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ellen's potato soup with attitude

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This recipe comes from cleaning out the pantry. I was in the mood for some good old fashioned potato soup, even though the temp outside is just below 90 degrees. Inside, it's cool and soup is good for the soul.

(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ellen's potato soup with attitude

  • 2 lg
    red potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 slice
    bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 to 6 oz
    baby carrots, cut in half
  • 1/2 c
    onions, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 dash
    summer savory
  • 1 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 2 oz
    monterey jack cheese
  • 2 oz
    parmesan cheese

How To Make ellen's potato soup with attitude

  • 1
    In a large saucepan, cook potatoes, carrots, and onions 8-10 minutes over medium-low heat. Drain and set aside.
  • 2
    In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; set aside. Do not discard bacon drippings.
  • 3
    Place minced garlic in hot bacon drippings for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Do not allow to burn. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • 4
    Add garlic, salt, pepper, summer savory, butter, half and half, and cheeses to the vegetables. Stir over low heat until cheese is melted and soup is heated through.
  • 5
    Top each serving with crumbled bacon. Enjoy!