Baked Potato Soup

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 medium russet potatoes, washed and dried
  • 1 small head of cauliflower  (3 1/2 cups or 16 ounces), stem removed cut into florets
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% reduced-fat milk
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 10 tbsp reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 tbsp chopped chives, divided
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (you can use turkey bacon if you prefer)

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Pierce potatoes with a fork; microwave on high for 5 minutes turn over and microwave another 3 – 5 minutes, until tender. Or if you prefer to use your oven, bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Peel potatoes.
  • Meanwhile, steam cauliflower with water in a large covered pot until tender. Drain and return to pot.
  • On medium heat, add chicken broth, milk, potatoes and bring to a boil.
  • Use an immersion blender to puree until smooth. Add sour cream, half the chives, salt and pepper and cook on low another 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat. Ladle 1 cup soup into each bowl.
  • Top each serving with 2 tbsp cheese, remaining chives, and bacon.

*www.skinnytaste.com

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Cajun Shrimp in Foil

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tablespoon Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • 24 (1 pound) cleaned large shrimp
  • 3 ounces fully cooked Turkey/Chicken Andouille sausage (Applegate), very thinly sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini (8 ounces each), sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add the shrimp and toss to coat.
  • Place 4 large (10 x 18-inch) pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil on a flat surface.
  • Divide the sausage, zucchini, bell peppers, and corn among the foil pieces, placing the vegetables in the center of each. Top each with shrimp (about 6), sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of the parsley and 1 tablespoon of the basil.
  • Drizzle each with 1 tablespoon of the wine and about 1/2 tablespoon of the oil. Fold each piece of the foil to form a packet, sealing tightly and leaving a little room inside for air to circulate in the packet. The packets may be refrigerated (or frozen) at this stage.
  • To cook, preheat the oven to 425F. Arrange the packets on a baking sheet and cook until the shrimp is cooked through and the vegetables are crisp-tender, 13 minutes. Open the packets slowly, being careful of the hot steam. Transfer the shrimp, vegetables, and sauce that has accumulated to individual bowls or rimmed plates.

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin

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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 or 2 1-2 pound pork tenderloins
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon, lime, or orange juice (or 1 tablespoon of each)
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a large baking/casserole dish. Pierce tenderloins all over with a fork. Rub oil onto all sides of the meat.
  • Whisk together Italian seasoning, garlic powder, cumin, salt, chili powder, smoked paprika  and black pepper. Sprinkle mixture over tenderloin(s), patting it onto the surface of the meat on all sides. Place in prepared baking dish and drizzle lemon/lime juice over the top.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes until outside is browned and crispy and centers are cooked through to desired doneness (you can take them out on the early side if you like the centers a little pink).
  • Spoon juices from the dish over the meat. Allow to rest on a cutting board or in the baking dish for 5-10 minutes. Slice into 1 inch pieces. Spoon any remaining juices from the pan over the slices, garnish with fresh chopped cilantro if desired, and serve.

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Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound baby Dutch yellow potatoes
  • 3 ears corn, each cut crosswise into 6 pieces
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook potatoes until just tender and parboiled, about 10-13 minutes. Stir in corn during the last 5 minutes of cooking time; drain well.
  • In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic and Old Bay Seasoning.
  • Place potatoes, corn, shrimp and sausage in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Stir in butter mixture and gently toss to combine.
  • Place into oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and corn is tender.
  • Serve immediately with lemon wedges, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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