Potato Scallion Soup

Potato soup is a favorite for many people because it is real comfort food, especially on cold days. If you prefer, substitute onions for the scallions.  It’s delicious either way.  With hearty bread and a salad, you’ll have a meal in minutes.

Yield: 8 (6-ounce servings)
160 (2.8%  of calories in fat)  ♥  Fat: .5 g  ♥   WW Points: 3 pts


  • 6 cups potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup chopped scallions, both green and white parts
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 3 tablespoons diced lean ham
  • 1 packed tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • Garnish:  Chopped green part of scallions


  1. Place potatoes, scallions, celery, chopped ham, parsley, salt and water in a large saucepan. Bring the water to a boil, cover the pan, and reduce the heat to medium. Boil slowly for about 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. Mash the mixture with a whisk to break apart some of the potatoes.
  2. Add milk and black pepper to soup, and heat just until boiling. Remove from the heat, and ladle into bowls. Top each serving with chopped scallion tops.