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Creamy Potato Soup Topped with Smoked Salmon and Rye Croutons

A meal in a soup that's ready in less than one hour
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: A&S Deli, anoldiebutafoodie, basking ridge, Bay Ridge, bedminster, bernardsville, Dad's stock pot, dill, far hills, homemade croutons, morris county, morristown, new recipe, peapack-gladstone, potato soup, rye, smoked salmon, somerset county, somerville
Servings: 8
Calories: 329kcal




  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3 leeks
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 8 Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary
  • 1 bunch fresh dill
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 oz no fat cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 oz smoked salmon


  • 6 slices rye bread
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp onion salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil



  • Preheat oven to 425°
  • Cube the bread and spread out on a baking sheet
  • Sprinkle with olive oil, garlic powder, onion salt and paprika and toss to coat
  • Bake at 425° for ten minutes, turning half way through
  • Set aside until soup is ready


  • Peel carrots and dice
  • Wash the leeks, remove the top and bottom and slice
  • Wash the celery and dice
  • Dice the onion
  • Peel the potatoes and cube
  • finely mince the rosemary and dill. Keep some dill fronds to the side.
  • Put a bit of olive oil in the bottom of a heavy stockpot
  • Sauté the onions, leeks, carrots, celery and potatoes. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Cook for 10 minutes
  • Add rosemary and dill and both containers of chicken broth and bring to a low boil
  • Simmer for 20 minutes on low heat. If needed, add the rest of the salt and pepper.
  • Raise the heat to medium and add the cream cheese and milk, stirring well to melt the cream cheese
  • Cook for another ten minutes on medium heat until thickened
  • Dice the salmon and generously top the soup with salmon, croutons and some fresh dill


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 1923mg | Potassium: 1136mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5168IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 7mg
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