Cheesy Baked Potato Soup


With the busy holiday season approaching, and cooler weather for most of us, this slow-cooker recipe becomes the perfect go-to bowl of creamy comfort. The added bonus is how flexible it is – everyone can add their own garnish. 


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
PER SERVING

Calories: 259
Total fat: 6.4g
Saturated fat: 3.9g
Monounsaturated fat: 2g;
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
Protein: 13.2g
Carbohydrate: 37.8g
Fiber: 2.6g
Cholesterol: 17mg
Iron: 1.6mg
Sodium: 683mg
Calcium: 202mg

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Ingredients

3 bacon slices
1 cup chopped onion
3 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼-inch-thick slices
Cooking spray
½ cup water
2 14.5-ounce) cans fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups 1% low-fat milk
4 ounces shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (about 1 cup), divided
½ cup light sour cream
4 teaspoons chopped fresh chives


PREPARATION

1. Place bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and place on paper towel to drain. Crumble when cool.

2. Leave 2 teaspoons of the bacon drippings in pan. Add onion to drippings in pan; sauté 3 minutes or until tender.

3. Place potato slices and cooked onion into a 5-quart electric slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Add water, chicken broth, salt and pepper to the slow cooker and stir to mix. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.

4. Mash the mixture with a potato masher. Stir in milk and 3/4 cup cheese. Increase cooker heat to HIGH, cover, and cook for 20 minutes or until soup is thoroughly heated.

5. Ladle soup into 8 bowls, dividing the sour cream and remaining ¼ cup of cheese among them. Sprinkle each with bacon and chives.

Servings: 8
1 cup soup, 1 tablespoon sour cream, 
1 teaspoon bacon, ½ teaspoon chives)








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