Loaded Potato Soup

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Make this reviewer favorite the star attraction of your next soup night. Kids of all ages will enjoy topping it with bacon and cheese.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 325
  • Fat: 11.1g
  • Saturated fat: 5.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 13.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 43.8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 27mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 670mg
  • Calcium: 261mg

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) red potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup prechopped onion
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 1% low-fat milk, divided
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 bacon slices, halved
  • 1.5 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/3 cup)
  • 4 teaspoons thinly sliced green onions

Preparation

  1. 1. Pierce potatoes with a fork. Microwave on HIGH 13 minutes or until tender. Cut in half; cool slightly.
  2. 2. While potatoes cook, heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk; add to pan with 1 1/2 cups milk. Bring to a boil; stir often. Cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream, salt, and pepper.
  3. 3. Arrange bacon on a paper towel on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with a paper towel; microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. Crumble bacon.
  4. 4. Discard potato skins. Coarsely mash potatoes into soup. Top with cheese, green onions, and bacon.
Note:

This recipe originally ran in Cooking Light October, 2010 and was updated for the November, 2012 25th anniversary issue.

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