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my delicious baked potato and bacon soup

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Norma DeRemer
York, PA

Can you believe this soup has only 235 calories with 7 grams of fat. Believe it or not! Found the recipe in an old magazine while soaking in the tub last week.I made it the next day for lunch and invited my girlfriend over to share it and had the rest for dinner that night when Woody came home. All three of us couldn't believe the good taste of this soup. It will be another keeper for me while still on my kick of loosing weight.

★★★★★ 1
serves Makes 9 cups
method Stove Top

Ingredients For my delicious baked potato and bacon soup

  • 2 1/2 lb
    baking potatoes (about 4 to 6) depending on size
  • 4 slice
    turkey bacon
  • 2 1/4 c
    chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 3
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 3/4 c
    1% low fat milk
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 1/2 c
    fat free, low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped freah parsley (optional)
  • 1/2 c
    sliced green onions
  • 1/2 c
    (2 1/2 ounces) finely shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese

How To Make my delicious baked potato and bacon soup

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400
  • 2
    Pierce potatoes with a fork, place of a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour or until tender.
  • 3
    Remove from oven and cool slightly.
  • 4
    Partially mash potatoes, including skins with a potato masher and set aside.
  • 5
    Cook the bacon in a Dutch oven until crisp, remove from pan and crumble.
  • 6
    Add the onion to bacon drippings in pan and saute 5 minutes;add salt,garlic and bay leaf and saute for 2 minutes.
  • 7
    Add potatoes, milk, pepper and broth and bring to a boil.
  • 8
    Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Discard bay leat and stir in parsley if desired.
  • 9
    Remove from stove and top individual servings with bacon,green onion and cheese