Monday, January 23, 2012

Yukon Gold Potato Soup

This is another light and tasty soup that it is easy to make and perfect for a cold, wintery day. The secret to this soup's creamy texture, golden color and splendid flavor are the Yukon Gold Potatoes. This kind of potato also gives this soup a warmer hue than the white color of a traditional potato.
1 medium yellow onion (chopped)
4 medium green onions (chopped, using all of the green tops)
2 carrots (chopped)
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
32 ounces of chicken broth (I prefer Swanson's 99% fat free Organic Chicken Broth)
3 pounds of Yukon gold potatos (peeled and cut into bite size pieces)
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/4 tsp kosher salt + more salt to taste
1 Tbsp lite maple syrup
1 cup of frozen corn (optional)
1 cup fat-free half and half
Turkey bacon, micowaved crisp, and broken into pieces (I prefer Jenny-O's Turkey Bacon. It tastes and cooks the best!)
Peel and chop your carrots, green onions, onion and potatoes. Here is what cutting your potatoes into bite-size pieces looks like.
Using a 4 Quart soup pan, steam yellow and green onions, carrots and garlic in 1 cup of chicken broth, covered for about 10 minutes. DO NOT BROWN.
Add the rest of the ingredients (except the half and half and bacon). Simmer until potatoes are soft which takes about 20 minutes.
Mash approximately half of the mixture using a potato masher or you can smash it against the side of the pan. This helps to make the soup thicker. No worries if you mash too much, it still tastes good either way!
Add the half and half and simmer for a few more minutes. Garnish with your turkey bacon and voila, you are done!
I often use low sodium broth in my soups, however this recipe is the exception. Make sure you taste the soup before serving because you may need to add even more salt than the recipe calls for!
Also, if you buy Jenny-O's turkey bacon, I cook 3 slices for 3 minutes in the microwave to get that extra crispy flavor. Of course time could vary depending on your microwave but if you have a newer microwave like mine, aim for cooking it that long. Pin It


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