Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fully Loaded Baked Potato Soup

I got a great new comfort food soup recipe this month. I got it from the sample lady at our locally owned grocery store. This store is what used to be considered a large grocery store, but that was in the days before the gigantic super WalMart super de duper mega ultra stores.
I have to get our regular groceries at WalMart, just simply because of the prices. BUT, I will not get our meat or produce there anymore. I just simply refuse to now. This "little" grocery store just has what I need. Good food. Plus, an older lady who comes in on Saturdays to pass out samples. And it's not just product samples. It's almost always something homemade. And she has copies of the recipe for you to take along with your sample. Isn't that just really neat? One day it was chicken bbq pizza, another it was a hamburger & rice casserole. Last fall I remember trying a 3 bean chili that I really liked ( I even made it & took pics...I wander where that went to...I'll have to find that & post it!). Well a few weeks ago it was this potato soup. I took the recipe copy & after making sure I had all the ingredients, I took it home & made it that day. It was THAT good.

Fully Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Approx. 2 pounds potatoes, scrubbed & cubed fairly small (don't peel)
1/2 pound bacon, sliced into small bits
4 C. chicken stock
4 green onions, sliced
2 C. milk
1/4 C. flour
2 C. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 C. sour cream
salt & pepper

Cook bacon in a large soup pan until just crisp. Add cubed potatoes & cook on medium for about 10 minutes until they begin to cook. Add stock, green onions, & pepper. Continue to cook until potatoes are tender. Whisk together the flour & the milk until combined. Add to pan & stir while heating & thickening. Add shredded cheese & salt, & more pepper if you need it. Once all cheese is melted, add the sour cream. Server garnished with bacon bits & green onions.

This really is SO GOOD! I've never thought of a loaded baked potato as a soup before, but really, it works! And it's great on these nippy fall days. Look how much it thickens up in the frig overnight.

I just had to include this picture of the potatoes cooking with the bacon.
Nuttin' like taters & bacon cookin' in a cast iron skillet. :)

I hope you enjoy this comfy potato soup. We sure did.


Stacey said...

Oh my goodness gracious... THAT looks wonderful!!!

Lori L said...

Yum! I'm going to have to try this some time. We love soup and this sounds really good - and really rich! (Everything is better with bacon, LOL!)

Becky said...

I made this tonight - it was awesome!!

shopannies said...

that sounds delicious

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