Loaded Baked Potato Soup, Unloaded
Category: Soups & Salads | Blog URL: http://cravingsandravings.blogspot.com/2009/09/loaded-baked-potato-soup-unloaded.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Annette Gallagher
Loaded Baked Potato Soup is one of the great comfort foods. Unfortunately, the fat and calories in it are definitely less than comforting. But never fear! I swapped out the deadliest ingredients for fat-free and low-fat versions, resulting in a creamy, comforting cheesy soup with a LOT less fat but still a ton of flavor. This makes a huge pot, but all that cheese won't freeze well, so either cut down the recipe or find hungry friends for the leftovers.
Note: You could make this even lower in fat by using turkey bacon. Personally, I'd rather have the extra calories, but turkey bacon will work. Also, this can be totally vegetarian by omitting the bacon (or using a soy substitute for it) and swapping the chicken broth for veggie stock.