Weight Watchers Baked Potato Soup
photo by Annacia
- Ready In:
- 1hr 25mins
- 1 bulb garlic clove (large, 1/4-inch-slice cut off top)
- 3 lbs potatoes (rinsed, pierced with a fork, about 6 large baking potatoes)
- 6 slices uncooked turkey bacon
- 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon table salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- 6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
- 6 tablespoons low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
- 6 tablespoons scallions, sliced
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Wrap entire garlic bulb tightly in foil; place garlic and potatoes in oven. (You do not need to put them on a pan; they can go right on an oven rack.).
- Bake garlic until soft when squeezed, about 45 minutes; remove from oven and let cool. Continue baking potatoes until tender when pierced, about 15 minutes more; let potatoes stand until cool enough to handle.
- Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, about 6 minutes.
- Place bacon on paper towels to drain off any fat; chop bacon.
- Unwrap garlic and squeeze pulp from bulb with hands into a large saucepan.
- Peel potatoes and add to saucepan; mash with a potato masher until smooth.
- Gradually stir in broth, thyme, salt and pepper until blended; place saucepan over medium heat and cook until hot, stirring occasionally, about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Spoon about 1 1/3 cups of soup into each of 6 soup bowls.
- Top each with 1 tablespoon of sour cream, 1 tablespoon of cheese, 1 rounded tablespoon of bacon and 1 tablespoon of scallions.
- Grind fresh pepper over top if desired.
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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!
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!
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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