This page discusses some healthy and nutritional weight watchers potato soup recipes which can be prepared and consumed any time of the year! It’s all the more exciting when it is prepared on special occasions like Christmas or Thanksgiving. Peep below to leaf through some recipes and live the healthy way…
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If you are daunted by people speaking all the heavy words to you like weight watchers and calorie-free and stuff like that, ignore them. All you have to watch out for yourself is, see what is healthy and nutritional for your health and body’s well-being. Now if you consider to eat potatoes, just because you happen to be a fan of this vegetable, consuming it all deep-fried or in a form of a dish will not be such a good idea on terms of calorie and fats. So trying the alternatives like soup would be a better option, right? In the category of soup, there are good number of potato soup recipes. Well nothing is more healthier and nutritional than this soup. Loaded with tons of vitamins, nutritional values and antioxidants, you can easily maintain that weight of yours if you incorporate all the soup calories in your regular diet! For now, this article will discuss some yummy and mouth-watering soup recipes for the same. So get prepared for all the savory flavors which are about to drip down your mouth ‘coz I am sure it’s hard to turn a blind eye once you have landed on this page.
A weight watchers potato soup is the most simple soup on terms of taste and health. You are free to try variations with this soup, like you can add leeks for a strong flavor. Or can chop boiled potatoes in equal halves and add them as a dressing on the soup. You can also make a thick creamy sauce and add seasonal flavors to garner a better and healthier taste! Also, while preparing the soup, make sure you keep an eye on the soup points. The lower the points, the better the health you have. If possible try to serve a low point tasty and spicy salad as a side-dish with the soup! The combo will tang your salivary glands.
- 1 Package Ore Ida Potatoes O’Brien
- 1 Package McCormick Country Gravy Mix
- 8 Chicken Bullion Cubes
- 9 cups of Water
- 2/3 cup of Instant Potatoes
The potatoes have to be brown fried in a frying pan. While the potatoes are browning and getting fried, in another pot, add 8 bullion cubes of chicken and pour 7 cups of water and boil the chicken for sometime. Look at the back of the packet and prepare the gravy for the same. Meanwhile, take a look at the browning potatoes, if they are fried well, turn off the stove and keep them aside. Now if the gravy is prepared, and on the other hand the water is boiled up, add the instant potatoes to it and whisk it well. Later on, add the brown fried potatoes, slowly pour them into the pot and let everything simmer for 15 minutes. Serve hot.
- 4 cans of fat free chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons flour
- ½ onion (diced)
- 8 ounces of Velveeta (reduced cheese fat)
- 50 ounces potatoes (diced)
- ¼ cup of sour cream (fat free)
- 4 slices bacon (cooked crisply)
- 3 tablespoons water
This recipe is very simple and quick to prepare. Well, start off with the potatoes and broth in a saucepan, cover it and cook it for about 10 minutes, until the potatoes are thoroughly cooked. Meanwhile the potatoes are cooking, in another pan saute the onions and add them to the potato pan. Once you see the potatoes are nice and soft, pour in some cheese and sour cream and keep it to simmer until the cheese completely melts. Add flour dissolved in water to thicken the soup. Serve hot and enjoy your tasty soup!
- 1 bunch of leeks (remove the dark green stems)
- 2 Russet potatoes (peeled and chopped into cubes)
- 1 tablespoon butter and flour
- ½ white onion (chopped)
- ½ cup milk
- 4 cups of fat free chicken stock
- Salt & Pepper
This soup recipe is prepared with the delicious and flavored leeks and hence, gains a name as potato leek soup. It is a classic soup recipe and you can prepare it on Christmas or any special occasion as a special delicacy with your main course. First things first, wash the leeks properly to remove all the dirt and grime from it. Chop them either horizontal or in rings and keep them aside. In a soup pot, on a low medium heat, melt butter and add flour. Mix them well. Flour helps to bind the soup and thicken it. Next add the chicken stock, potatoes, leeks, onions and all the other ingredients to the pot and bring it to boil. Cover the pot and make it sit to simmer for about 20 – 25 minutes. Cook the soup until the potatoes are soft and cooked. Serve hot in a bowl and add salt and pepper to taste.
- 1 bulb of garlic clove (finely sliced)
- 6 slices of uncooked turkey bacon
- 3 pounds of uncooked potatoes (about 6 potatoes rinsed)
- 4 cups of chicken broth
- ½ tablespoon salt
- 1 ½ tablespoons thyme (fresh and chopped)
- ¼ tablespoon black pepper (freshly ground)
- 6 tablespoons sour cream (fat free)
- 6 tablespoons scallions (sliced)
- 6 tablespoons cheddar cheese (low fat)
This recipe with hash browns garners a great flavor of fresh baked potato dressed on the soup. Other dressings like turkey bacon and fresh thyme is a good way to enhance the flavor of this soup.
Preheat the oven to about 400 °F and in a foil, wrap the potatoes and the garlic and place it in the oven. Bake them for about 45 minutes, (until the garlic is soft and squeezed). Once the garlic is cooked, remove the pan and let it cool. Whereas, let the potatoes get cooked until they are tender too. Meanwhile, take the turkey bacon and cook it on a medium-high heat in a large saucepan. Cook the bacon until they are brown and once they are ready, place them on tissues to drain off the extra fat. Next unwrap the garlic and add them to the pan as well. Peel the potatoes and add them too! Take a masher and mash the potatoes. Then add thyme, chicken broth, salt and pepper to taste and stir all of this gently and nicely. Cook the soup for about 5 -10 minutes. In individual bowls serve the soup hot and top it with 1 tablespoon of sour cream, cheese, cooked bacon and scallions. Again grind some fresh pepper if required and enjoy the soup!
I hope you enjoyed reading all these exciting-so-want-to-try potato soup recipes for weight watchers in this article. So definitely try ’em all out and tell me how it turned out to be!