I had to come up with a low FODMAP soup that was super satisfying, warming and easy to make (it is also gluten-free). Cause it gets cold in LA (ok I’m a baby now and 50 is cold) and cold weather definitely calls for soup. Problem is, so many soups call for onion and garlic and with a sensitive tummy, I know I had to get a little creative. Of course, a little bit of cheese didn’t hurt as well, plus the creaminess from the starch of the potatoes is to die for!
For FODMAPPers – Did you know that cream cheese is safe at 40g or 2 tablespoons? There are 2 tablespoons of cream cheese per serving of this soup.
So grab these ingredients and spend a few minutes whipping up this super-satisfying cream cheese potato soup.
Are you getting hungry yet? I know I am just typing this all up, enjoy!
- Double this recipe to have leftovers for a family of four
- Be creative with your toppings. You could try shredded cheddar, bacon, chives, green onion, crackers or maybe a splash of hot sauce?
- For a less chunky soup, mash all the potato pieces
- Try different stocks, I use a low FODMAP vegetarian stock but you could also do chicken or possibly seafood
- 1.5 tablespoons garlic infused oil (if not low FODMAP use a clove of garlic)
- ¼ cup sliced green onion (green parts only if low FODMAP)
- ¼ teaspoon white pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4 cups stock (I use San Elk low FODMAP vegetarian stock a 6 teaspoons to 4 cups water)
- 4 potatoes peeled and diced
- 1 bay leaf
- ¼ teaspoon asafoetida powder (optional)
- 4 ounces cream cheese in chunks (I use whipped cream cheese)
- Optional toppings: shredded cheese, green onions, bacon etc.
- Heat garlic oil on medium heat (or oil) and saute green onions (add garlic if not low FODMAP) until soft. Mix in pepper and salt.
- Add stock, potatoes and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
- Discard bay leaf. Take a potato masher and mash the soup a few times. This will release the starch from the potatoes and add to the creaminess and thickness of the soup.
- Reduce heat to low and add the cream cheese. Stir lightly to mix in cheese until smooth.
- Remove from heat, add to bowls and ad optional toppings.
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