O'Charleys Loaded Potato Soup

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Selena Parisher

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@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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min

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)

How to Make O'Charleys Loaded Potato Soup

Step-by-Step

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

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