Monday, May 21, 2012

Yummy Cheesy Potato Soup


I’m continuing another week with my detox.

Last week I finished off it by making my favorite Hot Tortilla Soup minus the chicken.

Love love this soup. It is my absolute favorite.

Sunday I made a creamy potato soup that did not include heavy cream!

It was by far the easiest soup I’ve made. It was pretty darn good too!

It ended up being a combination of two different recipes and there isn’t too much I would change the next go around.

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You will need:

  • 6 medium red potatoes (or enough to equal 32 ounces), peeled and diced
  • 32 ounces of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of 1% milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup of real bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup of green onions (chives)
  • 1/2 cup diced onions (optional)
  • Pepper – to taste


  1. In a 3-4 quart pot and add in the potatoes, water, broth, garlic powder and your onions if you decided to use them. (Potato soup is just one meal that I don’t like to add diced onions!)
  2. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are done and can be poked with a fork so around 20 minutes. You don’t want to over cook them because you will want some potato chunks but cooked enough to mash them up a bit.
  3. While potatoes are cooking, mix flour and milk into a small bowl and whisk until it is all mixed together.
  4. Once the potatoes are done, stir in the milk and flour mixture and turn the heat on high. Mash up a few of the potatoes but leave some still together.
  5. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until mixture thickens.
  6. Add the cheddar cheese and stir until cheese is melted.
  7. Serve in a gigantic bowl and top it off with bacon bits, green onions, and pepper.

Point factors

For me, this meal rates at about 3 points. I’m not sure if you are on the points plus system but I’m sure it is fairly close to that.

Pocket Price

This whole pot of soup cost me about $6.25 so that would be around $1 per serving!

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