Potato Soup (Sopa de Papa)

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Potato Soup (Sopa de Papa)

Potato Soup (Sopa de Papa)
Number of Servings: 6 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: Monica Montes for Dairy Council of California
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetables
Meal Type: Soup & Stews
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: Mexican & Spanish
Special Features: Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It , Make Ahead

This is the English version of Sopa de Papa, a soup from Day 4 of the Meals Matter Family Meal Plan for Latinos, developed by Monica Montes, R.D.N.


1 ½ large russet baking Potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 ½ cup Corn kernels
¾ small red bell Pepper, finely chopped
2 ½ teaspoon minced Jalapeno (seeds removed)
2 cups fat-free Half and Half
1 cup Milk, 2% Fat
¾ cups Water
2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
1/16 teaspoon each, Salt and Pepper
1 ½ cup fresh Cilantro Chopped
¾ teaspoon Chili Powder


1. In a medium saucepan, combine potatoes, milk, half and half, corn, red pepper, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper and simmer covered until potatoes are done, about 15-20 minutes.

2. Remove from heat. Pour into bowls.

3. Garnish with Cilantro.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 190
Total Fat: 3
Saturated Fat: 1
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 330
Carbohydrates: 34
Protein: 7
Fiber: 4
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 148

Cook's Notes:

Serving size is 1 1/4 cups.

Reduce the fat and calories in this soup by using low-fat or fat-free milk.