Recipe by AmyZoe
I must confess, I didn't follow this recipe like a low-fat recipe, but I did enjoy this very much. Instead of olive oil I used butter, and I used regular thick-sliced pepper bacon instead of turkey bacon. I added regular corn and creamed corn (I wound up doubling the amount listed), and I used regular half and half instead of fat-free. Instead of low-fat chicken broth I used my own homemade broth from the freezer, and I skipped pureeing the soup and just put the cooked bacon in with the other ingredients. Finally, I doubled the amount of bell peppers and used red potatoes with the skin left on them. I'm usually impressed with Weight Watcher's low-fat recipes so my guess is you can enjoy it either way. Recipe courtesy of Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook 2011.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1 lb potato, peeled and diced
- 2 1⁄2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups corn (fresh or frozen)
- 1⁄4 cup fat-free half-and-half
- 2 slices turkey bacon, crisp cooked and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons chives
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring, until softened (about 5 minutes).
- Add potatoes and broth and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until potatoes are almost tender, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in corn and cook until tender, about 5 minutes longer.
- Remove saucepan from heat and let cool 5 minutes.
- Puree soup, in batches if needed, in food processor blender. Return soup to saucepan.
- Stir in half-and-half.
- Reheat over medium heat.
- Ladle soup evenly into 4 bowls and sprinkle evenly with bacon and chives.