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Loaded baked potato soup

September 7, 2017

My daughter, likely the pickiest eater out there has found a new found love for potato soup after trying it at a restaurant we were at, she is 14 and up to now has never, that’s right never had soup.. I was so excited she liked it and knew I had to create my own recipe for it.. Usually I like to keep my soups as low point as I can get them and in a perfect weight watcher world potatoes would be a “free” vegetable and this soup would be low like my others, but… I promise this loaded baked potato soup is worth all 6 freestyle points per serving.. and it is very filling too! Some things are just worth spending the points on and my daughter gave it two thumbs up!! 🙂

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Loaded baked potato soup
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 8
6SP blue & green, 4SP purple/5PP per 1 cup serving
  • 3 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced small (about 4.5 cups)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 2 Tbsp light butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1.5 cups 2% milk
  • 3 Tbsp light cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp light sour cream
  • 6 slices low point bacon (I use center cut, 4SP for 6 slices) cooked and crumbled
  • Diced green onion & shredded cheese for topping (optional)
  1. Cook and drain your bacon and set aside.
  2. Peel and cut your potatoes into small pieces (at least 1 inch cubes or smaller)
  3. Set crock pot to high, add your broth, potatoes and garlic, cook for 2.5 hours.
  4. In a small pan on stove top melt your butter over med-low heat, whisk in your flour then slowly whisk in your milk, stirring often.. Add cream cheese and sour cream and stir often till you have a nice thick cream. Pour into your crock pot and stir well.
  5. Take about 2 cups of your potatoes out of the crock pot and blend in blender, add creamed potatoes back to your soup and stir well, add in your crumbled bacon.
  6. Cook on high for at least one more hour. Potato pieces still in soup should be cooked right through.
  7. Serve warm, makes 8- 1 cup servings at 6 SP blue & green, 4SP purple (5 points plus- old WW program)
  8. Nutritional info per serving .. Calories 189...Fat 4.7g...Sat fat 2.4g...Carbs 27g...Fiber 1.8g...Sugars 3.9g...Protein 8.3g
  9. Store left over soup in fridge or freeze.

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    Reply Kim September 11, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Made this tonight, everyone loved it . I added carrots. Made it in my insta pot.😀

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 12, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Awesome, good to know it worked in the instapot 🙂 glad you enjoyed

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      Reply Heidi Keefe October 11, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      How long did you cook it in the instant pot? Did you just leave it on sauté when you added the milk/cream mixture?

      • Drizzle
        Reply Drizzle October 19, 2017 at 2:35 pm

        I did not use a instant pot I don’t have one, I cooked it in my crock pot, and as recipe states for how long

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      Reply Melissa October 15, 2017 at 10:22 am

      How long would I cook for if I put this in my instapot?

      • Drizzle
        Reply Drizzle October 19, 2017 at 2:37 pm

        Hi sorry I am not too sure, I have never used an insta pot 🙁

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    Reply Kayla September 15, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Is there any way to make this if I dont have a crock pot? What would the cooking time be in a pot over the stove for the potatoes and chicken broth?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      I think in a pot will still be ok, my guess would be less than 2.5 hours, try 1.5 and see how the potatoes feel

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        Reply Kayla September 18, 2017 at 3:15 pm

        Thank you!

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    Reply Kim September 17, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Do you add the cream mixture after the original 2.5 hours or during that cooking process?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 17, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Hi Kim, as mentioned in #4 in instructions, the cream cheese is added to the cream mixture you make on the stove

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    Reply Kim September 17, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    When does the milk mixture get added ? The last hour?

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      Reply BSH January 7, 2018 at 10:15 am

      I’m wondering the same thing. When does the cream mixture get added? Do I need to wait 2.5 hours to add it?

      • Drizzle
        Reply Drizzle January 10, 2018 at 1:47 pm

        Yes, read step 4, that is after the potatoes have cooked for 2.5 hours

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    Reply Rosemary Little October 5, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    would it be OK to use frozen diced potatoes? 4.5 cups worth?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 5, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      I think so.. just not sure if points would be any different sorry

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    Reply Miranda October 10, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    What kind of crackers are those?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      They are the mini rice ones from Trader Joe’s in the U.S

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    Reply Hailey Hirsch November 27, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    We don’t like sour cream so I don’t hate to buy the tub for the small amount the recipe calls for… any idea what would happen if we subbed in plain Greek yogurt in terms of taste?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 30, 2017 at 9:28 am

      HI Hailey, I think yogurt will work fine and doubt you’d notice a difference in taste 🙂 Hope you enjoy it

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    Reply Katie Timpanelli January 31, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Hi! I have a whole jug of 1% milk and don’t want it to go to waste, do you think that would be fine to use?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 2, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      Yes that is fine 🙂

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    Reply Julie February 2, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    It looks and sounds amazing! What are those crackers on the side though????? The look yummy and I’m always looking for low point crunchy items!!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 2, 2018 at 6:08 pm

      Hi Julie, they are from trader joe’s in the U.S, the rice crackers, I forget the actual name of them sorry

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    Reply Milaine November 11, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Love this recipe but I added broccoli and it was amaaaazing

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 14, 2020 at 5:52 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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