When I read about new “healthy” ingredients that “taste just like” something I love… I get a little suspicious.
Perfect example: Spaghetti Squash. While it has the shape of pasta, it’s just not pasta AT ALL. Another is Greek yogurt. Yep, that’s not sour cream either…
While I tend to be suspicious and sometimes I don’t like the product, I do try it. The same was true when I first heard about nutritional yeast.
The texture, to me, reminds me of goldfish food. It’s flaky and yellow in color. I’m not sure how this stuff ends up tasting cheesy, but it does. I first use it in making Nosh and Nourish’s Garlicky Kale Chips, and today’s recipe is OFFICIALLY my favorite way to use nutritional yeast.
I’ve never really had potato soup before, and I’m kicking myself for not eating it until now! Actually, maybe it’s better that I haven’t tried the full fat, full calorie version. I’ll stick to this one, instead!
I LOVE mashed potatoes, and this soup to me tastes like cheesy, creamy mashed potatoes… topped with yummy toppings! I’ve made this recipe TWICE already, I’m such a fan of it. And, I’ve got ingredients to make a third batch this week.
Healthy Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup
Adapted from Healthy Happy Life
For the Soup
1 large russet potato, peeled/roughly chopped
2-3 cups broccoli (mostly florets)
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
fresh black pepper to taste
For the Garnish
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 small tomato, diced (I used cherry tomatoes)
cayenne pepper + smoked paprika
3 slices precooked bacon, sliced green onions, cheddar cheese
1. Boil a large pot of water and a few pinches of salt, enough water to cover the potatoes and broccoli.
2. Prep your veggies. Toss your potato into the boiling water. Cover.
5. Toss in the tomato. Turn off heat.
7. Place the potato, broccoli, and milk mixture back into the pot you used to cook the potatoes. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Note: Blend with extreme caution since contents will be quite hot.
8. To serve, place 1 cup of the soup in your favorite bowl.
9. Add one piece of crumbled pre-cooked bacon, prepared per package instructions. Note: I use this precooked bacon because it’s incredibly easy to add to recipes. Use what type of bacon you prefer. Center-cut or turkey bacon are great substitutes as well.
Per 1 cup soup + 1 Tbsp. tomato-onion mixture + 1 slice bacon:
CAL 171; CARB 28g; FAT 3g; PROT 12g; FIB 5g; WW Points Plus: 4