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Baked Potato and Bacon Soup

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.

Oxmoor House AUGUST 2011

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

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:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 235
  • Fat: 7.4g
  • Saturated fat: 3.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 10.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 32g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Cholesterol: 19mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 422mg
  • Calcium: 213mg
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