Potato Soup

Potato Soup Recipe
This classic soup gets a double hit of cheese--stirred into the soup and sprinkled over the top.
8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup soup, 1 tablespoon sour cream, 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese, 1 teaspoon bacon, and 1/2 teaspoon chives)

Ingredients

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3 bacon slices
1 cup chopped onion
3 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
Cooking spray
1/2 cup water
2 (14.5-ounce) cans fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups 1% low-fat milk
4 ounces shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (about 1 cup), divided
1/2 cup light sour cream
4 teaspoons chopped fresh chives

Preparation

1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan; crumble bacon. Add onion to drippings in pan; sauté 3 minutes or until tender.

2. Place potato slices and onion in a 5-quart electric slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Combine 1/2 cup water and next 3 ingredients (through pepper); stir into mixture in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.

3. Mash mixture with a potato masher; stir in milk and 3/4 cup cheese. Increase heat to HIGH. Cover and cook on HIGH for 20 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with sour cream and remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Sprinkle with bacon and chives.

Created date

October 2012

Nutritional Information

Calories 259
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 6.4 g
Satfat 3.9 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 13.2 g
Carbohydrate 37.8 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 683 mg
Calcium 202 mg