Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Broccoli Cheddar Bacon and Potato Soup

It's amazing to me that we are feeling the effects of what is left of Hurricane Sandy here in Chicagoland. It is cold, dreary, and extremely windy outside. A perfect soup kind of day. This soup is hearty and very satisfying and also diet friendly. I made mine in the crock pot but it can also be made on the stove top.  I served this along side bakery rolls and it made a great dinner!

Broccoli Cheddar Bacon and Potato Soup
6 one cup servings-4ww pp per cup
Cal 162 , Carbs 12.3g, Fat 7.5g, Fiber 1g, Protein 11.1g

1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli (I ended up blending mine)
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups milk (I used 2 percent)
1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon
2 cups cooked potatoes, skins removed
1 cup cheddar cheese (I used 2 percent milk cheddar)
salt and pepper to taste

Add chicken stock and milk to a sprayed crock pot. Add in broccoli and potatoes and cook on low for 4-5 hours. Using a potato masher, mash the broccoli and potatoes.  Add in your shredded cheese and bacon and cook another 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and top with additional shredded cheese if desired. Enjoy!


  1. I wish I had a bowl of that soup!

  2. Yum! That sounds fabulous. Love that it's diet-friendly, too. Pinning :)

  3. My daughter lives near Chicago and experienced the same weather pattern--I think she made soup too. In Utah our weather has been in the 70's but I know cold is coming. This recipe looks delicious, filling but on the light side. Perfect.

  4. Soup is one of my absolute favorite things! This sounds like a winner! Thanks you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

  5. wonderful combination. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy Tuesday wishes xo P.S. sorry I'm so late visiting :-)

  6. Can I use frozen chopped broccoli

  7. Sure. That shouldn't be a problem although you may want to decrease the amount of chicken stock in case the soup becomes a little more watery because of the frozen broccoli. Hope you enjoy it!


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