I’ve posted this recipe already, but it’s worth posting again. As soon as it starts turning into fall, I start getting out my soup and stew recipes, I can’t wait to make them again!
The best part about this soup is that it is so easy to make.
Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups soup, 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons onions, and about 1 tablespoon bacon)
4 big baking potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds)
2/3 cup all-purpose flour (about 3 ounces)
6 cups 2% reduced-fat milk – I used skim milk
1 cup (4 ounces) reduced-fat shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese, (such as Kraft brand) divided
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
3/4 cup chopped green onions, divided
6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled – I used turkey bacon
Cracked black pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 400°. * Or to save on time I baked mine in the microwave!! Or this time, I baked my potatoes in the crock pot all day so they would be ready when I got home from work. Just wash the potatoes, and cook them on low all day. You don’t need to add anything else!
Pierce potatoes with a fork; bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Peel potatoes; coarsely mash.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour in a large pot; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly (about 8 minutes). Add mashed potatoes, 3/4 cup cheese, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, stirring until cheese melts. Remove from heat.
Stir in sour cream and 1/2 cup onions. Cook over low heat 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated (do not boil). Ladle 1 1/2 cups soup into each of 8 bowls. Sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons onions, and about 1 tablespoon bacon. Garnish with cracked pepper, if desired.
Let me just say there was just a small container of leftovers on this! My whole family loves it!
And to end the week on a positive note, have you seen this video yet?? It’s so inspiring!!
If you ever want to give up on your healthy eating plan, or you don’t feel like exercising, just watch this video again! It’s amazing what people can do when they put their mind to it!!!
He has a blog too! You can visit his site HERE