Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cream of Baked "Potato" Soup

Desinie Dunn Rushing had messaged me on face book about her idea for a faux potato soup. Thanks Desinie! It sounded sooo good that I had to try it. I love potato soup with all the fixings and so those hubby! As you know from my previous post, hubby had his wisdom teeth pulled yesterday and I thought this was the perfect dish to make him, minus the bacon bits and cheese. It doesn't even need the extra stuff in it to make it taste good although I wouldn't omit the chives. The garlic and herb from the laughing cow cheese adds a lot of flavor so all you really need is a little bit of pepper. I did not even tell him it was made from cauliflower and he loved it! It makes a very large generous serving. This will not fit in a regular size bowl but rather those large ones. I know I will be making this again, especially on those really cold days when you need something to warm your insides. All you need to add is your lean. This is one great tasting soup! Enjoy!


Cream of Baked “Potato” Soup
Created by Desinie Dunn Rushing

Ingredients:
1 ½ cup cauliflower, fresh or frozen (3 Greens)
1 cup chicken broth (1 Condiment)
2 wedges laughing cow light garlic and herb (1 Healthy Fat)
Sea Salt to taste
1/8 tsp pepper (1/4 Condiment)
1 tbsp fresh chive (1/7 Condiment)
2 tbsp or 0.5 oz 2% reduced fat cheddar cheese (I used this as my additional 2 oz of protein but if you would like to count it - 1/8 Lean)
1 tsp of Turkey Bacon bits (1/3 Condiment)

Directions:
Remove the leaves and thick core from the cauliflower, coarsely chop, and reserve 1 ½ cups. Add the cauliflower and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until the cauliflower is very soft and falling apart, about 15 minutes. If using frozen cauliflower just boil for 1 minute until tender.

Remove from heat and place in a blender. Add Laughing Cow Light cheese, salt and pepper. Place the top on the pitcher, and blend on high for 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a bowl and add cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and chives. Keep warm until ready to serve.

1/8 Lean, All your Greens, 1.72 Condiments and 1Healthy Fat per serving


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17 comments:

  1. Wow..so you can have this with more meat! Heck yes! Thank you! Going to make this tomorrow! Leslie

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  2. Is this recipe for one serving?

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  3. Thank you for the delicious recipe! I added some chopped sauteed shrimp to make it a complete L&G. My husband said he couldn't believe it was made with cauliflower and asked if I was sure there were no potatoes in it. Well done!

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  4. This was awesome and very satisfying, served with tilapia

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  5. I made mine earlier and I just have to say......AMAZINGLY DELISH!!!! I will be having this a few times a month! Thank you for sharing!!!!

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  6. Loaded potato soup is easily one of my favorite meals and I could not believe that this version was actually healthy. It was soooooo good that I've already added it to my menu for next week because the hubby and I liked it so much. I may even make it again tonight, who knows?

    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.

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  7. I gave my widowed grandmother this recipe. It's hard for her to cook single meals and this is a perfect meal for her. She told me that she's made it twice this week! She's also made it using broccoli instead of cauliflower! So brilliant.

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  8. This sound delicious. How many cups does this single serving make? I'd like to double or triple it.

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  9. This is really good! I don't know how many cups it is but the entire recipe is one serving.

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  10. what does the tsp of turkey bacon bits account for? it doesn't say anything on the recipe..i made it last night and it was yummy but not as thick as i thought it would be....

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  11. what does the turkey bacon bits account for?

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  12. This is what nutrition support said:

    You may use a serving size of this item that contains up to 1 gram of carbohydrates as one condiment option. You are allowed up to three condiments per day.

    I used Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon Bits which 1 tbsp had 0 grams of carbs, 20 calories, 2 g fat and 95 mg of sodium. 1 tbsp will be 1 Condiment. I only used 1 tsp so 1 tsp is 1/3 Condiment :)

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  13. Maybe try decreasing the chicken broth to 3/4 cup or 1/3 cup to thicken it up. Worth a shot!

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  14. this was amazing...first time I made it. I added 3.5 oz of steak to it and made it my lean/green meal.

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  15. Sandy, I need things I can cook ahead of time and freeze. Does this freeze well?

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