My sister is mad that I am making this…
Not because she doesn’t like it, oh no…that is not the problem. The problem is she is half way around the world and cannot come over and try it. She loves potato anything…
Liz I promise I will make you some of this when you get home.
Skinnytaste has some great recipes…and this one looks to be no exception.
I love a baked potato with bacon and cheese on it, so I am sure that a soup including all those delicious flavors BUT with less calories will be right up my alley.
Start by scrubbing your potatoes, poking them with a fork a few times and putting them in the microwave for 5 minutes.
Give them a flip and repeat.
While those are cooking, get your cauliflower in a pot with some water and steam until soft.
Drain the water and return the cauliflower to the empty pot.
Peel and chop up your potatoes and add them to the cauliflower.
Mix in the chicken broth and milk and bring to a boil. I used 2 cups chicken broth and 2 cups milk because I had a fairly large head of cauliflower and was nervous it would be too thick.
Blend, using an immersion blender, until smooth.
Add in the sour cream, green onions, a bit of salt and lots of pepper.
Now the original recipe says to let the soup cook for another 5-10 minutes…I just let it heat through. It is so thick that as it bubbles and boils it sends soup splattering all over your stove as well as your hands! And that soup is hot! So stir constantly and let it warm through.
Top each bowl with more green onion, cheese and bacon.
The verdict- This was so good. The potato flavor is subtle, but the sour cream and toppings added to this mostly cauliflower soup really does taste like a bake potato. And the great thing is that, according to SkinnyTaste, there are only 208 calories per serving!
Liz, I think you will like this…maybe you would like it better if you didn’t know there was cauliflower in it. I’ll have to get your opinion when you get home.
If it’s worth anything, Andrew ate 2 bowls full…so it must not have been half bad right?