Low-Fat Cream of Celery Soup Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bunch celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups nonfat milk
  • 1 cup potato flakes
  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir celery and onion in hot oil until celery is almost completely tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, garlic salt, butter flavoring, parsley, celery seed, and black pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover the saucepan with a lid, and simmer until celery is completely soft, 5 to 10 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  2. Pour milk and potato flakes into a jar, cover the jar with a lid, and shake until flakes and milk are completely combined.
  3. Pour celery mixture into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth. Return pureed celery soup to saucepan.
  4. Heat soup in the saucepan over low heat; stir milk-potato flake mixture into soup until completely incorporated and hot, 3 to 5 minutes.