Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Crockpot Potato Soup for Weight Watchers

Here's a recipe that I am making almost weekly now.  Only 2 Points per cup, easy, and very filling!

Image courtesy of Joy Schantz
Crockpot Potato Soup

Makes 8-10 cup servings
WW Pts+: 3.5 per cup


Ingredients:
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

Directions:
  • Add first 5 ingredients to crockpot and cook on high for an hour
  • Stir and then turn to low for another hour. 
  • Add cream cheese, and cook another 1/2 hour or until cheese can be stirred into mixture.
  • Add  milk and cook 10 - 15 minutes longer.

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.

Enjoy!



10 comments:

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

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

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

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

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    2. Thank You, This is awesome!!

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  4. What are the nutritional values of this food?

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  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!

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  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...

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

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  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.

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