Sneaky Baked Potato Soup

Sneaky Baked Potato Soup | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Have you noticed a slight vegetable addiction lately?

First I plowed through zucchini in pasta and muffins and then I trickle in some cauliflower, but now I thought I’d throw in some cauliflower full force. (But nobody needs to know.)

That’s because this Baked Potato Soup is Sneaky!

Sneaky Baked Potato Soup | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

In each bite of this chunky and creamy baked potato soup is hidden gems of white cauliflower florets, sure to please your taste buds and your body.

Sneaky Baked Potato Soup | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

So grab a big old pot and lets get cooking!

Sneaky Baked Potato Soup

Ingredients:
2.5 lbs baking potatoes or red potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed
8oz package breakfast sausage links
1/2 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
3 1/2 cups lowfat milk, divided
8 oz light cream cheese, softened
2 Tb butter
2 Tb grated white onion
4 oz Colby Jack cheese, sliced or grated
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup light sour cream

I baked these potatoes in the microwave, but this casserole dish didn’t do me justice. So next time, as I hope you do this time, I’m going to bake the potatoes traditionally. And by traditionally I mean using my microwave’s “baked potato” button. 😉

So bake your scrubbed potatoes however you like and continue as directed.

Sneaky Baked Potato Soup | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Again, the microwave thing didn’t work for me, but I had all these lovely pictures, so let’s just do this in a big pot, yes?

Roughly chop the potatoes and add to a large dutch pan over the stovetop.

Chop the sausage into small chunks and the cauliflower into small florets and add to the potatoes.

Sneaky Baked Potato Soup | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Add 1/2 cup of water to the bottom of the pan and cover and steam over medium heat for a few minutes, until the sausage is cooked through and the cauliflower is tender.

Top with the cream cheese.

Sneaky Baked Potato Soup | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Then add the remaining ingredients except the sour cream.

Sneaky Baked Potato Soup | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Cook and stir until thickened and all ingredients are tender.

Sneaky Baked Potato Soup | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Ladle into bowls and top with 2 Tb light sour cream for each bowl.

Sneaky Baked Potato Soup | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Oh my yum! Hearty, chunky, creamy and oh so good.

How do you sneak veggies into your kids favorite soup?

You may also enjoy Skinny Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup with Wild Rice

Sneaky Baked Potato Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Number of servings: 8

Per Serving 481 calories

Fat 30 g

Carbs 38 g

Protein 17 g

8

Sneaky Baked Potato Soup

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 13

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lbs baking potatoes or red potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed
  • 8oz package breakfast sausage links
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups lowfat milk, divided
  • 8 oz light cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tb butter
  • 2 Tb grated white onion
  • 4 oz Colby Jack cheese, sliced or grated
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup light sour cream

Instructions

  1. Scrub the potatoes and microwave on the baked potato setting, about 15 minutes.
  2. Carefully remove the potatoes from the microwave and roughly chop the potatoes and add to a large dutch pan over the stovetop. You may leave the skin on or peel them.
  3. Chop the sausage into small chunks and the cauliflower into small florets and add to the potatoes.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of water to the bottom of the pan and cover and steam over medium heat for a few minutes, until the sausage is cooked through and the cauliflower is tender.
  5. Top with the cream cheese. Then add the remaining ingredients except the sour cream. Cook and stir until thickened and all ingredients are tender.
  6. Ladle into bowls and top with 2 Tb light sour cream for each bowl.

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