Rating: 4 stars
74 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 5 star values: 46

Best Soup. "This recipe was originally for our Lighten Up column. Most everyone was happy with it the first time we tried it, but I knew the soup could be better. The soup originally used fat-free sour cream, which I felt gave it a too-tart taste. After tweaking a few ingredients, the recipe now calls for reduced-fat sour cream, and we all are much happier with the results." --Recipe by Ann Taylor Pittman (October 2002)

Ann Taylor Pittman
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2007

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups soup, 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons onions, and about 1 tablespoon bacon)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

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  • Pierce potatoes with a fork; bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Peel potatoes; coarsely mash.

  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place flour in a large Dutch oven; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly (about 8 minutes). Add mashed potatoes, 3/4 cup cheese, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, stirring until cheese melts. Remove from heat.

  • Stir in sour cream and 1/2 cup onions. Cook over low heat 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated (do not boil). Ladle 1 1/2 cups soup into each of 8 bowls. Sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons onions, and about 1 tablespoon bacon. Garnish with cracked pepper, if desired.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

329 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 10.8g; saturated fat 5.9g; mono fat 3.5g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 13.6g; carbohydrates 44.5g; fiber 2.8g; cholesterol 38mg; iron 1.1mg; sodium 587mg; calcium 407mg.
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