Potato Soup, Spa Style
Potato Soup, Spa Style

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This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 4
  • Start to Finish: Less than 1 hour
  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Cook: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 330kcal (16%)
  • 532mg (22%) Sodium
  • 55g Carbs
  • 6g Fiber
  • 7g (10%) Fat
  • 2g (8%) Saturated Fat
  • 10g Sugars
  • 15g Protein
  • 210mg (21%) Calcium
  • 3mg (19%) Iron
330kcal (16%)532mg (22%)55g6g7g (10%)10g15g2g (8%)

Most potato soup recipes rely on heavy cream for that velvety texture, but by swapping in lowfat buttermilk, you get the same effect for far fewer calories.


  • 2 pounds new white potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 5 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 leeks (white parts only), thinly sliced
  • 2 cups lowfat buttermilk
  • Salt
  • Black pepper



1. Put potatoes and herbs in a large saucepan; add stock and bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for about 15 minutes.

2. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium. Add garlic and leeks and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

3. Add mixture to broth; purée in batches in a food processor (or use an immersion blender), then stir in buttermilk. Simmer for 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Curt Robair, the Spa Café chef at the Emerson Resort & Spa in Mount Tremper, New York.

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