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Baked Potato, Broccoli & Turkey Bacon Soup

Baked Potato, Broccoli & Turkey Bacon Soup


Servings: 6
Calories: 280 kcal
This is not what I would classify as a healthy recipe but also not unhealthy either. Although I avoid eating processed meats, I do make room in some recipes to enjoy the flavor of turkey bacon. But, because it is high in sodium I use unsalted chicken broth and add back just a little salt to keep it flavorful but at a reasonable sodium level.


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 2 cups 1% low fat milk
  • 8 slices turkey bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 pound broccoli, chopped
  • 5 medium russet baking potatoes, scrubbed and pierced
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Shredded cheddar for topping (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place potatoes directly on oven rack. Bake for about 3/4 hour or until potatoes are tender. Cool slightly. (Alternatively, potatoes can be cooked in the microwave.)
  3. Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out the potato into a medium bowl leaving a thin layer of potato on the skin. Mash until smooth but not overworking. Set aside. Chop up the skins and set aside.
  4. In a stockpot or Dutch oven, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; sauté for 2 minutes or until onions turn slightly translucent. Add broth, milk and mashed potatoes. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Add potato skins, turkey bacon, broccoli, pepper and salt. Simmer until broccoli is tender.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional analysis is from The Food Processor® Nutrition and Fitness Software by ESHA Research, Inc., version 11.3.285©, 2016. All nutrition information should be considered approximate. Note: Many soup ingredients continue to absorb broth after preparation. Add additional broth if soup becomes too thick.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Potassium 1161mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 8g
Protein 16g 32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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