Canadian bacon adds a hint of smoky flavor to this hearty soup. It doesn't have the typical butter and heavy cream you'll find in many potato soups, but it's still rich and satisfying.
INGREDIENTS (for 7 servings):
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can fat-free evaporated milk
- 5 slices (3 ounces) Canadian bacon, chopped
- 1 packet butter-flavored granules
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 7 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
- 1/3 cup minced chives
In a large saucepan or Dutch oven coated with nonstick cooking spray, saute onions until tender. Add potatoes and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Set aside 1 cup potato mixture.
Puree remaining mixture in batches in a blender or food processor; return to the pan. Stir in the milk, Canadian bacon, butter-flavored granules, salt, pepper and reserved potato mixture. Heat through (do not boil). Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream; sprinkle with chives.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Butter Buds mix.Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 156 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 609 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.© 2002 Reiman Media Group, Inc.