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Makeover Baked Potato Soup Recipe
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Makeover Baked Potato Soup Recipe

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This soup holds on to its decadent qualities and mouthwatering flavor even though the Taste of Home Test Kitchen slashed the fat and calories it contained. —Judy Tyler, Bossier City, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 5 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 to 1-1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions (white portion only)
  • Additional parsley, cheese, green onions and crumbled cooked bacon, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 235 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 720mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein .

Directions

  1. Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 8-12 minutes or until tender, turning once.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels.
  3. In the drippings, saute onion until tender. Stir in 1/4 cup flour; cook and stir for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Gradually stir in broth. Add the parsley, garlic, basil, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Bring to boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining flour with milk until smooth; add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  5. Peel and cube potatoes; add to soup. Add bacon. Cook and stir until heated through. Add cheese and green onions; stir just until cheese is melted. Garnish with additional parsley, cheese, green onions and bacon if desired. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Makeover Baked Potato Soup in Healthy Cooking April/May 2008, p6


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Iluv2toh User ID: 8196618 221923
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"Delicious soup! My husband of 56 years loved it, a keeper for sure!"

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DEADMOON7 User ID: 6363012 173971
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"This soup is delicious! Even my boyfriend liked it and he's a picky eater. I didn't use the pepper or hot sauce and kept the skins on the potatoes. I also used 1% lactaid instead of milk and it came out scrumptious! I will definitely be making this again."

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DEADMOON7 User ID: 6363012 156758
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"This soup is delicious! Even my boyfriend liked it and he's a picky eater. I didn't use the pepper or hot sauce and kept the skins on the potatos. I also used 1% lactaid instead of milk and it came out scrumptious! Will definitely be making this again."

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DEADMOON7 User ID: 6363012 99273
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"Provide ProvideThis soup is delicious! Even my boyfriend liked it and he's a picky eater. I didn't use the pepper or hot sauce and kept the skins on the potatos. I also used 1% lactaid instead of milk and it came out scrumptious! Will definitely be making this again. a review on what you thought of the recipe and how you adjusted it.a review on what you thought of the recipe and how you adjusted it."

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DEADMOON7 User ID: 6363012 137503
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"ProvideThis soup is delicious! Even my boyfriend liked it and he's a picky eater. I didn't use the pepper or hot sauce and kept the skins on the potatos. I also used 1% lactaid instead of milk and it came out scrumptious! Will definitely be making this again. a review on what you thought of the recipe and how you adjusted it."

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DEADMOON7 User ID: 6363012 99792
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"This soup is delicious! Even my boyfriend liked it and he's a picky eater. I didn't use the pepper or hot sauce and kept the skins on the potatos. I also used 1% lactaid instead of milk and it came out scrumptious! Will definitely be making this again."

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ConnieK User ID: 282614 170616
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"This is excellent!!! Easy to make, GREAT taste and fully loaded!! A keeper for sure."

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jess.p User ID: 6894305 173953
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"HOLY CRAP!! This soup was amazing!! You would never know it's a makeover recipe. Great flavour and very filling. Freezes beautifully!!"

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K9ChemoNurse User ID: 290351 172094
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"Was a bit blah to me."

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foreveringlass User ID: 4858764 80227
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

"My daughters do not like most soups, however they have been requesting this weekly."

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