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Creamy Potato Soup

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
This recipe is low in fat but tastes as rich as soups made with cream.


  • 6 turkey bacon slices
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 lb potato, thin-skinned, cut into 1/2-inch (1.5cm) cubes
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 Tbs flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk, 1% lowfat
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup parsley sprigs, chopped


  • In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, cook bacon until crisp.
  • Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. When cool, chop bacon into small pieces and set aside.
  • Add onion to bacon drippings and cook until translucent.
  • Add potatoes and broth to pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork (about 10 minutes).
  • In a small bowl or jar, blend flour and milk until smooth. Add to broth and heat until boiling, stirring frequently. Boil one minute then turn off heat.
  • Stir in salt, pepper, and parsley.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with bacon pieces.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 269
  Calories from Fat 60 (22%)
(10%)Total Fat 7g
(12%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(9%)Cholesterol 26mg
(41%)Sodium 976mg
(32%)Potassium 1105mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 10g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(30%)Protein 15g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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