So I had plenty of time today to play around in the kitchen, and I decided to make one of my favorite soups ever! My Loaded Potato Bacon Soup! Here's what you'll need:
Three types of cheese?! Yes, please! So you'll want to start this recipe by baking your potatoes. I show you the best baked potato recipe in the world here. If you want to microwave them you can, but I had time so they baked. I just pierced each spud with a fork, rubbed with olive oil, sprinkled with salt and baked. Voila! While the potatoes are cooling, cook your bacon. Mmm bacon.
Using a knife, I cut off the potato skin. Hubby doesn't like the skin, otherwise I'd probably be too lazy to take it off. It's up to you if you want it on or not. Then I cut up the bacon and got working on my roux. I show you how to make a roux here. I mixed the melted butter and the flour together, then slowly added my milk/broth mix. Next were the potatoes and onions and finally it was time for all that awesome cheese!
The little bit of Velveeta helps to thicken the soup. Once all the cheese has melted you're ready the most amazing Loaded Potato Bacon Soup!
Ingredients:4-5 large russet potatoes, BAKED!
12 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped up
2/3 Cup butter
2/3 Cup flour
4 Cups chicken broth
3 Cups milk
4 green onions, chopped
1 1/2 Cups shredded cheese
2 oz Velveeta, cubed
1 Cup sour cream
1 tsp salt and pepper
Bake your potatoes. Let them cool. While cooling, fry up your bacon and chop it into pieces. Peel your potatoes using a knife or peeler and cut into cubes. Combine the milk and broth in a large measuring bowl. Set aside.
Melt your butter on medium heat in your dutch oven or large pot. Whisk in the flour until smooth. Slowly...SLOWLY add in your milk/broth until combined and thick. Add in the potatoes and onions and increase the heat to medium high. Bring the soup to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add in the bacon, cheeses, salt and pepper and cook until the cheese has melted. Serve in a big bowl with a big spoon and a big chunk of your favorite bread. Enjoy!!
What comfort foods do you love this time of year? I'm thinking some yummy Macaroni and Cheese is in our near future!
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