Loaded Potato Soup Recipe

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Loaded Potato Soup

Kimber Flory

By
@Shadowtwin

When the weather turned cold this fall, I started craving soup as I always do. I am partial to the creamed soups. I saw several different recipes and decided to jump in and try my own. It was delicious and a huge hit with my family.


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Serves:

8 - 10

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 stick
butter
1/2
onion
1
carrot
4 clove
garlic, minced
8
potatoes
4 c
2 % milk
1 pkg
real bacon bits
1 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1 c
heavy cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In large soup pot, melt one stick of butter. Add finely diced onions, carrot, and garlic. Brown in pot until soft and translucent.
2
Chop potatoes into small (about 1/2 inch) pieces and add to pot. Pour 4 cups milk into pot. Put on medium flame until soup beings to boil. Lower heat to simmer.
3
Add package of bacon bits to the soup and stir.
4
Continue to simmer until potatoes are soft when stabbed with a fork. At this point I used my immersion mixer. But a hand masher will do the job also. Mash some of the potatoes until mixture and potatoes are the consistency that you like.
5
Add shredded cheese and heavy cream. Stir in to mix. Allow to heat through. Serve. You can add a dollup of sour cream, more shredded cheese and a sprinkling of bacon bits on top.
6
This served my family of four - as well as having enough left over for a couple of bowls the next day AND a large portion left to freeze.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #potato, #creamy