This recipe for No Cream Creamy Celery Soup from Erren's Kitchen makes a low fat version of cream of celery soup that's not only low in calories, but it's delicious too!
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No Cream Creamy Celery Soup

Come home to a warming bowlful of this scrumptious, low-fat soup. Satisfying and simple to make, this homemade soup is a great a light dinner or a tasty lunch.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword celery, Creamy, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 189 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • 2 lbs fresh celery cleaned and chopped (see post for removing strings)
  • 1 qt chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 lb potatoes peeled the potato and cut it into quarters
  • a good handful of fresh parsley roughly chopped, including stems
  • salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Chop the celery into roughly the same-sized pieces, about an inch - 1.5 inches, Don't worry about precision as the soup is going to be puréed anyway. You just want it to cook evenly.

  2. In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat.  Add the onion and cook until soft.

  3. Add the garlic and cook another minute before adding the celery, stock potato and parsley.  Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.

  4. Cover, lower the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes or until the celery and potatoes are soft enough that they can easily pureed (But don't let them get too mushy).

  5. Remove the soup from heat and using a ladle, remove enough stock so that the celery is just covered by the remaining stock. Set the reserved stock aside.

  6. Remove some of the chopped celery with a slotted spoon (1-2 spoonfuls) and set aside.

  7. Purée the soup with a stick blender in the pot -  adding the reserved stock little by little until the soup reaches the desired consistency. 

  8. Add the reserved celery, mix to combine and serve hot.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have a stick blender, a food process or or blender would work just as well to puree the soup

Nutrition Facts
No Cream Creamy Celery Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 433mg 18%
Potassium 805mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 10.2%
Vitamin C 11.5%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.