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CREAMY POTATO SOUP EASY AND HEALTHY

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This creamy potato soup is so rich and decadent you won’t believe we have lightened it up! This soup is packed with cheesy goodness and savory bacon. It is a loaded potato soup in every mouth-watering bite! Also, this recipe is healthy and super easy to make. You will find yourself coming back to this creamy potato soup recipe again and again!

What Is Loaded Potato Soup?

Loaded potato soup is potato soup loaded with tons of delicious flavors! This recipe is packed with cheese and bacon while being lightened up. The potatoes are creamy and the soup is a perfect consistency.

How To Make Creamy Potato Soup

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This creamy potato soup is easy to make! First, wash, dry, and peel the potatoes. Then, cut them into small cubes. After that, dice the sweet onion and slice the green onions. Also, separate the white part of the green onion from the green part. Then, chop the turkey bacon into small pieces.

In a large dutch oven or stockpot, cook the turkey bacon. Remove the turkey bacon when it is done cooking and let it cool on a paper towel. In the pot, melt the butter and sauté the sweet onion. Also, cook the whites of the green onions. When the onions are almost done cooking, add the crushed garlic to the pot. 

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Next, add the salt, pepper, chopped potatoes, milk, and chicken broth to the pot. Then, combine these ingredients. Next, bring them to a simmer and then cook for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.

Once cooked, use a potato masher to mash until the desired consistency. Then, fold in the shredded light cheddar cheese, half of the cooked turkey bacon, light laughing cow cheese wedges, and 0 fat Greek yogurt.

loaded potato soup with bacon

To serve the soup, top with the chopped green onions and the rest of the turkey bacon.

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Is Potato Soup Vegetarian?

This creamy potato soup recipe can easily be made vegetarian! To do this, substitute the chicken broth with vegetable broth and omit the bacon. That’s it! Then, just dig into this creamy and flavorful soup.

How Long Does Creamy Potato Soup Last?

This creamy potato soup is such a delicious lunch, dinner, or side to a meal. It will last 3-4 days in the fridge in an airtight container. That means you can save some to enjoy later!

Can Potato Soup Be Reheated?

Absolutely! This homemade potato soup can be reheated. We love doing this whenever we want to enjoy it again. You can reheat it in the microwave or in a saucepan on the stove.

Is Potato Soup Healthy?

This homemade potato soup recipe is healthy. We have lightened it up while still keeping all of the creamy and delicious flavors! For example, we used nonfat milk, turkey bacon, light cheese, and 0 fat Greek yogurt in this recipe. Most potato soups are packed with cream and butter, making them unhealthy. This recipe is healthier while still being packed with flavor!

What Kind Of Potato Is Best For Creamy Potato Soup?

The best potatoes to use in this soup recipe are Yukon gold potatoes. They make this potato soup creamy and perfect because they are buttery, rich in flavor, and smooth. They are definitely the best potatoes to use in this soup!

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CREAMY POTATO SOUP EASY AND HEALTHY

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: SoupsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

183

kcal

This easy creamy potato soup is so rich and decadent you won’t believe we have lightened it up! It’s a loaded potato soup with bacon and cheesy goodness.

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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds of Yukon gold potatoes

  • 1 medium sweet onion, about 1 CUP diced

  • 4 stalks green onions, sliced

  • 1 pack turkey bacon, 8 pieces

  • 1 TBSP light butter

  • 1 TBSP crushed garlic, about 3 cloves

  • 1/2 TSP salt

  • 1/4 TSP pepper

  • 1 ¼ CUP nonfat milk

  • 3 CUPS chicken broth

  • 2/3 CUP shredded light cheddar cheese

  • 3 wedges light laughing cow cheese or 4 TBSP light cream cheese

  • 1 CUP 0-fat Greek yogurt

Directions

  • Wash, dry, and peel the potatoes. Then, cut them into small cubes.
  • Dice the sweet onion and slice the green onions. Separate the white part of the green onion from the green part. The green tops will be sprinkled on top of the soup when it is done.
  • Chop the turkey bacon into small pieces. In a large dutch oven or stockpot, cook the turkey bacon. Remove the turkey bacon when it is done cooking and let it cool on a paper towel. Leave any cooked bacon bits on the bottom of the pot.
  • In the pot, melt the butter and sauté the sweet onion. Also, cook the whites of the green onions. When the onions are almost done cooking, add the crushed garlic to the pot.
  • Add the salt, pepper, chopped potatoes, milk, and chicken broth to the pot. Combine all of the ingredients.
  • Bring everything to a simmer and then cook for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked. You can check by inserting a fork in the potatoes. If the fork goes through without any resistance, the potatoes are done.
  • Once cooked, use a potato masher to mash until the desired consistency. Then, fold in the shredded light cheddar cheese, half of the cooked turkey bacon, light laughing cow cheese wedges, and 0-fat Greek yogurt.
  • To serve the soup, top it with chopped green onions and the rest of the turkey bacon. Optional: Add more cheddar cheese on top. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • This recipe makes 8 servings and the WW points are per serving.
  • WW Points™: 5 points
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  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories183
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6.2g 10%
    • Saturated Fat 3.4g 15%
  • Cholesterol 26mg 9%
  • Sodium 727mg 31%
  • Potassium mg 0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.4g 4%
    • Sugars 4.4g
  • Protein 13.1g 26%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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