By Caroline Cooks on February 01, 2008
Photo by DuChick
Photo by DuChick
"A version of Baked Potato Soup to cut out some of the fat and calories. Comfort food and crock pot easy!"
Serving Size: 1 (164 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"My husband loved this. I think he ate 5 bowls. Next time I will add a little cayenne or chili powder, just to add a little more flavor. Also, I didn't have any bacon, so I fried a little ham and threw it in. The flavor was great."
"Loved this soup. Super easy, super delicious. I did use 14.5 oz cans of broth and the consistency was just right. Thanks for posting this."
"I haven't used my crock pot in YEARS & I sure missed it! Hubby loved this recipe but I think there's an error--the broth should be in 14 1/2 oz cans! The consistency of my soup was more like mashed potatoes since I used the amt of broth listed--but the taste was still very good according to hubby. Turkey bacon was a great topping but I didn't mix the cheese in. I think cheese tends to make soup difficult to re-heat so he used it as a topping instead. Thank u very much for sharing!"
"This was phenomenal! I actually substituted the reduced fat shredded cheddar for fat free & the sour cream with 0% fat Greek yogurt. The BF, his 5 yr old & 8 yr old (both of whom refuse to eat anything but pigs in a blanket and pizza) absosmurfly LOVED it!! I was totally stoked! Thank you for submitting an awesome recipe!"
"Fabulous, full-flavored soup! No one here knew it was low-fat because it was certainly high taste! I wanted this for lunch, so I slow simmered it on the stovetop. It was perfect. Another keeper, Caroline! MERP'd for All New Zaar Cookbook Tag."
"this my my new favorite recipe! for years I made a baked potato soup from my better homes and gardens cook book, and it was just milk, cream, butter, cheese.... Anyway it was up in the 700' s for calorie count. so I was very happy to not only find this recipe, but I was ecstatic to discover it taisted even better!!! I didn't follow the recipe to a tee however. First of all, out of habit, I baked my potatoes in the oven first. then when I realized I wasn't supposed to I decided to let them cook anyway but I took them out before they were really soft. the skin peeled right off and I cut them into 1" by 1" chunks. they were still firm enough that the chunks I cut stayed whole. I will probably do this again next time because the middle pieces cooked through till they were perfectly soft, and the end pieces that were softer from the oven cooked even more and when ever I stored the soup the self mashed so I was able to skip the mashing step. it turned out perfect!!! Also, I had no white paper so I just used black and I also added two things. dill weed and carrots. the dill weed was an ingredient used in my previous recipe, and I LOVE the flavor it adds! I added the carrots for extra nutrients. they were delicious! my husband and daughter who "don't like soup" both had two servings!!! I am so happy!"
"Very good! I added the sour cream, chives and bacon right into the soup."
"Amazing, amazing, amazing! Oh, this was the best! This is now going to replace my much more complicated tried and true pleaser! Oh, I bow to you, Caroline... I used some mega large potatoes, but hey, go for it! Less onion for my son, no sour cream for my family, Hormel bacon pieces and mixed 1/2 of them right into the creamy soup. I mashed most at the end, leaving about 5 chunks per bowl. We used to devour soup at Bennigan's and this is the closest and MUCH healthier! Could add more white veggies in but I don't think I'll tamper w/ it. Unusual for me. My son said, "Mommy, you should be a chef in a 10 star resturant" and it spurred a very enjoyable conversation about what "our resturant" would serve, who would work in which jobs, and much much more with animated facial expressions and hands. :D Thank you from the bottom of our filled up tummies!"
"This turned out great! I highly recommend. My boyfriend ate it all up! Of course I didnt tell him it was low fat until afterwards."
"DD liked this, DH said it was ok, but I didn't care for it. However, that being said, I didn't follow directions to a "T" I parboiled the potatoes and sauted the onion before adding so it wouldn't have to cook as long. I also used a very good vegetable broth that I had on hand. I may try this again sometime and follow the recipe to the letter. If it makes a big difference I'll change my review."
"So tasty, and VERY easy and economical. I omitted the margerine as I used homemade chicken stock which had a layer of fat on the top. For me this made 4 servings as a complete supper served with some crusty, garlic rolls."
"A VERY TASTY SOUP, easy to prepare & easy to forget in the crock pot! Did cut the salt back to 1/4 teaspoon but otherwise followed the ingredients & directions! A friend of mine, watching his cholesterol, was most appreciative of this! Many thanks for posting! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this Spring's Pick-A-Chef]"