Monday, November 1, 2010

Baked Potato Soup

Just as a little background, I'm actually not a big baked potato fan.  But, as a creamy soup???  Yes please!!!! I really enjoy soups on these cold, fall days where all you want to do is snuggle up and eat something that will warm you right up.  And, in my opinion, it made for some good comfort food as well because I am not really excited for the winter months ahead!  ha ha.  Don't get me wrong, I love the winter, snow, and fun things to do, but I feel like winter can drag on too long sometimes.  I'll take a couple months and be done :)  Anyways, I REALLY enjoyed this soup.  Try it out sometime!

Printable Version

2 tablespoons butter
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup flour
4 1/2 cups milk
1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
4 baked potatoes
1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1.  In a large pot, melt butter.  Add garlic and saute for 30-60 seconds.
2.  Slowly add milk, stirring constantly to eliminate lumps.  Whisk until smooth, then add chicken broth.
3.  Bring soup to a boil and heat until thickened.
4.  Turn heat down, and scoop the inside of the potatoes into the soup.  Smash the large clumps with spoon.
5.  Add cheese, salt, pepper and green onions.
6.  Remove pan from heat, add sour cream, and half the bacon.  Top soup with sour cream, green onions, extra cheese, and bacon.

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  1. This looks delicious! I love comforting soups on cold days. Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. it looks so creamy and delicious!!! :D

  3. Agreed, and with soups like this, winter will be great!

  4. I love potato soup so I am sure this will just pump it up a bit...Evenings are quite chilly now, so perfect to start off the Winder Season :)

  5. I am a huge fan of baked potatoes and soup. Combined into one...genius!!

  6. "I'm actually not a big baked potato fan."

    It's funny, I'm not particularly one, either, but I love baked potato soup! And at one of my favorite delis, it's all I order. I might see if I can save a little money and try making my own ... this looks fantastic.

  7. I make something very similar to this and it is always good. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. This sounds and looks wonderful!

  9. Yummy! I like what I saw. Nice blog :)

    Looking fwd to sharing & I'm following now. Hope u'll follow me & would like to see your comments, not just on My Cooking!

    Let's indulge together :)

  10. Definitely trying this yummy recipe! Thanks for Sharing :)

  11. I adore a good potato soup and this recipe looks fantastic! Thank you for the friend request through Food Buzz, look forward to learning more about you. :)

  12. This looks fantastic. I tend to like baked potatoes more than potato soup, but yours looks so creamy and delicious I just might give it a try.

  13. This soup looks nice and creamy! Thanks for sharing. Love to make soup for those cold days.

  14. I loved this soup, I made it a couple of days ago and I'm posting it on my blog today!