Loaded Potato Soup Recipe

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loaded potato soup

sylvia bourque


this is 4+ pts for weight watchers

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8 servings


15 Min


40 Min


Stove Top


2 tsp
canola oil
1 large
onion, chopped
2 large
cloves of garlic, smashed and chopped
3 stalk(s)
celery, chopped
yellow pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1 Tbsp
all purpose flour
russet potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 qt
low sodium vegetable or chicken stock
bay leaf
1/2 c
frozen corn kernals
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper


cherry tomatoes, diced
2 Tbsp
plus 2 tsp reduced fat sharp shredded cheddar cheese
head green leaf lettuce, shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

This is not your traditional potato soup recipe. I've added yellow bell peppers and corn for a boost in vitamins and fiber then loaded on my favorite potato toppings tomatoes, cheese and lettuce.
This soup is loaded down--with nutrition not fat! A loaded baked potato can have 460 calories each, and potato soup has gobs of salt.
By the way, it's not a mistake that you put lettuce in this soup. The hot soup will wilt the lettuce, and you will be amazed with the taste within the dish.
Heat a saucepan to medium-low, add the oil, then add the onions once the oil warms. Sweat the onions for 3-4 minutes (to soften them; you don't want them to brown). Add the garlic, celery and bell pepper and cook another 3-4 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the flour using a wooden spoon, and cook for 1 minute to remove the raw flour taste. Add the pepper, bay leaf and thyme, then slowly pour in the stock and the potatoes, stir and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, remove the bay leaf and add the corn and cayenne pepper. Using an immersion blender or food processor, puree the soup until smooth.
If you want a thinner soup, add more stock.
Ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish each one cup serving with 1 cherry tomato chopped, 1 teaspoon sharp cheese, and 2 tablespoons shredded lettuce.

Serving Size: Makes 8 one-cup servings.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #for, #WW, #4 pts