Baked Potato Soup

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.

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Give them a flip and repeat.

While those are cooking, get your cauliflower in a pot with some water and steam until soft.

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Drain the water and return the cauliflower to the empty pot.

Peel and chop up your potatoes and add them to the cauliflower.

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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.

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Blend, using an immersion blender, until smooth.

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Add in the sour cream, green onions, a bit of salt and lots of pepper.

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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.

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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?

Weekly Meal Plan February 17-21

Happy Family Day weekend! I hope that, if you get this holiday, you are using it to spend time with and reconnect to your family. I love long weekends…who doesn’t like extra time to rest and relax? It’s also one more day to put off the school work that sits in my bag…

Here is what I have planned for this week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Who knows? It’s a holiday! We will cross that bridge when we get there Crockpot Thai Chicken and rice Baked potato soup Thai Turkey Meatloaf, Rice and Stir Fry Veggies Potluck at a friend’s house. I’m making meatballs!

Grocery List

  • 4 chicken breasts or the equivalent in chicken thighs if you prefer
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 onion
  • creamy peanut butter
  • lime
  • vegetable broth
  • soy sauce
  • cumin
  • rice
  • green onions
  • crushed peanuts
  • cilantro
  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • chicken broth
  • milk
  • sour cream
  • cheddar cheese
  • bacon
  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • soy sauce
  • toasted sesame oil
  • eggs
  • brown sugar
  • ketchup
  • sriracha
  • rice vinegar
  • stir fry veggies x 2

Tuesday

I guess you might say that I am on a bit of a Thai flavor kick this week…I don’t usually do that, but these recipes just looked too good to pass up! I think I will serve mine with some stir fry veggies just to round out the meal. Skinny Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken from Rachel Schultz

Wednesday

Skinnytaste is a GREAT blog for healthy and super delicious recipes. I haven’t tried one in a while, but this one as been tempting me the last few weeks…so why not give it a try right?

Thursday

Budget Bytes is another one of my favorite food blogs (thanks Colin for introducing me!) This looks so yummy and I cannot wait to try it! Again, I am going to add some stir fry veggies on the side to round out the meal.

**Bonus Recipe- German Chocolate Oatmeal**

It’s time for another new oatmeal recipe! Doesn’t this look yummy?

{Overnight} Crockpot German Chocolate Oatmeal