The secret ingredient is the cauliflower. It will break down as it cooks and give a potato taste and texture to the soup, while keeping the carbs in check.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine cauliflower and the water. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) 3 to 5 minutes or until cauliflower is very tender. Cool slightly; drain. Place cooked cauliflower in a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until pureed. Set aside. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook ham in 1 teaspoon of the hot oil over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Using a slotted spoon, remove ham; set aside.

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  • In the same large saucepan cook sweet pepper and garlic in the remaining 1 teaspoon hot oil 3 minutes. Stir in potatoes, broth, and crushed red pepper. Bring to boiling over high heat; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or just until potatoes are tender.

  • In a small bowl, combine evaporated milk and cornstarch, stirring until smooth. Add to saucepan; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in 1/4 cup of the green onions, the light butter, sage, ham, and pureed cauliflower. Cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes to heat through and allow flavors to blend. Serve topped with cheese and the remaining 1/4 cup green onions.

Tips

Cook's Tip: This makes a lighter version of potato soup which is the perfect transition when the weather is changing from summer to fall.

Nutrition Facts

296 calories; protein 20.5g; carbohydrates 29.9g; dietary fiber 3.2g; sugars 16.1g; fat 10.9g; saturated fat 4.7g; cholesterol 32.7mg; vitamin a iu 2115IU; vitamin c 81.1mg; folate 67.8mcg; calcium 403mg; iron 1.5mg; magnesium 32.3mg; potassium 620.2mg; sodium 622.8mg.
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