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

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  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.

    • 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) :)

    • 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!

    • 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 :)

    • 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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