Potato & Sausage Soup

Potato & Sausage Soup

Serves 12
Prep Time – 20 min
Cook Time – 2 hr
Total Time – 2 hr 30 min

5 large potatoes
1 lb Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage
4 tbsp butter
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 tbsp flour
2 cups fat free half & half
3 cups fat free milk
1 tbsp pepper
2 tsp salt
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 cups Mexican Blend Cheese

Optional Toppings
Additional shredded cheese
Additional sausage
Sliced green onions
Additional sour cream

Preheat oven to 400
Gently wash and dry each potato
Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour, or until potatoes are soft when gently squeezed
Remove from oven and set aside to cool until they can be handled
In a dutch oven cook Italian sausage over medium high heat until browned, breaking it up as it cooks
When cooked remove from pot with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lines plate to drain
Reserving 1 tbsp drippings from sausage drain pot
Melt butter with the reserved drippings over medium heat
Add in onion and cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes, stirring often
Stir in garlic, cooking for an additional 2 minutes or until fragrant, stirring often
Whisk in flour, cooking for 3-4 minutes, to allow flour taste to cook out and roux to form
Whisk in half & half, whisking constantly to eliminate any lumps
Whisk in milk, pepper & salt and bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer until soup thickens
While soup is simmering spoon out the flesh of the potato from the skins
Stir potato, sour cream, reserved sausage and cheese into soup
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed
Serve with preferred toppings and ENJOY!

Each serving is 8 WW+ points
Nutritional Info
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 115 Total Fat 12.8g Saturated Fat 7.0g Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 53mg Sodium 464mg Potassium 762mg Total Carbohydrates 35.8g Dietary Fiber 3.9g Sugars 7.7g Protein 14.3g
Vitamin A 10% – Vitamin C 53% – Calcium 20% – Iron 9%

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