14 Reviews

Very nice soup!! My daughter and I ate it for lunch 2 days in a row. Of course by the second day the flavors had really blended together nicely. I also drizzled the garlic bulb with a small amount of olive oil and instead of peeling the potoatoes, just cut them in half and scooped out the potato that way. I also diced a small onion and sliced some mushrooms and sauteed them in a pan with cooking spray and added them for more flavor. Thanks for sharing!

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mammafishy January 07, 2011

Excellent soup! The toppings really make it, especially the bacon. Actually I used low fat bacon bits from Whole Foods. I also added some olive oil on the garlic while roasting it, and skipped peeling the potatoes (personal preference). Served 4 for us, an an entree by itself. Yum!

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Maito September 15, 2009

Great find if you enjoy potato soup: a potato soup recipe which is so low in fat! A wonderful blend of flavours in this soup. I made this pretty much to the recipe, except for adding 2 leeks pan-fried in the bacon fat and about a teaspoon of butter in a non-stick pan and I omitted the low-fat cheddar cheese. Just cannot stand low-fat cheese, so I always either use regular cheese or simply omit it. I also used regular (middle rashers) bacon, as I've never used turkey bacon - nor seen it for sale. This soup was certainly flavoursome enough with the reduced-fat sour cream and without the cheese! And didn't taste like a low-fat recipe. Thank you for sharing it, Lainey6605!

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bluemoon downunder September 19, 2008

This is great soup. I also thought it was going to be very thin but it turned out very creamy. I didn't add sour cream to the top and used fat free cheddar. Great recipe thanks for posting I am sure we will make this throughout the winter!!

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daggle December 06, 2007

Awesome! My 4, 7, and 10 year old children loved this along with the hubby. I used the small potato medley from Costco. It had baby reds, baby yukons, and baby purple potatoes. Since they were small they all cooked in the same time as the garlic. Some of the baby reads needed more time but I just kept them in while I started on the others. You can cut the potatoes in half after cooking to speed up the cool down. I too had peeled garlic and did a drizzle of olive oil on it for baking. Followed the rest of the recipe and it was great. Added chives to the toppings.

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hspeer January 24, 2014

This is absolutely delicious..although, I varied the cooking method a bit and recipe a tad. I used turkey bacon and cut it in small pieces and cooked it along with 6 cloves of garlic in the bottom of the pan. I then, followed the recipe as written, but added 1/4 cup of fat free half and half at the end. Will definitely make this again!

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Cook4_6 August 06, 2012

This was a really good, filling soup. The texture was a little strange, but I only used a potato masher. Next time I will try blending it. I loved the fresh thyme.

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Jazz Lover January 30, 2011

This was good and very easy to make! Family enjoyed it. I might back off the thyme a bit (I used fresh and it was a bit strong). I will also follow mammafishy's suggestion about scooping out the potatoes. Peeling cooked potatoes was quite frustrating.

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taratee January 10, 2011

This was great! I loved this and I could eat it everyday!

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bbeasmith February 10, 2009

I loved this recipe. My husband and parents-both not on WW-enjoyed it also. Only my husband knew ahead of time it was WW. We had to make a few adjustments since we did not have any bacon, subsituted with 2 ounces low fat breakfast sausage with onions when the garlic goes in the saucepan. Did not add any cheese since the sandwiches we grilled were cheese based. The sour cream and scallions on top really made it more potato like. This took 3 large potatoes to feed 4 people plus one for my lunch today. Perfect for our first rainy day in a month.

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Chef Johnsonville January 22, 2009
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