Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Baked Potato Soup

I tried a new recipe today that my sister gave me, and it was really good! I'm not sure if it is an original Weight Watcher's recipe, but it did tell how many points per serving. I don't know if it is cold where you are, but here it is very cold and a nice night for baked potato soup. Yum!

Baked Potato Soup

5 points per serving

1 Tbsp. Butter

1 Large sweet onion (for 1 cup chopped)

2 (14.5 oz.) cans fat free chicken broth
6 (about 10 ox. each) baking potatoes (baked)

1 Cup fat free milk

1/2 Cup fat free sour cream

1/4 Tsp. salt to taste

1/8 tsp. black pepper

Real bacon bits to taste (optional)

Shredded cheese to taste (optional)

Melt butter over medium heat in a 4 1/2 quart dutch oven or soup pot. Add onion. Raise the heat to medium high and cook for 2 minutes until the onion begins to soften. Cut potatoes in half. Add the broth, raise the heat to high and boil. After boils, reduce heat to medium. Scoop insides of baked potatoes within 1/4 inch of the sides into a 2 quart or larger bowl. Cut potatoes into bite sized pieces. Add potatoes to pot. Add the milk and sour cream. Stir well. Do no let soup boil once milk is added. Reduce heat if necessary. Add salt and pepper. cook 3-5 minutes more or until heated through. Serve at once. Garnish with optional bacon bits and cheese if desired.

I didn't add cheese or bacon because I didn't want my points to go up, but I bet it makes it taste even better and look a little prettier. Wow, that was a silly statment. What doesn't taste better with bacon and cheese on it?!

On another note...After Ella Grace got her cast removed Monday, we decided to get her a treat. We happened to be right next to the Krispy Kreme shop. We pull up, and I'm already tempted. And if that's not already enought, the "Hot" sign is on! Good grief! However, I didn't get a donut for myself. I didn't take a bite of Derek's even though he offered many times. I didn't even lick my fingers after pinching bites off for Ella. It was hard! Tomorrow night is weigh in and I better have lost weight. If I forfeited a Krispy Kreme donut and have not lost a pound, I'll be so mad!!! :)


Megan said...

That soup sounds good. I think my Charlie would enjoy it. Why did you bring up Krispy Kreme? Now I've got a hankering for one or two.

Meredith said...

That soup sounds delish! You do have will power. Any "diet" is hard! I don't tend to have as much will power as I should have. :S I'll make the soup sometime soon!

Amy said...

How many points for each serving? I actually have all of that in my pantry to make it. Eric and I are both counting points. This is his 1st's about my 4th time. Ha! He is being so fanatical about it! He's just a tad bit OCD! Hope the weigh in goes great!