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Healthy Baked Potato Soup

Healthy Baked Potato Soup

Healthy Baked Potato Soup

This slow cooker recipe is easy, healthy, and doesn't contain any heavy cream.  I enjoy the challenge of taking a calorie dense recipe and making it deliciously skinny.  Potato skins add fiber and plenty of nutrients like B vitamins and vitamin C.  Enjoy the warming and comforting powers of this healthy baked potato soup during the fall and winter months.

Food for thought...Potato skins contain an anti-carcinogenic compound called chlorogenic acid. This particular acid helps to keep our blood sugar stable, protect our eyesight, and prevent free radical cell damage that can lead to cancer. 

Ingredients

(approx. 12 servings)

  • 5 lbs russet potatoes, diced not peeled
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 64 oz low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 (8 oz) package 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 3 (6 oz) containers plain greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons real bacon bits (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • shredded cheddar, to taste
  • chives, to taste

Directions

1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a slow cooker.

2. Cook on low for 8 hrs or on high for 4 hrs.  

3. Place the cream cheese, yogurt, bacon bits, salt, and pepper into the slow cooker and combine well with a handheld immersion blender. *If you don't have a handheld immersion blender, combine ingredients in a regular blender then add them to the slow cooker. Continue to cook and allow flavors to infuse on low-heat for 20-30 minutes.

4. Laddle the soup into bowls, sprinkle with cheddar cheese, chives, and serve.

~Happy Healthy Eating!

 

This recipe will most likely leave you with plenty leftover.  For future meals, you may want to add chicken or shrimp and vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, or corn.

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