Loaded Potato Soup Recipe

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loaded potato soup

sylvia bourque

By
@saleenasmom

this is 4+ pts for weight watchers


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Rating:

Serves:

8 servings

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 tsp
canola oil
1 large
onion, chopped
2 large
cloves of garlic, smashed and chopped
3 stalk(s)
celery, chopped
1
yellow pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1 Tbsp
all purpose flour
5
russet potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 qt
low sodium vegetable or chicken stock
1
bay leaf
1/2 c
frozen corn kernals
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper

TOPPINGS

8
cherry tomatoes, diced
2 Tbsp
plus 2 tsp reduced fat sharp shredded cheddar cheese
1
head green leaf lettuce, shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
5
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