Weight Watchers Soup Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Spanish Potato Onion Soup
A simple soup of potatoes, onions and Spanish-influenced seasonings for the slow cooker, perfect for colder weather.
Adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day, where it’s written as a stovetop recipe. I opted to toss everything in the slow cooker instead.
A few hours later we were rewarded with this hearty and delicious soup ready and waiting for us at the end of a long day.
Served with crusty bread and a green salad, it made for a satisfying meal.
The Skinny on Slow Cooker Spanish Potato Onion Soup
Including more soups in our diet has been one of my tricks for easy healthy weight loss. They’re an easy delicious way to increase your intake of vegetables, filling you up with fewer calories.
As Mireille Guiliano says in her wonderful book, French Women Don’t Get Fat, “The evening soup eater tends to consume less fat and less food overall, feeling satiated through the night, after which she needs ‘a real meal’ on rising to get her through the morning.”
And with leftover soup in the fridge, you’ve got a low Points value solution ready and waiting whenever hunger strikes.
According to my calculations, each generous serving of this Slow Cooker Spanish Onion Potato Soup has 141 calories, *3 Weight Watchers Points Plus and *3 SmartPoints.
This short video from AllRecipes show another way to make Slow Cooker Potato Soup:
If you like this easy Slow Cooker Spanish Potato Onion Soup, be sure to check out some of my other lightened up Weight Watchers friendly soup recipes including Skinny Potato Leek Soup, Healthy Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew, All Recipes Ham & Potato Soup Made Lighter, Creamy Potato Mushroom Soup and Crock Pot Creamy Cauliflower Potato Soup
Perfect for Weight Watchers with only 3 SmartPoints (or 3 PointsPlus), this Spanish Potato Onion Soup is an easy and healthy soup that is hearty and delicious.
- 4 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch thick half moons
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup dry sherry
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 large bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Pinch of saffron
- Dash of Tabasco or pinch of cayenne (optional)
Ideal slow cooker size: 5-Quart.
Combine onions, potatoes, broth, sherry and seasonings in your slow cooker.
Cover and cook on LOW until the potatoes and onions are tender, about 4 to 6 hours.
Remove the bay leaves.
Taste and adjust the seasonings as desired.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *3
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *3
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Recipe Source: Adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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