Baked Potato Soup

healthy potato soup
I was really excited to try this healthy-fied version of potato soup. It is definitely one of my favorite things and I trust Gina of Skinnytaste to keep it tasting good even if it is good for you. This is so not bad for, yet still so delicious. I loved it and my oldest, Ella, who is the other potato soup lover in the house, loved it too!

2 russet potatoes, washed and dried
1 small head of cauliflower, stem removed cut into florets
1 1/2 cups fat free chicken broth
1 1/2 cups 1% reduced-fat milk
salt and freshly cracked black pepper
1/2 cup light sour cream
10 tbsp reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
6 tbsp chopped chives, divided
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (we used turkey bacon)

Pierce potatoes with a fork; microwave on high for 5 minutes turn over and microwave another 3 - 5 minutes, until tender. Or if you prefer to use your oven, bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Peel potatoes.
Meanwhile, steam cauliflower with water in a large covered pot until tender. Drain and return to pot. (I used a ziploc steamer bag)
On medium heat, add chicken broth, milk, potatoes and bring to a boil. Use an immersion blender to puree until smooth. (I put it all in a blender, blended it, then put it in a pot on the stove to heat it)
Add sour cream, half the chives, salt and pepper and cook on low another 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat. Ladle 1 cup soup into each bowl. Top each serving with 2 tbsp cheese, remaining chives, and bacon.

Servings: 5 • Size: 1 cup • Points+: 5 pts • Calories: 207.6 • Fat: 7.8 g • Carb: 22.5 g • Fiber: 2.4 g • Protein: 11.9 g


Sarah said...

We tried this last night and everyone loved it - a major feat with two picky little boys! No leftovers! Thank you so much for posting all of these wonderful recipes.