Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Crockpot Potato Soup for Weight Watchers

Here's a recipe that I am making almost weekly now.  It is a very filling 4 points!

Image courtesy of Joy Schantz
Crockpot Potato Soup

Makes 10 cup servings
WW Pts+: 4 per cup

1 26-30 ounce bag frozen hash browns (plain)
2 14 ounce cans non-fat chicken broth
1 10-3/4 can 98% fat free cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 tsp pepper
1 - 8 ounce pkg lowfat (1/3 less fat) cream cheese
1 cup fat free milk

  • Add first 5 ingredients to crock pot and cook on high for an hour and a half or until bubbly.
  • Stir and then add cream cheese, cut into cubes,  and cook another hour 1/2 or until cheese can be stirred into mixture.
  • Add milk and cook 10 - 15 minutes longer. (Crockpot should be almost full. If not, add more milk
Optional: Garnish with chopped green onion and bacon bits. (Add 1 pt for garnish)
Variation: Use frozen Country potatoes or Potatoes O'Brien in place of the hash browns.


Nutrition Info per cup serving:
Calories 177

Fat 5.4 g
Sat. Fat  3.5 g
Carbs 24.5 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Sugars 1.6 g
Protein 5.7 g
Sodium  308 mg

NOTE to Weight Watchers:  I have amended the point value for this recipe and added nutritional information based on the comments.  My original point value was calculated via the WW recipe builder on the Weight Watcher site....but when the ingredients are entered into the recipe builder in Myfitnesspal and then entered into the iBites point calculator this is the result.  Interesting that it was lower in points using WW tools...right? Go figure.  I still feel a cup of this soup is worth the new 4 points!


  1. I'm gong to have to give this a try!

  2. I ran this through the WW Recipe Builder - seems more like 3.5 pts per cup to me ...

  3. Could I please get the calories for this recipe?

    1. I ran the ingredients through My Fitness Pal and came up with 149 calories per cup.

    2. Thank You, This is awesome!!

  4. What are the nutritional values of this food?

  5. I'm sorry...I only figure out the points values on the dishes. I'm sure there are websites that provide calories, nutritional data etc. This blog is for those on the Weight Watchers Plan. Good luck to all on their weight loss journey!

  6. Yes, wish other nutritional data was provided. Not only watching my weight but also am diabetic... Potatoes are pretty much a no-no except in small portions... a true cup of this though might be manageable splurge with a salad if I just knew more details. Will just have to check data on each ingredient and add them up...

  7. any way to make this with less-processed foods? The soups are really chemical and salt-laden.

  8. Make your own cream of chicken soup. Very easy to do 1c. milk, 1 Tb. butter, 2 T. cornstarch, 1 cube chicken bullion, 1/4 tsp. pepper, dash of salt. Combine in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir constantly for 1 minute. Could also add a dash of poultry seasoning.

  9. What is the serving size?

  10. I can't use Google with my Kindle--could you please open email account.

  11. I made this today...yummy!!!!!!

    1. How was the soup the day after? Need to make it for a potluck dinner.

  12. I make this soup all the time and I eat on it for 3 days. You can definitely make it a day ahead. If you don't like how thick it is the second day just thin with a little skim milk. I'm glad everyone is enjoying this soup!

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