Friday, January 16, 2009

Brrr....

Here in Buffalo, like most of the country right now, we are going through a blast of cold. One of my favorite things to do when it's this cold is to make baked potato soup. It's really simple and sooooo yummy! This is fantastic with some crusty bread and butter.
Here is how I make my Baked Potato Soup.

  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 6 c milk
  • 4 green onions (sliced)
  • 2/3 c flour
  • 2 c cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2/3 c butter
  • 12 or so slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • salt & pepper to taste

Bake potatoes and cool. Peel off skins and dice. Melt butter in heavy saucepan. Add about 2 cups milk to saucepan. Combine half of the flour and 1 cup of milk in shaker. Shake and slowly add to pan. Do the same to the rest of the flour and milk, until all combined. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Make sure to keep stirring so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan. Add potatoes, onions, cheese, bacon, salt & pepper; cook until thoroughly heated.

Somewhere in the original recipe there was sour cream. The person who gave this to me doesn't like sour cream so she deleted it. It's tasty without it, but feel free to add it if you like.

When I made this for my vegetarian mother I deleted the bacon and then just added it to each individual bowl after dished up. You can also do that with the green onion. This recipe is also very good with ham instead of bacon or add broccoli instead of any meat.

After I had a bowl of soup I had the best dessert. These huge delicious carmel apples from Double Dipped Sweets arrived at my door earlier in the day. I love getting mail. I received the Almond Rocca Caramel Apple and the Peanut Butter and Chocolate Caramel Apple. Her apples are fantastic!! I would definitely recommend you try one.

19 Sweet Comments:

Chelsea Ling said...

YUM! I love love love baked potato soup.. I'm starving!

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KV Creative Designs said...

Wow!!! this looks soooo Yummy! Sure to warm the Tummy!! hehehhee I am a poet and didn't know it!! Oh stop me please!!

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hoffee and a nuffin said...

NO WAY! I just looked at my sack of potatoes and was wishing I had a good potato soup recipe... Great minds.....

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...

Oooohhhh, your soup looks yummy! It's been 10 below here (minimum) and a nice big bowl would definitely hit the spot! Thanks for the recipe :-)

ElegantSnobbery said...

OMG I am SO making that soup! I have never even heard of Baked Potato Soup and I'm feeling deprived just looking at yours.

yeah and also feeling deprived because I don't have any of Krista's caramel apples to make me happy. That Almond Roca apple is THE BEST!!

Jenna said...

I have a feeling we will be trying this one out!

Custom Bling said...

Oh, that soup looks so good! Thanks for the recipe!

n8tvtexan said...

YUM! I am SSSOOOO making this soup tomorrow.

Crochet by Momma J said...

YUMMY!!!

Marianne
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bekaboo said...

My goodness, that soup looks fantastic!! Thanks for sharing!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Oh Yummy ~ your soup looks so warm and delicious, I can't wait to make it! Your blog is beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog and entering the give away. Many Blessings, Katie

smilemonsters said...

Oh my, does that soup look good!

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lori said...

Thanks for the recipe. My husband and I cook together a lot. Over the past year, being busy and all, we've kind of fallen into a dinner rut and have been making the same things over and over. We decided to dedicate a night a week to trying new recipes...your soup will be one of them!
xx

The Downtown Boutique said...

I LOVE your blog!!! And this soup looks absolutely decadent. I'm going to have to try it!

Cheryl said...

Sounds yummy! I may have to give this a try.

EADotCom said...

Yummmm and I like your blog. I'm going to add you to my list :) Keep it up

hoffee and a nuffin said...

...forgot to tell you: I made this soup and my husband (picky eater) loved it! Thanks so much for sharing...

Cathy from Wire & Wool said...

Oh, that soup looks so yummy!! Tomorrow's dinner, off to make my grocery list!
Cathy

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