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Skinny Baked Potato Soup

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This Skinny Baked Potato Soup is a great way to use up the leftover potato you didn’t use and also get a healthy dose of your veggies.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!

Tomorrow is the big day–the day of eating a lot of (hopefully) delicious food, spending time with family & friends and thinking about all of those things you are thankful for.

The day after Thanksgiving involves shopping, maybe taking some walks to work off that Thanksgiving meal and eating a little lighter than usual.

Skinny Baked Potato Soup

Skinny Baked Potato Soup - bowl of yummy

I was a little hesitant to make a soup with cauliflower but was pleasantly surprised!

Skinny Baked Potato Soup with cauliflower

The sweetness of the cauliflower mixed with the potato and leeks in this Skinny Baked Potato Soup is delicious. This is the perfect fall & winter soup and offers lots of comfort. You won’t be able to eat just one bowl. I suggest garnishing it with your favorites–chives, cheese, tomatoes or whatever you like.

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Slightly Adapted from Domestic Fits

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Soup

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 leek, chopped (only white and light green part)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 4 cups cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 large russet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Garnishes
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese,
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion or chives, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a pot over medium high heat, add the leeks and onions, cook until softened, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the garlic and stir. Add the chicken broth, potatoes, and cauliflower and allow to boil until vegetables are softened, about 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Using a food processor (or immersion blender), puree until smooth. Stir in milk and spices, return to heat and allow to simmer until thickened to desired consistency.
  4. Top with your choice of garnish.

Notes

The longer you simmer the soup at the end the thicker it will be.

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Heidi @ Food Doodles

Monday 26th of November 2012

Yum! I need to try this! I love baked potato soup but the idea of using cauliflower in it is awesome!

A Cedar Spoon

Monday 26th of November 2012

I really liked the soup with cauliflower (wasn't sure how I felt about it before I tried it!). It gives it a nice sweet flavor. :)

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

Friday 23rd of November 2012

That soup looks dreamy.

A Cedar Spoon

Friday 23rd of November 2012

It is!! I was surprised how much I liked it (since it's the healthier version of potato soup).