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Potato Soup

Oxmoor House

Yield

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)

Warm, comforting, and so delicious, this classic potato soup is the ultimate bowl of comfort food. Becuase more cheese is always better, this classic soup gets a double hit of cheese--both stirred into the soup and sprinkled over the top. Bacon bits lend a baked potato flavor and feel to this creamy, crowd-pleasing soup. Simply place the ingredients into a slow cooker and let it do all of the work for you.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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