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Lighter, healthier, but just as tasty: See how we made over these favorite dishes.

Less-Loaded Potato Soup: Recipe Makeover

This hearty bowl is made light and velvety-rich with a secret ingredient. No butter, no cream—just good.

Creamy, Light Potato Soup
Photo: Randy Mayor

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.

525 Calories per bowl
16g Saturated Fat
1,143 mg Sodium

223 Calories per bowl
2.7g Saturated Fat
478mg Sodim

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