It’s the first week of the new year, which means exercise and dieting are in full swing for people everywhere. I find myself jealous of the guy on “The Biggest Loser” the other night who lost 22 pounds in a week. Wouldn’t that be fabulous? But since we live in the real world and the rest of us aren’t on the Biggest Loser ranch, we’re left to fend for ourselves and work our hind ends off on our own. Thank goodness for the other help we have out there!
This recipe is a light recipe that many Weight Watchers members use in their point system. At 4 points per serving and only 151 calories (say what?), this delicious potato soup is one that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating. I made this for my family for dinner and my husband liked it more than the other potato soup recipe I’ve made that’s full of heavy cream and other additives. There really is hope out there! And to top things off, the crock pot does all the work for you. Oh happy day!
Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup
adapted from Weight Watchers Points Plus Recipes
makes 8-1 cup servings
- 7 c. diced potatoes (about 4 medium – I used 2 large)
- 1 c. diced onion (1 medium – I only used half of it and only used it for flavor. I’ll explain that later!)
- 1 large carrot, chopped
- 2 c. ham, diced OR 8 slices of turkey bacon diced up and cooked
- 5 c. hot water
- 5 chicken bullion cubes OR 1 extra large Knorr chicken bullion cubes (Original recipe calls for 4 cubes but I liked the flavor I got by adding one more.)
- 1/2 c. milk (Original recipe calls for 1 cup but I didn’t want it that liquidy.)
- 1/2 c. sour cream
- salt and pepper to taste
Cook the bacon up…
After the soup is done cooking, take out your onion chunks if you don’t want them in there and then add the milk and sour cream. Stir together and let it cook for another 10 minutes. Taste it and add salt and pepper to your liking. Then you’re ready to grub!
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