How to make easy baked potato soup

Ingredients of easy baked potato soup:

  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (you can use turkey bacon if you prefer)
  • 6 tbsp chopped chives, divided
  • 10 tbsp reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • half cup light sour cream
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, stem removed cut into florets
  • 2 russet potatoes, washed and dried

How to make easy baked potato soup:

  1. Take the potatoes, microwave on high for 5 minutes turn over and microwave another 3 – 5 minutes, until tender. Or if you prefer to use your oven, bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Peel potatoes.
  2. Meanwhile, steam cauliflower with water in a large covered pot until tender. Drain and return to pot. On medium heat, add milk,chicken broth, potatoes and bring to a boil. Use an immersion blender to puree until smooth. Add half the chives, sour cream, pepper, salt and cook on low another 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat. Ladle 1 cup soup into each bowl. Top each serving with 2 tbsp cheese, remaining chives, and bacon.
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