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Baked Potato, Broccoli & Turkey Bacon Soup

Baked Potato, Broccoli & Turkey Bacon Soup

BAKED POTATO, BROCCOLI AND 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.
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Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  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
BAKED POTATO, BROCCOLI AND TURKEY BACON SOUP
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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