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Low-Carb Faux Potato Soup

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a lower-carb version of potato soup that I created with my 7-year-old daughter for her mother. Both of my children, who eat healthy but can be notoriously picky, loved it. You are replacing potato with turnip, which makes this a very healthy and delicious low-carb, diabetic-friendly meal."
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1 h 45 m servings 132
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Place turnips in a pot and add water until covered by 3 to 4 inches; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring every 5 to 10 minutes, until soft, about 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat oil in the pot over medium heat. Add leeks and celery; cook and stir until slightly tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Blend leek mixture, 1 cup chicken stock, bacon, cornstarch, salt, and pepper in a food processor until smooth. Pour back into the pot.
  4. Blend half of the turnips and 1 cup chicken stock in the food processor until smooth; pour into the pot. Repeat with remaining turnips and 1 cup chicken stock.
  5. Pour remaining 1 cup chicken stock into the pot; stir in milk. Simmer, without boiling, until thickened, about 30 minutes. Ladle into bowls; garnish with green onions.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Some prefer to have completely liquid soup and some prefer more chunks. Adjust the amount of turnips you use according to your taste.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 132 calories; 4.8 19.4 3.9 7 983 Full nutrition

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Really liked this.. it makes a TON of soup so I tossed half in the freezer. I used greek yogurt and a bit of stock instead of milk... and turkey peppered bacon. Really guilt free!

I'm not a review writer. Have never written one before. But this darned soup turned out just fine and I followed the recipe as written. I was surprised. It just didn't sound right, but I kep...