Sunday, November 1, 2015

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes 
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 4 servings

The potatoes are so silky smooth in this delicious soup.  Our whole family likes it.

  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups milk, or more, as needed
  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Heat stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside. Discard bacon fat.
  • Add butter and melt over medium heat. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in potatoes and green onions.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper, to taste. If the soup is too thick, add more milk as needed until desired consistency is reached.  I like a nice and thick like a chowder.
  • Serve immediately, garnish with green onion, cheese, bacon and sour cream if desired.
Adapted from damn delicious

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