Elswet's Baked Potato Soup [ Diabetic Version ]

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Pagan

This is one of those Old World family favorites my dear Wife's family handed down. We hope you enjoy it. The alternate ingredients are for those without dietary concerns. Also, if the potatoes are soaked free of the starch, the carbs will be greatly reduced from the Nutritional Facts' Information.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

For the most part this recipe was made as directed, although I cut the recipe in half, didn't peel the potatoes, & cubed them small! Used the fat-free items, the whole wheat flour, skim milk & potato flakes & had A GREAT, TASTY SOUP! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the Diabetes Awareness Month Tag Game]

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 slice fat-free turkey bacon, may use 10 slices bacon
  • 158.51 ml fat free butter substitute, may use 2/3 cup margarine
  • 158.51 ml whole wheat flour, may use 2/3 cup white flour
  • 1656.13 ml skim milk, may use 7 cups milk
  • 4 large potatoes, soaked the night before, drained and rinsed, boiled, peeled and cubed
  • 3 green onions, minced
  • 354.88 ml sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 9.85 ml salt
  • 4.92 ml white pepper, finely ground
  • 236.59 ml fat free sour cream
  • 2.46 ml rubbed sage
  • 118.29 ml instant potato flakes, may be omitted for a smoother soup texture, alternately, you may add more for a thicker soup


  1. In a large pot, brown your bacon, drain the grease, crumble, and set aside.
  2. Over medium heat, melt the margarine substitute and add in the flour, whisking thoroughly.
  3. Slowly stir in milk and stir constantly until sauce thickens.
  4. Add in potatoes and onions, stir to mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring often to avoid scorching of the milk.
  5. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Mix in your crumbled bacon, cheese, sour cream, instant potato flakes, and salt and pepper.
  6. Cook until cheese melts, stirring often.
  7. Serve hot, topped with fresh unmelted shredded cheese, and a small sprinkling of chopped green onions.

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