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Creamy Potato Soup

Active Time: 25-30 minutes / Cook Time: 30-40 minutes / Total Time: 50 minutes

Makes 4 servings (lunch on Days 1 and 3)

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more to serve (use paprika if you do not want the heat)
  • 1 quart low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lb. red or yellow potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions, to serve

Directions:

  1. Melt ghee in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion, zucchini, and celery and cook, stirring often, until onion and celery are completely tender, 8-10 minutes. Add thyme and ¼ teaspoon cayenne and stir.
  2. Add chicken broth and potatoes to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until potatoes are completely tender and fall apart when tested with a fork, 20-30 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper. Taste for seasoning and add more thyme, cayenne, salt and/or pepper if desired.
  3. Use a stick blender to puree soup until completely smooth. You can also transfer the soup to a high-speed blender, only filling blender bowl 2/3 full; remove the center of the lid and cover with a kitchen towel to prevent steam build-up and overflow. You may need to blend in batches.
  4. Portion soup into four airtight containers for lunches this week. Top each serving with a sprinkle of cayenne and 1 tablespoon scallions. Refrigerate until needed.