Thursday, January 8, 2009

cream cheese potato soup...

4 cups chicken broth
6-7 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 Tbsp dried or fresh chopped parsley
1 8oz pkg 1/3 less fat cream cheese, cut into chunks
1 cup frozen corn
Bacon; cooked & crumbled (if desired)

In a medium sized soup pot bring potatoes, onions & seasonings to a boil. Reduce heat and continue to cook until potatoes are fork tender. Remove about 1/2 cup of the potatoes & mash to release the starch and act as a thickening agent. Reduce heat to low and add cream cheese, stirring until melted. Add corn & heat through. Serve with crumbled bacon on top.

I got this AMAZING soup recipe from Marci and LOVED it!!!!! I have another potato cheese soup that I love (hi Lindz!!), and this one is a dead heat for the favorite. The plus side of this one is that it takes less time and is a lot less fattening. With the light cream cheese it is a very light soup. If you are serving a crowd (more than 4 people) double the recipe...you will want leftovers! Marci suggested some great add ins: cheddar cheese, scallions, corn, carrots, bacon or Italian sausage. I added the corn and just crumbled one slice of bacon on the top. This will be a new favorite during the cold months. I seriously was in heaven with this one!
(1 cup soup with 1 piece of bacon 5 pts)

10 comments:

Pineapple Hill said...

I stopped by Marci's today and she gave me a bowl of this. It is really delicious!!!

Jennie said...

I didn't get to finish my little bowl in the rush to leave. :(
I really liked what I tried!

Marci said...

I'm glad you guys liked it :-)!

john said...

Jennie: I finished it. I just ate around your germs.

Gretchen Noelle said...

I always think of potato soup with cheddar. But I do cream cheese in mashed potatoes. I bet the combination would be delicious!

Sally said...

Holy cow, this looks delicious.

diane said...

That soup was so yummy! I feel so lucky I got to eat some of your fabulous creations.

Kim W said...

I love that you added the points! Thanks for sharing!

Kim W said...

Ok, I'm commenting twice in one day. I made this soup for a friend who just had surgery today. She RAVED! Thank you for a comfort food that is so easy to make and doesn't leave you feeling guilty! Oh, even my kids liked it.

angie said...

Made it tonight and everyone really liked it. even Eric who doesn't like cream cheese. I will definitely make it again.