O'Charleys Loaded Potato Soup

Selena Parisher Recipe

By Selena Parisher sjparisher

I can't remember the last time I had the soup at O'Charleys, but if it's better than this, I'll be amazed!

(Note: you can substitute milk for all or part of the half and half to reduce fat content, I used 2 cups milk and 2 cups half and half.


Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves:
4
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
red potatoes
1/8 c
butter
1/8 c
flour
4 c
half and half (see personal note above)
1/2 pkg
velveeta cheese, melted (8 oz)
1/2 tsp
hot pepper sauce (red tobasco)
TO TASTE:
white pepper
garlic powder
FOR TOPPING AFTER PUT IN SERVING BOWLS
shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 lb
crispy fried bacon, crumbled (optional, if serving to vegetarians!)
fresh chives (dried is okay)
fresh parsley (dried is okay)

Directions

1
Wash but don't peel potatoes, dice into 1/2 inch cubes.
2
cover with water and bring to boil in large saucepan.
3
boil until about 3/4 cooked, 10-15 minutes.
4
in a separate pan, melt butter on low heat and then mix flour in. Mix until smooth.
5
gradually add half and half to the mixture, stir constantly until smooth and thickened.
6
Add melted Velveeta Cheese, stir well.
7
Add drained potatoes to mixture.
8
Add white pepper, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce (start with a 1/2 tsp. and add more if you like it hot!)
9
Cover, cook for 30 mins on low, stir occasionally.
10
Time to serve! After pouring into serving bowls, each diner can add cheddar, bacon, chives, and parsley to taste. Enjoy!
  • Comments

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    Debbie Elswick dels8 - Nov 12, 2011
    I love this soup! thanks for sharing. :)
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    Christine Fernandez SuperMom77 - Nov 13, 2011
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    Margaret Gatens LaylaD - Nov 16, 2011
    So if I put it into a crock pot,instead of cooking on top of the stove,would I just 60 minutes instead of 30 minutes?
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    Selena Parisher sjparisher - Nov 24, 2011
    Hmmm....never made it in the crock pot before. The O'Charley's version calls for making it on the stove so I'm not really sure. I guess you could probably use a crock pot and cook for longer on low, but you should be stirring it every now and then. Honestly, I've never used a crock pot for anything but my vegetable stew so I'm probably not the best person to ask! Anyone else have any idea?
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    Tara Pacheco tnj2008 - Dec 15, 2011
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