Lighter loaded baked potato soup is a hearty soup version of a baked potato loaded with all the fixings. It’s made lighter, while keeping the great flavor of butter, sour cream, cheese, scallions, and bacon. May also be made gluten free!
This lighter potato soup post is sponsored by the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, but all thoughts are my own.
The minute that the autumn chill starts blowing in off of the bay, I bust out my soup pot and get to work. Soup weather is my absolute favorite because I love the comfort of coming in from the cold to warm up with a steamy bowl of soup.
As I’ve mentioned before, two of four Sons are soup-adverse but bread-favorable. Unfortunately for them, when four of six people in the Comfortably Domestic house like a recipe, that recipe goes into the family meal rotation. The picky eaters have to find a way to work with dinner so that they won’t go hungry. Without playing short order cook, I try to get at least one thing on the table that appeals to everyone. Soup recipes that are hearty enough to allow my picky eaters to consume at least some of it as a dip for their crusty bread are a great compromise.
Even my picky eaters request this lighter loaded baked potato soup, because they’ll eat pretty much anything with cheese and bacon on top! It may be lighter, but this soup is a hearty meal with all of the flavors of a baked potato loaded with all the fixings. I mean, what’s not to love about a soup with I made with potatoes, butter, sour cream, cheese, and bacon? I’m talking some seriously good stuff here.
As much as I love all of that deliciousness, sometimes all of it combined can feel a little too heavy. To alleviate that feeling, I made it lighter by using reduced fat dairy products, but did so without compromising taste .
Not only is my Lighter Loaded Baked Potato Soup a little more waistline friendly than a typical baked potato soup recipe, I also include instructions for preparing the recipe without gluten for my gluten free friends, as well as a time saving tip to make the recipe in half of the time.
Lighter Loaded Baked Potato Soup is the perfect compromise for a variety of appetites!
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