16 January 2012

What's for Dinner?

Dinner tonight was a SMASHING success!  Tim couldn't stop talking about how yummy it was.  He even said the recipe was here you go!  The recipe is called "Cheesy Potato Soup" and I found it in my Cooking Light magazine.

1 T. butter
1 c. chopped onion
2 1/2 T. flour
3 c. chopped red potatoes (Tim said he wished the potatoes were in smaller chunks.)
1 1/4 c. 1% milk (I used 1/2 c. of 2% milk and 3/4 c. skim milk.)
3/4 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese (I used a cup of reduced fat fiesta blend cheese...because I love cheese.)
1/8 t. ground red pepper
2 T. chopped green onions

1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add onion to pan; saute 5 minutes or until onion is tender.  Sprinkle with flour; cook 1 minute, stirring onion mixture constantly. Add potato, milk, broth, and water to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.  Add 1/2 c. cheese and ground red pepper; cook 2 minutes or until cheese melts, stirring frequently.  Top each serving evenly with green onions. (I added some cheese.)

**Tim said he would add some sort of meat...I would recommend bacon bits, but since we're trying to eat healthier, we just added some chopped up turkey I had leftover from dinner the other night.

You can find nutritional information from Cooking Light HERE.