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Cream of Celery Soup

This one-pot recipe is the perfect meal on a cold day or alongside a salad as a satisfying summer lunch.
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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon margarine or butter
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 cups finely chopped celery
1 clove garlic, minced or ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups low-sodium broth (any type)
1 cup low-fat milk (see Notes)
⅛ teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Heat butter in a large saucepan on medium heat. Add onion, celery, garlic and salt. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Turn heat to low. Stir in flour.
  4. Add broth and stir until the mixture is smooth. Bring to a boil, then simmer on low for about 10 minutes. Stir in the milk and pepper.
  5. For a smooth soup, puree in batches in a blender, using the manufacturer's directions for pureeing hot liquids.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Instead of fluid milk, mix ⅓ cup dry milk with enough water to make 1 cup.
  • Top with a spoonful of plain yogurt and chopped parsley, dill or celery leaves.
  • Try using as the sauce for Food Hero Mix and Match Skillet Meal.

Comments

I made this recipe and was very surprised with how easy and tasty it was; definitely more appealing than opening a can of soup. I used leftovers as the sauce for the Mix and Match Skillet Meal. I love using ingredients on hand to make something brand new.

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