Friday, February 26, 2010

Cream Cheese Potato Soup

Panera Bread copy cat recipes...healthified!

  • 4 cups chicken broth (or water w/ bruillion cube)
  • 4 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 4 medium)
  • 2 TBSP minced onions
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt or regular salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, (optional)
  • 1 TBSP chives
  • 1-8oz pkg fat free Philly cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, cooked (optional)
  1. Boil potatoes, covered, in broth on medium heat until potatoes are tender.
  2. Smash a few of the potatoes to release their starch for thickening (i pretty much puree it).
  3. Reduce to low heat and add spices, onions, and chives.
  4. Add cream cheese. You can add water to make it less thick if desired.
  5. Heat, stirring frequently, until cheese melts.
  6. Spoon into bowls and garnish with crushed bacon if desired.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition (w/o bacon)
Calories 173
Fat 0g
Cholesterol 9.5mg
Potassium 15mg
Carbs 33g
Fiber 4.5g
Protein 6g

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