Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Baked Potato Soup {4 points+}

There are two things I miss about living up north. Okay, there are way more than two things, but there are two things I'm thinking about today.

They are potato soup (seriously, I can't find that anywhere down here!) and Boston Market mashed potatoes (there isn't a Boston Market in all of Louisiana!).

So of course, after my shower, one of the first things I made was baked potato soup!

And you know the best part about this soup, its only 4 points!!!

Baked Potato Soup
Adapted from: food.com

Serving Size: 1 cup (4 points) or 2 cups (8 points)
Yield: 12 1-cup servings or 6 2-cup servings

6 medium golden potatoes, peeled and diced
1 large onion, chopped
1 quart chicken broth (or 1 quart water + 2 extra large bullion cubes)
3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup butter
1 cup fat free half and half
1 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese

Add the potatoes, onion, chicken broth, garlic cloves and butter to the slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours.

After 4 hours, mash the potatoes using a potato masher. Add the half and half and cheese to the potatoes remaining in the slow cooker. Blend with an immersion blender.

Top with any of the following (some will add Weight Watchers points)
scallions (add 0 points)
fat free sour cream (2 Tbsp, add 1 point)
low fat shredded cheddar cheese (2 Tbsp, add 1 point)
a strip of bacon, crumbled (add 1 point)
carmelized onions (add 0 points)
sliced mushrooms (add 0 points)



This soup also heats up very well for lunch, and can be frozen. That's why I don't mind having so very much of it!

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Mary Pat Siehl said...

Ok this is seriously awesome! I love potato soup! Thanks for the recipe!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Thank you for this!
I love baked potato soup!
And I really, really love boston market mashed potatoes, too!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

This looks so yummy and hardy! I love potato soup and can't imagine not being able to get it anywhere! I love that you can make this in the crock pot and that a serving is only 4 points!! Pinning this now!

Kaeley @ My Mind's Lens said...

Yumm...my husband won't eat soup when it's hot out, but I am definitely going to hold on to this for when the weather chills down a bit. Are you doing weight watchers? For a while I knew a bunch of people who were but right now it feels like just me...

Tracy said...

I have never tried this type of soup before. I may have to give it a try

Becky said...

This looks so good Katie and easy too! We use to have Boston Markets all over the place here, but now there's like one.

Jules said...

That sounds delicious!

Gita said...

Sounds yummy! Not many Boston Market's here either. I think I have to drive to Atlanta or North of it. But they also have a very good sweet potato side dish. Oh yum!

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