Friday, September 30, 2011

Potato Cheddar Soup

This soup was very easy with basic ingredients in your pantry.  What a comforting supper to come home to in the crockpot.  Next time I would probably put in a bit of Velveeta for a bit cheesier taste, but it was good.  It's also quite low in calories!

Potato Cheddar Soup

2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
3/4 cup chopped carrots
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cups water
1 tablespoon chicken base*
1 cup half and half
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Place potatoes, carrots, onion, water, and chicken base in greased 3 quart crockpot.  Cover and cook on low 6 to 7 hours until vegetables are tender.
Stir in half and half and pepper then cook 15 minutes more.  Stir in cheese until melted and serve.

*If you don't use chicken base or have it on hand, omit the water and chicken base and use 3 cups of chicken broth.

Makes about 6 servings
Nutrition per serving:  Calories - 322, Fat - 17.3g, Cholesterol - 54mg, Sodium - 883mg, Carbs - 29.1, Fiber - 4.3, Sugars - 3.4, Protein - 13.5g

I get my nutritional info from: Calorie Counter

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