Tuesday, February 24, 2015

healthy(ish) crock pot potato soup

I try so hard to take "appealing" pictures of the food for my recipe posts, I swear!
Let's face it- I need to take a freakin' class to learn how to take picture of food, ha ha! But I think I'm safe when it comes to cooking so you can trust that this recipe is bomb! I love soup season. Love, love, love it! I don't think Arizona has soup season but you better believe I'm still busting out a new soup each week! It is winter in other parts of the country! Anyway, today I want to share a potato soup recipe that is super delish, and pretty healthy, except for the unhealthy part, HA!
Potato Soup
1 small head of cauliflower
5 small russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 cup diced onion
4 cups chicken broth 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 1/2 cup half and half
2 cups shredded cheese
green onions (I never use them actually, but I'm sure they would have made that picture prettier, ha ha!)

Chop up your cauliflower and steam in a steamer (according to your steamer's directions). Once steamed, puree cauliflower as smooth as you like. (I puree mine to the smoothest consistency I can) Combine cauliflower, potatoes, onion, chicken broth, salt and pepper in crock pot. Cook on low for 6-7 hours. 
About 30 minutes before serving, combine flour and half and half in a bowl. Use a whisk to mix well. Pour in crock pot (I like to mash up my potatoes a bit as I stir in the mixture) and turn the heat on high for 30 minutes. 
Last but not least, turn the heat off, add the cheese, stir well then serve! Top with cheese, crumbled bacon and green onions.

Mia loves my white chicken chili I shared not too long ago, but this potato soup is definitely her favorite! She usually asks for, wait for it, not seconds... but a THIRD helping! Every time! Girlfriend loves the soup (or maybe it's the bacon she's after, ha!) Hope you try this and LOVE it!


Ashley Stephenson said...

I love potato soup! Thanks for sharing!

P!nky said...

yummy! I've been looking for a cauliflower soup! Thanks lady!

Caroline @ Windy City Chic said...

Sounds so warm and comforting! And if it's Mia approved, then it is obviously delicious too! My food pictures aren't anything to write home about, so don't feel bad!! :-)

Unknown said...

I'm a big fan of soup season too, and Southern California doesn't really get one either. This soup looks delicious!!! Definitely one to try.

Shae at www.currenthabits.com

Lauren said...

YUM! I definitely think this might need to be on my list for next week! Sounds delicious and at least slightly healthy!

hello erin said...

ill take healthy-ish over healthy any day :)

Jenn said...

This looks SO GOOD! I kinda wish I had that today for lunch instead of my leftovers!

Mandie said...

I make a mean potato soup as well & it's one of my family's favorites. In a rush last week, I made the Tastefully Simple potato soup & the hubby & stepdaughter were not impressed, they wanted mine. Ha!

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Heather Leigh_A beautiful ministry said...

I'm a little jealous Mia loves soup! Evie won't even attempt to try it lol. I love soup season too!! Even though I am ready for Spring weather for my girls sake.. Cabin fever is in the house lol

tina bumblebee said...

Looks good and I can easily make this vegetarian!

Unknown said...

its soup season all year for me. I eat soup when its 120 outside! :) My kids won't eat soup :(

-Danica- said...

MMm looks so good!! And I bet I could sub in coconut milk instead of the half and half to make it even healthier. We will definitely be trying it!

Elizabeth [Chasin' Mason] said...

This sounds SO good! I'm so saving this.
Also, Mia is a PRO at eating soup!!! How does she do that without making a mess? Mason had some yogurt tonight and was flinging it around all over! Ack!

Vanessa Esperanza said...

YUM!!! I love soups... I'll have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing! xo

meandmr.com said...

Yum, this looks so good! I really want to make this!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Tedi @ Running with Infertility said...

I really love cheesy potato soup! Adding cauliflower is different and seems like it would be healthy.

Running With Infertility

Jessie said...

Yummm! Anything with bacon in it is a winner in my book. And the cauliflower part totally makes it automatically healthy. :) hehe

jack!e @ One Saturday Morning said...

Yum! I've never been able to get my 3 year old to eat soup (or much of anything I make for dinner, arghhh.)! lol Also, the first picture of Mia with her little hands on her cheeks... so cute! Totally makes up for your food photographs! ;) haha JK

Nicole@mamashiptips said...

I should make PS

Anonymous said...

Yum!!! Bacon, potato, and cheese. Sign me up.
I'll be making this when the weather gets chilly here.

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

If only I could get Aria to eat soup. The only one she likes is chili, which barely counts as soup! But, now I'd love some soup!! healthy-ish too haha.

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