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Healthified Cheesy Potato Chowder

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71% less fat • 69% less sat fat • 50% more fiber than the original recipe. Chock-full of healthified ingredients, this is one soup you’ll want to chow down. The fat is drastically reduced while fiber is increased by going green with broccoli.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

6
medium red potatoes (2 lb), unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (4 cups)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
bag (12 oz) Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen broccoli cuts
1/3
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup fat-free (skim) milk
8
oz brick 2% milk reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)*
1/2
cup fat-free sour cream
4
medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)

Directions

  • 1 In 5-quart Dutch oven, place potatoes; add just enough water to cover. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Drain. Reserve 1 cup potatoes; return remaining potatoes to saucepan. In small bowl, mash reserved potatoes with fork; return to saucepan.
  • 2 Stir in broth, salt and pepper. Heat to boiling. Add broccoli. Return to boiling; cook uncovered 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium.
  • 3 In small bowl with wire whisk, stir flour into milk until well mixed. Add milk mixture to potato mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens and boils. Stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Stir in sour cream and green onions; cook until thoroughly heated.
  • 4 To serve, ladle soup into bowls.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 120
  • Fat Reduced By 15g
  • Dietary Fiber Added 2g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
710mg
710%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

Live Better America lets you enjoy your favorite dishes without worry or guilt. Our nutritionists switch ingredients, reduce amounts and use other kitchen tricks to turn the original recipes into Healthified recipes that are good and good for you.

Before After
6 medium peeled red potatoes (2 lb) 6 medium red potatoes (2 lb), unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/4 cup butter 1 carton (32 oz) Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth (4 cups)
1 carton (32 oz) chicken broth 1 bag (12 oz) Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen broccoli cuts
1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 cup milk 1 cup fat-free (skim) milk
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz) 8 oz brick 2% milk reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)*
1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
360 (before)
240 (after)
Dietary Fiber
 
 
2 g (before)
4 g (after)
Iron (%DV)
 
 
4 (before)
15 (after)
Total Fat
 
 
21 g (before)
6 g (after)
Vitamin C (%DV)
 
 
8 (before)
25 (after)

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

*For better melting cheese, we recommend using brick cheese and shredding it yourself instead of using preshredded cheese.

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

Because red-skinned potatoes are firmer and will retain their shape better than russets, they are the best choice for soups or chowders such as this.

You can use reduced-fat sour cream instead of the fat-free product if you prefer.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
710mg
710%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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