Baked Potato and Bacon Soup

Baked Potato and Bacon Soup Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
This warm and comforting potato and bacon soup is a delicious choice for a crisp fall evening. This kid-friendly soup is also gluten-free.

Yield:

9 cups (serving size: 1 cup soup, about 1 teaspoon bacon, about 1 tablespoon cheese, and about 1 tablespoon green onions)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 235
Fat 7.4 g
Satfat 3.3 g
Monofat 2.9 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 10.2 g
Carbohydrate 32 g
Fiber 3.6 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 422 mg
Calcium 213 mg

Ingredients

2 1/2 pounds baking potatoes
4 bacon slices
2 1/4 cups chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
3 3/4 cups 1% low-fat milk
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth {Check for Gluten}
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup (2 1/2 ounces) finely shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Pierce potatoes with a fork; bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly. Partially mash potatoes, including skins, with a potato masher; set aside.

3. Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Add onion to bacon drippings in pan; sauté minutes. Add salt, garlic, and bay leaf; sauté 2 minutes. Add potato, milk, pepper, and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Stir in parsley, if desired. Top individual servings with bacon, green onions, and cheese.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Nancy Hughes,

Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook

August 2011
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