Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Every part of a loaded baked potato including crispy potato skins are turned into a wonderful soup recipe!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup #maindish #recipe #soup #potato #bacon #onepot

I love potato soup so much and I'm impressed with how many different recipes there are out in the blog world alone. I have had this recipe saved for years, probably around the time I started my blog. I was kind of surprised by reserving the potato peels to fry up but thought it was a really smart idea. It ended up being such a hit that if I peel potatoes now, I fry up the skins instead of tossing them out. Why let such a good part of the potato go to waste?! The potato soup itself is also fantastic and I served it up in a bread bowl and the whole family loved it.

Fried Potato Skins with Loaded Baked Potato Soup #maindish #recipe #soup #potato #bacon #onepot

What you need:
  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 6 medium russet potatoes
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 lb. shredded sharp cheddar cheese, plus some for garnish 
  • 1 cup sour cream, plus some for garnish
  • 3 green onions, diced for garnish
  1. In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat. Once crisp, remove from pot onto a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Meanwhile, peel potatoes and reserve the peels. Cut potatoes into small cubes.
  3. Cook potato peels in bacon greases until crisp and remove to plate with bacon. 
  4. Add onion to stockpot and cook for about 6 minutes, until golden.
  5. Add garlic and flour and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Slowly add the chicken broth and heavy cream to pot, whisking constantly.
  7. Add thyme and potatoes, then turn heat up to high and bring to a boil.
  8. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and cover pot. Cook for about 7 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  9. Take a potato masher and mash the soup some. You can also put everything in the pot in a blender or only half of it in the blender, depending on how smooth or chunky you like your soup.
  10. Turn off heat and add cheese. Stir until completely melted.
  11. Add sour cream and season with salt and pepper.
  12. Serve garnished with bacon, potato skins, green onions, cheese, and sour cream.
Recipe from Tracey's Culinary Adventures

Loaded Baked Potato Soup #maindish #recipe #soup #potato #bacon #onepot

If you're interested in a super cheesy potato soup with ham, I highly recommend this Roasted Cheesy Potato and Ham Soup recipe. I have never had Panera's Creamy Potato Soup but this copycat recipe from Ma Nouvelle Mode looks incredible and I MUST try it.


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