Monday, February 15, 2016

Chunky Baked Potato Soup

My oldest sons favorite food is baked potatoes! He asks for them multiple times a week! So we almost always have russet potatoes at our home to add as a side dish or an after school snack for my son. 

This soup is a perfect one to use up your extra baked potatoes. Which is great with meal prep and planning. I always like planning out my meals so that I know ahead of time to make a little extra of something to make my life easier on another meal. Also if I do not plan ahead especially on bacon my family will eat every single piece that I make so I like to know if I will be needing bacon crumbled other days of the week so that when I make bacon for breakfast on the week I take out a few pieces and set them aside before I serve them to my family.

So this meal can be a very easy week night meal with a little planning ahead! It is different then my crockpot loaded baked potato soup. But can be just as easy as my crockpot soup with a little planning ahead! I do like the ingredients in this one more than my crockpot loaded baked potato soup too! 



Chunky Baked Potato Soup
adapted from: here

6 slices bacon
5 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour
4 cups mik
3 large potatoes, cooked, peeled and cubed
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

In a large skillet cook bacon until crispy. Then dice it up. Set aside. Melt butter in a large stockpot over low to medium heat. Whisk in the flour slowly and let it lightly brown. Then slowly begin to whisk in the milk. Cook for 2 minutes whisking continually. Stir in the potatoes and onions. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer and let simmer for 10-15 minutes. (if you potatoes aren't pre-cooked cook for 15-20 minutes or until they are tender) Then stir in the bacon, sour cream, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. If the soup is still too thick you can add more milk. Serve immediately garnished with bacon, cheese, and green onions!



 potatoes Bacon Flour
 pepper salt cheese 




        





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