Creamy Corn Potato and Bacon Soup ~ almost…

If I had only followed directions…

The word “creamy” is the operative word and I served the soup without a trace of creaminess.  This recipe is from “Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook.”  It is packed with many good recipes, which are low calorie, easy and delicious.

And, while speaking of not following directions:  On the other end of the spectrum, there have been recipes that I’ve carefully followed down to the last 1/8 teaspoon, which left me feeling cheated of the delicious dish it claimed to be.

I don’t know which is worse; but in conclusion, should you make this soup and include the half-and-half; please let me know how you liked it!

Just broth

Creamy Potato Corn and Bacon Soup


2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
½ yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped (my addition)
1 pound potatoes, peeled and diced
2½ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
1/3 cup low-fat half-and-half
1½ tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce with Roasted Garlic (my addition)
2 slices turkey bacon, crisp cooked and crumbled (I used regular bacon)
2 tablespoons fresh chives


Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat.
Add onion, bell pepper and celery, cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes.
Add potatoes and broth, bring to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until potatoes are almost tender, about 10 minutes.
Stir in corn and cook about 5 minutes longer, until tender.
Stir in half-and-half and Worcestershire sauce.
Heat thoroughly.
Ladle into 4 bowls, sprinkle with chives and bacon.
Serve hot.

Tell me, have you neglected to add a crucial ingredient to a recipe also?

Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My Kind of Cooking for great tips and delicious easy recipes! 


  1. This looks delicious! Must give it a try soon!

  2. I have totally forgot ingredients, and then have been disappointed. But, just like everything, cooking has its good and bad days :)

  3. The secret? Don't follow recipes. And if you leave out the chicken, don't call it chicken soup. LOL

  4. I don't think I'd miss the half and half one bit! What a yummy looking soup!

  5. It looks good even without the "creamy" part- it's probably better for you too! :)

  6. I love soup and this looks and sounds so good that I know I'll be trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I am always messing with recipes. That is one of the reasons I love your blog; you are not afraid to be creative! Keep it up! :)

  8. As long as you enjoyed a different twist to it, then good for you for being adventurous! Looks good!

  9. Pam,
    I'm always changing recipes, depending what is in my pantry. I may not have missed the half and half, sounds great without it.

  10. It looks comforting and delicious.

  11. I'm not a betting person....However, in this case, I'd bet a pumpkin pie that it was DELICIOUS!!!

    Looks yummy

  12. What a hearty looking soup.. warm and comforting and oh so delicious!!!

  13. I've definitely left out key ingredients from recipes before! But it looks like this turned out deliciously nonetheless.

  14. Dear Pam, This is a wonderful soup for the cool weather that is slowly moving in.
    It is like a chowder. I would very much enjoy it. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

  15. Hi Pam,
    It looks quite delicious and comforting!! Love the combination of flavours!

  16. mMravillosa sopa me encanta adoro sus ingredientes muy sabrosa,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  17. Oh yes, been there and done that. Sometimes it still worked. Other times, fail! Oh well, that's the fun of cooking, right?


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