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$2.28 per serving
Ready in 60 minutes
Spoonacular Score: 49%
Loaded Baked Potato Soup might be a good recipe to expand your main course recipe box. This recipe serves 8 and costs $2.28 per serving. One portion of this dish contains roughly 27g of protein, 72g of fat, and a total of 884 calories. If you have salt and pepper, garlic, flour, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the potatoes you could follow this main course with the Sweet Potato Pie as a dessert. 3088 people found this recipe to be tasty and satisfying. It is brought to you by Love Bakes Good Cakes. Winter will be even more special with this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 1 hour. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 68%, which is solid. Users who liked this recipe also liked Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Crispy-Fried Potato Skins, Loaded Baked Potato Soup, and Loaded Baked Potato Soup.
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Don't make the mistake of assuming turkey bacon is healthier than pork bacon. Read the labels and look for short ingredient lists (not too many artificial ingredients, preservatives, and other additives). If you're watching your sodium intake, pay attention to that too. It is also important to note that the American Institute for Cancer Research has stated the consumption of ANY processed meat could increase your risk of developing cancer. Although it is not yet clear what causes the increased cancer risk, it could be the preservatives or other chemicals commonly used during processing.
Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.
Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).
You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.
Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).
Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.
When buying celery, make sure the stalks feel firm and the leaves look fresh. Store in your refrigerator's crisper for up to two weeks.
If you have too much bacon (is this even possible?) you can freeze individual slices by laying them between sheets of wax paper. Even better, you can put them on a single sheet of wax paper and roll the paper in such a way that you can just unroll it later and remove however many slices you want.
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), celery is one of the worst vegetables in term of pesticide residue. If you're trying to reduce pesticide residue in your diet, be sure to buy organic celery.