boston potato soup

boston potato soup

prep time: 30 minutes
cook time: 30 minutes
ready in: 1 hour

makes: 12 servings, 1 cup each


  • 4 oz. cooked and chopped Nature's Promise bacon
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 3 lb. Russet potatoes, baked and removed from the shell
  • 2 cups low sodium Nature's Promise chicken broth
  • 2 cups 2% fat milk
  • 1 cup non-alcoholic beer (regular beer is always an option)
  • 1 cup shredded low fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup low fat sour cream

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crispy; chop and set aside. Wipe out the fat from the pan.
  2. Add the canola oil and the chopped onion and cook until tender. Stir in the flour, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper if desired and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Add the baked potato, broth, milk and beer; stir gently until combined. Cook over medium heat until all ingredients are heated through.
  4. Prior to serving, add the cheddar cheese and sour cream; stir gently until combined.
  5. Top with additional cheddar cheese, sour cream, reserved bacon, and chives if desired.
  6. Serve with a side salad to complete the meal.

per serving: 200 calories, 7g fat, 3g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 11g protein