Sunday, March 4, 2012

Soupy Sunday

Ready for another soup idea??

Potato soup can sometimes be a creamy, cheesy, salty, bacon-filled meal.  Does it taste good? Yes!  Is it usually too rich...for me, yes.  So when I found this recipe for bean-potato chowder with a short list of ingredients, I was intrigued!  It turned out to be easy to make and pretty delicious!  In fact, if you wanted to add some bacon, you could!

I found this recipe on

You will need:
-2-3 large potatoes
-1/3 cup flour (I used whole wheat)
-1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
-3 cups skim milk
-1 tsp Italian spices (I threw in a healthy dose of parley, thyme, basil, and powdered garlic)
-1 15 oz can navy beans, rinsed and drained

-roasted red pepper

In Dutch oven combine potatoes and broth. Cover; bring to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 4 minutes. In bowl toss together flour and cheese. Gradually stir in milk. Add milk mixture and spices to potatoes. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Stir in beans; cook and stir 1 minute more. Top with roasted pepper and parsley. 
Besides heating up this yummy soup for lunches all last week, Mr. PT and I enjoyed this the first night with our favorite grilled veggie panini.  So if potato soup is usually too rich for you, try this version!
Combine with this idea...exercise matters more than weight when it comes to good health.  So try not to focus too much on the number on the scale, just move your body!!  

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