Recipe courtesy Foodland Ontario

Potato Soup with Cheddar Croutons

This easy and delicious soup is great to make-ahead, as it gets even better with time. If packing for work, keep the croutons separate.

Preparation Time:    15 minutes

Cooking Time:          25 minutes

                                      Serves 6 to 8


1-1/2 tbsp (22 mL)      butter

4 cups (1 L)                 cubed peeled Ontario Yellow Fleshed Potatoes (about 3 large)      

2                                    Ontario Carrots, chopped

1                                    large Ontario Onion, chopped

4 cups (1 L)                 water

1 tsp (5 mL)                 salt

1/4 tsp (1 mL)              pepper

1 cup (250 mL)           Ontario Milk

2 tbsp (25 mL)             chopped fresh Ontario Dill

1 tbsp (15 mL)             white wine vinegar


2 tsp (10 mL)               butter, at room temperature

4                                    slices whole wheat bread

4                                    slices Ontario Cheddar Cheese (4 oz/125 g)


In large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add potatoes, carrots and onion; cook covered for 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in water, salt and pepper, scraping up any bits from the bottom; cover and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce to medium-low and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.


Croutons: Meanwhile, heat large skillet over medium heat. Spread butter on one side of each bread slice; place 2 slices buttered side down in skillet. Top with cheese to fit bread and remaining slices of bread, butter side up. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until bread is toasted. Cool slightly and cut into cubes. 


In blender, purée soup in batches until smooth; return to pot. Stir in milk. Heat over medium heat just until steaming. Stir in dill and vinegar. Ladle soup into bowls and top with croutons.


Nutritional Information:

1 Serving (When recipes serves 6):

PROTEIN:                             8 grams

FAT:                                        9 grams

CARBOHYDRATE:             25 grams

CALORIES:                           206    

FIBRE:                                   3 grams

SODIUM:                               250 mg