If you loved Stuffed Red Pepper Soup, you are going to be bananas for this recipe!
Our toppings were kind of feo because we didn’t have any shredded cheese. Kevin was skeptical when he heard “cauliflower”, but trust me, the potatoes covered a multitude of kinda gross vegetables!
Baked Potato Soup
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 5 • Size: 1 cup • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 207.6 • Fat: 7.8 g • Carb: 22.5 g • Fiber: 2.4 g • Protein: 11.9 g
- 2 russet potatoes, washed and dried
- 1 small head of cauliflower, stem removed cut into florets
- 1 1/2 cups fat free chicken broth
- 1 1/2 cups 1% reduced-fat milk
- salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- 1/2 cup light sour cream
- 10 tbsp reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 6 tbsp chopped chives, divided
- 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (you can use turkey bacon if you prefer)
Pierce potatoes with a fork; microwave on high for 5 minutes turn over and microwave another 3 – 5 minutes, until tender. Or if you prefer to use your oven, bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Peel potatoes.
Meanwhile, steam cauliflower with water in a large covered pot until tender. Drain and return to pot. On medium heat, add chicken broth, milk, potatoes and bring to a boil. Use an immersion blender to puree until smooth. Add sour cream, half the chives, salt and pepper and cook on low another 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat. Ladle 1 cup soup into each bowl. Top each serving with 2 tbsp cheese, remaining chives, and bacon.
This recipe worked like a charm because with the leftover toppings we made Baked Potato Dip to share Marriage + class!
Baked Potato Dip! Easy + delicious recipe from Baked Bree. Now I’m totally thinking up other occasions where I can use this dip. I loved it.
I was thinking of making another chips + dip type thing because that’s my fave, but I didn’t want to disappoint the people with crazy sweet teeth (like Kevin James).
I Googled up a recipe for Texas Sheet Cake from Our Best Bites. I love OBB because I trust the recipes to work out, and they are generally super down to earth. Unfortunately, I had some slight high altitude issues, but nothing that couldn’t be covered up with a little frosting. Note: a 11 x 17 jelly roll pan is crucial for this recipe. And THAT’S why it’s the perfect cake for the crowd.
Are you starting to feel like all I did this weekend was bake? I also got roped into making some Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for Kevin’s co-workers. He’s been bragging about me a little too much at work so I have to live up to my name. :
Today’s lunch was a little clean-up-the-fridge panini action. Avocado + turkey bacon (I really got my use out of that stuff!!) + some sharp cheddar.
Afterwards I got to do a nice little 4 miler with my best running buddy ever! The weather was pretty wonderful so we really enjoyed ourselves. The rest of the day was spent mostly in Sunday School & Marriage + class. Sundays are getting pretty packed.
Kevin FINALLY finished his weekend homework at 9:30PM, and we decided to go for a walk. I can’t believe how insanely quiet our neighborhood is at that time of night! It’s practically like Wabasha, Minnesota. I also can’t believe that Kevin chose to go for a 2 mile walk in green plaid pants and slippers. Seriously.
What’s up for this week? I have an interview on Thursday!! And a 10 mile race on Saturday — the weather is looking good! Hooray!