Summer Corn, Bacon and Potato Chowder

My first week on Weight Watchers was pretty successful. Lost 3 pounds. I’ve never eaten so healthy before in my life either. Usually whenever I wanted a snack before, I’d just go straight to the doritos and open up a can of soda. Not anymore. We found some baked tostitos at Sam’s Club and you can have 16 of those for only 3 points. Not a bad snack with some salsa.

Have you ever made soup in the summer? This one doesn’t take long to make on the stove top if you have all the ingredients chopped up and ready. You could even cook the bacon before hand too. This soup was ok. The picture of it on Weight Watchers looked way prettier than mine did because they used red bell peppers. Red peppers are too expensive so I just opt for the green ones since they’re always on sale. This soup had a nice taste to it, not really sure if I’d make it again. I think the pretty picture is what attracted me to it. ha ha.

Ingredients from Weight Watchers

1 medium uncooked yukon gold potato(es)
1 spray(s) cooking spray
1/2 cup(s) uncooked celery, chopped
1/4 cup(s) (chopped) uncooked onion(s), chopped (or 1 large shallot)
4 piece(s) corn on the cob, kernels removed with a knife
1 cup(s) sweet red pepper(s), diced
4 oz uncooked Canadian-style bacon, diced
2 cup(s) fat-free skim milk
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce, or to taste

Directions

Pierce potato in several places with a fork; microwave on high power until tender, turning over once, about 8 minutes. Allow to cool; peel and mash.

Meanwhile, coat a large saucepan with cooking spray. Add celery, onion, corn and red pepper; sauté over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.

Stir bacon and milk into saucepan; stir in mashed potato and mix well. Season

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