I think Mother Nature needs to go shoe shopping. I mean, I know I can tend to be indecisive
occasionally often rarely sometimes, but this is getting a little silly.
It’s been a pretty cold and drizzly week, which just always puts me in the mood for soup. I’m sure you’re aware by now that pizza soup is a staple in our household. But, we do have some alternates that we love!
With the big game coming up and all, you may already be planning a menu. It’s always nice to have a big pot of chili, chowder, etc. to feed a crowd. Heck, I think pizza soup would be great – as would buffalo chicken soup.
But I’d like to introduce you to another favorite – cheeseburger soup. Intrigued?
It sounds really weird, but I assure you, it is quite delicious – and, of course, good for you! The best part is you can set out condiments for people to customize their soup! Now I kind of want to throw a party…
Cheeseburger Soup (4 servings / 6 WW points per serving)
8 oz. ground turkey breast
2 Tbsp. reduced-calorie margarine (I use Blue Bonnet Light)
1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
1/3 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup carrots, chopped
1/4 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. dried basil
2 Tbsp. white whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup potatoes, peeled and diced
1 1/4 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
Garnishes (mustard, ketchup, relish, diced onion, etc.)
First, cook the ground turkey. Drain any liquid and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, melt margarine and add chopped vegetables and garlic. Stir and saute 4-5 minutes before adding cooked turkey and basil. Add flour and stir to coat, cooking 1-2 minutes.
Over medium heat, pour in milk. Stir and cook 4-5 minutes. Then pour in chicken broth and stir. Add your diced potatoes and stir. Cover soup and when it starts to boil, reduce head to medium-low. Cook an additional 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are softened.
Stir in the cheese and add salt and pepper to taste.
Once cheese has melted, serve your soup. Top with whatever you like on a regular cheeseburger – I like a little ketchup, lots of mustard and some dill relish. It’s also fun to toast a burger bun (sprayed with butter and sprinkled with garlic salt) to dip in the soup!
Dig in and enjoy…
Happy Friday everybody!