What’s for Dinner? Vegetable & Potato Soup Recipe (Vegetarian)

We have made this soup as written (it’s fabulous that way!) and altered so that Kaytlin and I can easily have some while on Nutrisystem. I will post as written and then note our modifications.

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Vegetable and Potato Soup Recipe


Perfect for cold, dreary nights or as a nourishing antidote to rich holiday foods.
4 cups cubed potatoes (do not peel)
1½ cups coarsely chopped carrots
1 cup coarsely chopped celery
½ cup string beans
1 green, red or yellow bell pepper,
coarsely chopped
1 cup sweet peas
1 large onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 (10-ounce) bag spinach
6 cups water
¼ cup butter
1½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1½ teaspoons dried sage
1 tablespoon dried basil
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley


1. Place vegetables in a Dutch oven. Add water; bring to a boil. Add butter, salt, pepper and herbs. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Serves 10.
Recipe by Helen ver Duin Palit, Relish Helping Hands, "Touched by an Angel," December 2007.

Nutritional Information

Per (1 1⁄2-cup serving): 130 calories, 5g fat, 4g prot., 19g carbs., 4g fiber, 105mg sodium.

**Our alterations: We skip the potatoes completely, reduce the peas and butter, use fresh spinach and everything else is the same! It’s FABULOUS and the family requests this often.



  1. Thomas Murphy says

    sounds good, thanks for the recipe

  2. lisa lo says

    Thanks for the new ideas. I will be using more spices and peppers in my potato soup.

  3. Janet W. says

    This looks absolutely delicious! And healthy, too!

  4. How did I miss this recipe? It sounds wonderful, like the rest. Can’t wait make this one as well. Thanks for reposting this or at least rotating it so I could find it. =)

  5. Great recip, looks yummi and healthy!

  6. Arman Dur says

    Interesting reciep! I’ll try it, thanks!)

  7. Terri S says

    Looks incredible! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us.

  8. G K says

    Potatoes are one of my go-to foods. I’ve had a lot of potato soups, but I’ve never seen one with spinach and bell peppers. I love the additions.

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