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Loaded Potato Soup

Here’s another one of my favorite recipes that makes all my Facebook friends drool! You have no idea how many “Potato Soup” recipes I tried before I finally figured out what I wanted and what I didn’t want. Frozen potatoes of any kind are a definite no-no in my book. I also want to chew my potatoes – I don’t want a mushy soup. So make sure you only cook your potatoes when you make this — don’t boil them and turn them into soft mashable potatoes.

I used to love getting Potato Soup when I would go out to eat, but now, to be honest, those chain restaurant Potato Soups ain’t got nothin’ on MY soup!

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Loaded Potato Soup

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: happylittlewife

Equipment

  • Stock Pot

Ingredients

  • 3 Pounds Potatoes, cubed
  • 12 Ounces Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Cups White Onions, chopped
  • ½ Cup Flour
  • 32 Ounces Chicken Broth
  • 4 Cups Milk (I use 1%)
  • 2 Cups Finely Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • Chives

Instructions

  • Add butter and onions to stockpot and cook until butter melts.
  • Sprinkle flour over the onions and butter and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add potatoes, chicken broth and milk.
  • Stir together and cook on medium heat until mixture starts to simmer.
  • Put lid on pot and cook on low for about 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are cooked.
  • Stir in sour cream and cheese and cook just until all is melted.
  • Serve! Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with crumbled bacon, more cheddar cheese and chives.

Notes

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, I prefer to strain the potatoes from the broth so that the potatoes don’t soak it all up. I put the potatoes in one bowl and the broth in another and then refrigerate. I make a bowl and heat it up in the microwave the next day for lunch! Mmmm!

Chicken Alfredo Soup

It was a cold, damp, and dreary day here – the perfect day for one of my favorite comfort foods. This soup is absolutely amazing – it’s creamy and delicious and has two of my favorite ingredients: chicken and alfredo sauce. The best part about this soup is you can have it on the table in under an hour.  I, personally, like to peel and cube the potatoes earlier in the day (just put them in a pot of water and cover) and dice up the veggies too and leave them in the fridge. So how do you make this delicious soup?  Here ya go:

You will need:

  • Boneless Chicken Breast (I use 3-4)
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • 32 oz Chicken Broth
  • 2 Jars of your favorite Alfredo Sauce
  • Garlic
  • Onion Powder
  • Basil

{I use the frozen garlic cubes and basil cubes, but I also add garlic powder to taste. I use onion powder too.}

If you notice, I don’t have measurements for any of the ingredients – I just add enough for us.
We like a lot of potatoes, so I typically cube up about 7 medium size potatoes. I use about a cup and a half of carrots and celery.
1. Wash, peel, and cube potatoes
2. Chop carrots
3. Chop celery
4. Add potatoes, celery, carrots, chicken broth, garlic, onion, and basil to your soup pot.
5. Cook until potatoes are almost done.
6. While veggies are cooking, fry up chicken breasts and cut into pieces.
7. When potatoes are just about cooked, add 2 jars of Alfredo Sauce and Chicken to the pot.
8. Cook just long enough to finish cooking potatoes and to warm everything together.
Serve with Italian Bread. {I love to dip the bread into my soup!}

You can also add broccoli and/or red peppers to the mix – we just prefer it without those.

I hope you enjoy this soup as much as we do! It’s always a good “snow day” dinner!

xoxo, ? Denise

 

 

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