 minutes).
  4. Remove garlic clove.
  5. Add evaporated milk and spices.
  6. Simmer for 2-5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
  8. Garnish with chives, if desired.
Most Helpful

I followed this pretty well as is and I just did not get much in the way of flavour from it. It was very bland. Even after adding liquid heat to it, it still just did not have what I was looking for. Maybe it needs the full fat cream!!!

Tebo January 24, 2004

Made this soup with a few changes - added a turnip and three slices of cooked turkey bacon. Sprinkled a few cubes of bread and low-fat cheddar cheese on top just before serving. Fantastic mix of flavors. Thank you for posting this recipe. Made and enjoyed on a cold Michigan winter evening.

QueenBee49444 December 21, 2010