Good morning friends
Today starts the first of many “Comfort Food Sundays”. I’m feeling a little under the weather today so I figured that I would post a yummy soup recipe. I mean, honestly, who gets a cold in August? Anywho, enough about me and my sickness. I want all of you to take a seat and clear your minds because this soup is out of this world. Yeah, yeah Panera Bread has potato soup, too, but it’s nothing like this one. Especially since this one isn’t loaded with calories. I call it Light Loaded Potato Soup and it goes a little something like this…
Light Loaded Potato Soup
Yield: 4 servings
- 4 (6-ounce) red potatoes
- 2 teaspoons olive oil (lighter flavor)
- 1/2 cup chopped onion (yellow)
- 1 1/4 cups 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 (turkey bacon)
- 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 teaspoons thinly sliced green onions
2. While potatoes cook, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk in measuring cup; add to pan then add the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Bring to a boil; stir often, being careful to not let the milk boil over. Cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream, salt, and pepper.
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. Scoop potato into soup and discard potato skins. Coarsely mash potatoes into soup using a potato masher (or a fork). Ladle soup into four bowls and top with cheese, green onions, and bacon.