Friday, June 6, 2008

Cooking Light Baked Potato Soup

I made this last night from Cooking Light Magazine and it was really yummy. It was posted on another blog. I'm actually really looking forward to leftovers for lunch today!

2 tbsp. butter

1/4 of a large onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

4 baking potatoes (about 2-1/2 lbs.)

2/3 cup all-purpose flour (about 3 oz.)

6 cups milk (use 2 percent reduced fat if you prefer)

1 cup (4 oz.) shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese, divided (use reduced fat if you prefer)

1 tsp. salt (i used a lot more than this)

1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1 cup reduced-fat sour cream

3/4 cup chopped green onions, divided

6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

Cracked black pepper (optional)

Preheat oven to 400°F.
Pierce potatoes with a fork; bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Peel potatoes; coarsely mash.
In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until soft, about 8 minutes.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place flour into the vegetables; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly (about 8 minutes).
Add mashed potatoes, 3/4 cup cheese, salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper, stirring until cheese melts. Remove from heat.
Stir in sour cream and 1/2 cup onions. Cook over low heat 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated (do not boil).
Ladle 1-1/2 cups soup into each of 8 bowls. Sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 tsp. cheese, 1-1/2 teaspoons onions, and about 1 tbsp. bacon. Garnish with cracked pepper, if desired.
Serves 8.


Lee Ann said...

I just saw that in my CL magazine. Looks yummy!

meleea said...

i can't wait to try that - looks delicious!!

One- said...

I love soup. Thanks for the recipe. I can't wait to try it. The one I usually make, has a lot more fat content, and then I feel guilty when I am eating it.

Embracing the Ordinary Day said...

OHHHHH that sound sooo good...I'm gonna have to try that one.

Eryn said...

mmmm, that looks yummy!

Jerri said...

potato soup is one of my favorites!

Julie said...

i made this tonight again...and a couple tips...did I mention I added ALOT more salt than it calls for?...and I added some cream cheese until melted...and mixed some of the bacon into the soup...Now I think that takes the "Light" off of the title but at least we aren't using cream for the base! :)

Julie said...

oh and about 2 cups of cheese instead of 3/4 cups! ;)