Skinny Baked Potato Soup + The Best Chocolate Cake for a Crowd

If you loved Stuffed Red Pepper Soup, you are going to be bananas for this recipe!

I <3 Skinny Taste.

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.

So what are your favorite food blogs? I love Skinny Taste, Brown Eyed Baker, How Sweet Eats, and Peas & Thank You. A nice mix of healthy and sugar-coated. :)

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!



29 thoughts on “Skinny Baked Potato Soup + The Best Chocolate Cake for a Crowd

  1. Pingback: Using Cauliflower As Rice + My Hopes Are So High | Corrie Anne

  2. You’ve found a way to make ‘guilt-free’ potato soup. I officially love you.

    Walks are awesome :) My bf wears his flanel green pjs on them… Maybe it’s a weird guy thing? It’s lost on me!

  3. That soup looks amazing! I just pureed a TON of cauliflower and am trying to eat it plain, but I feel like adding some potatoes to it will make it more enjoyable and satisfying. (It also may tempt Chase to try a bite…no luck so far!). Also, I LOVE Texas sheet cake–so yummy!

    My favorite cooking blogs are Culinary Concoctions By Peabody, Eat Live Run, and The Girl Who Ate Everything.

    1. Oh yeah. Adding potatoes would definitely be tasty. The leftovers kinda thickened up and it almost felt like eating mashed potatoes!! I haven’t heard of the Culinary Conctions one, but I love the other too. Man, I love blogs! :)

  4. That dip looks awesome~! I’m addicted to dips so I may have to give that a try one of these days (only when I have someone to share it with since I could probably down the whole bowl) :)

    1. And THAT is why I love bloggers from the area. :) Haha. I’m going to have to look that one up. This one is Frosty’s Frozen 5 & 10 in Littleton. The weather doesn’t look frozen, so I’m excited!

    1. I’m a broccoli lover, but cauliflower is kinda bland to me. I know. I went for a walk. It’s that Bodybugg thing. I was really sore, and I had to burn some more calories!! Haha. It was actually kinda fun at night when the weather was decent.

  5. Love those paninis! Definitely hoping to have a panini maker in my future kitchen :) I really love Jenna @ Eat Live Run for her recipes and her photography. Always something new :)

    1. I love eat live run too!! She has great book suggestions too!! They’re always good. You definitely want a panini maker. I would suggest a stovetop one rather than the like stand alone machine. The machines are a PAIN to clean so I’m totally eyeing the other type.

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