This hearty bowl is made light and velvety-rich with a secret ingredient. No butter, no cream—just good.
By: Sidney Fry, MS, RD
December 17, 2012
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Creamy, Light Potato Soup
The Irresistible Trifecta of starchy, creamy, and comforting pleasures found in loaded potato soup makes this warming bowl a restaurant and home-cooked favorite, especially on chilly, wintry days. The challenge with lightening is obtaining that luscious, creamy texture without any cream. Potatoes are a tricky starch. Cauliflower, however, has a smooth flavor and a skinnier, less starchy profile. When roasted, it develops a creamy interior (and nutty flavor) that becomes delightfully smooth when blended with reduced-fat milk; this is the light, earthy base for our chunky potato soup.