Skinny Baked Potato Soup

Are you sick of soup yet?  Just one last one (I promise (for now))!

Last week, I posted a recipe for Loaded Cheesy Potato Soup, and it was fabulous.  But would you believe me if I told you that I actually liked this lightened up baked potato soup even better?  That’s right, the low calorie version with more cauliflower than potato ranks a bit higher for me!  Even my husband enjoyed this soup.  In fact, he didn’t even notice the cauliflower before I told him about it (I think adding in the broccoli helps.)

Recipe Notes:
*I don’t peel my potatoes before adding them to soup, because I love the extra nutrients found in the skin.
*As always, I used large red potatoes in my soup.  Use any potatoes you have on hand.

Skinny Baked Potato Soup
Adapted from Skinny Taste

2 medium sized potatoes, cubed
1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
2 cups chicken broth
1 ½ cups skim milk
1 small head of broccoli, cut into very small florets
Salt & pepper to taste
½ cup light sour cream
½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
5 green onions, white & green parts sliced
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Pierce the potatoes with a fork.  Microwave the potatoes on high for 5 minutes, then turn and microwave for an additional 3-5 minutes or until tender.  Cool and roughly dice the potatoes.

Meanwhile steam the cauliflower until tender.  Drain and place in a soup pot.  Then, steam the broccoli until tender.  Drain and set aside.

Turn the heat to medium and add the chicken broth, milk, potatoes, and half of the green onions to the cauliflower.  Bring the mixture to a boil, then use an immersion blender to puree until smooth.

Stir in the sour cream, broccoli, and salt and pepper to taste.  Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Pour the soup into bowls and top with cheese, remaining onions, and bacon.

Serves 4


  1. This looks and sounds delicious! I love that you used the cauliflower as a thickener & that its lower calories! Great recipe!

  2. I love potato soup that sues cauliflower, and this soup in general is wonderfully low-fat. Great recipe! Cleveland is getting tons of snow again, so soup is always welcome.

  3. Mmmm yes please! This recipe sounds fantastic! :)

  4. I would never think of adding broccoli.

  5. I love a good potato soup, but sometimes they're so creamy and heavy they make me feel a little guilty eating them. What a great way to lighten it up!

  6. The skinny version is perfect for me right now as I wrap up a diet. Lovely photos!

  7. Oh yum! This sounds super delicious and definitely has me craving a bowl of potato soup now =)

  8. This looks great! Do you think I'd be able to sub plain greek yogurt for the sour cream? I know you can do that with allot of recipes but I've never tried with soup.

  9. This looks great! Could I sub plain greek yogurt for the sour cream? I've done that in allot of recipes but never tried with soup.

    1. Absolutely! I've used plain Greek yogurt in tomato soup before and it was fantastic! I would imagine that it would also be great (and even healthier!) here!


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