Rating: 4.65 stars
57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A thick hearty soup that's truly low fat, and packed with flavor. Quick and easy to make, this is a very satisfying meal. You won't believe it's not fattening!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a stockpot or Dutch oven, combine the hash browns and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then turn heat to medium-low, and simmer for about 10 minutes.

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  • In a separate bowl, stir together the gravy mix and water. Stir the gravy mixture into the potatoes, and allow to simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and let stand for a few minutes before serving.

  • Serve hot topped with chopped green onions and grated cheese.

Nutrition Facts

135 calories; protein 9.5g; carbohydrates 21.4g; fat 1.7g; cholesterol 5mg; sodium 923.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (44)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2007
more. I followed the recipe exactly the first time. Very good. Thick soup. Want a thinner soup; add milk. If you don't have time and want a very fast potato soup this is the recipe. Have more time and want a better tasting soup use fresh potatoes. The second time I used fresh cubed potatoes sliced baby carrots one stalk celery and a little parsley. Excellent. This soup would be very good served in a bread bowl. It is a very good tasting basic recipe that you can make your own. The secret ingredient is the country gravy mix. If you don't like onion and red pepper for the original recipe use hash browns without the onion and pepper for the fast version. Don't like carrots or celery for the fresh potato version don't add. You could also add ham or cooked crumbled bacon at the end and warm through. I have been looking for a good potato soup without cheese for quite some time. I finally found it. If you want you could add cheese to this soup also and it would be very good. Like I said this is a very good basic soup that you can tweak to your own liking. Thank you Stephanie. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2004
This was all right. I found it a bit bland so I spiced it up with extra salt pepper and a cajun-type seasoning. It is not a bad soup but I probably won't make it again. Read More
(6)
57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2007
more. I followed the recipe exactly the first time. Very good. Thick soup. Want a thinner soup; add milk. If you don't have time and want a very fast potato soup this is the recipe. Have more time and want a better tasting soup use fresh potatoes. The second time I used fresh cubed potatoes sliced baby carrots one stalk celery and a little parsley. Excellent. This soup would be very good served in a bread bowl. It is a very good tasting basic recipe that you can make your own. The secret ingredient is the country gravy mix. If you don't like onion and red pepper for the original recipe use hash browns without the onion and pepper for the fast version. Don't like carrots or celery for the fresh potato version don't add. You could also add ham or cooked crumbled bacon at the end and warm through. I have been looking for a good potato soup without cheese for quite some time. I finally found it. If you want you could add cheese to this soup also and it would be very good. Like I said this is a very good basic soup that you can tweak to your own liking. Thank you Stephanie. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
Holy cow Stephanie. You outdid yourself on this one. I can hardly believe that so few ingredients are capable of turning out a soup with the rich and creamy taste that this soup has. It's a piece of cake to make and so amazingly good. It really tastes as if a master chef had prepared it for an upscale restaurant. I only have one caveat to share. I could not find the fat-free country style gravy mix. If anybody knows where this can be found or even what brand to look for I would appreciate the help. I went to two different stores and still couldn't find the fat free stuff. So I settled on Williams Brand Country Style Gravy Mix. For those of you that are nutritionally conscious there are 15 fat calories per serving and 40 calories per serving in the package I used (37% of the gravy mix calories are fat calories). Though I'm not a dietician with the no-fat potatoes and nearly fat-free chicken broth reducing the impact of the gravy mix's contribution to overall fat in the recipe I suspect this is still an acceptable low-fat choice. Though I suppose you probably shouldn't have 2 1/2 large bowls like I just did. I couldn't help myself. Honest. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
This was great! Very filling! I didn't have any of the frozen hash browns so I just used fresh potatoes bell pepper and onion measuring out the 16 ounces total. It added a little time for chopping but it worked out great. I did add a little parsley and some pepper and used fat free cheddar and chives since that's what I had. I will make it again soon! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2004
This was all right. I found it a bit bland so I spiced it up with extra salt pepper and a cajun-type seasoning. It is not a bad soup but I probably won't make it again. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
This was quick and easy! The peppers and onion in the frozen potatoes give it a nice flavor and the pepper in the gravy mix seasons it perfectly! We had it without the green onions and cheese and it was thick and delicious. I would make this again with no changes. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
This soup is great. I added extra onion flakes and garlic powder for more flavor. I also used a gravy mix with pepper. Compliments to Stephanie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
This soup is great low-fat meal. It is very filling and cheap to make. Spice it up to your liking but either way you won't beleive the low amount of calories for all of the flavor you get. 2 thumbs up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2011
I loved this soup the country gravy really made it unique. I used regular because I could not find fat free. I used a larger bag of hash browns and i think next time i would add more chicken broth and another gravy packet. I also plan on adding some diced ham next time I make it. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2004
Great and so easy to make. Read More
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