Monday, November 17, 2014

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

My mom lightens this up by replacing some of the milk with chicken broth. I personally like more potatoes so I add even more to mine.  Top with all the extras you want and your bowl will be perfect!


Loaded Baked Potato Soup                                                Printable Recipe

2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
7 cups milk
4 large baking potatoes, cooked and cubed
1 pound bacon
8 ounces Velveeta
1 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded Mexi-blend cheese
1 bunch green onions, sliced

Cut up bacon and cook.  I know this picture isn't necessary but it sure looks yummy!!  Drain.
I used to bake my potatoes, then peel and chop.  Now I use 4 cups of Yukon golds, chunked and cooked by boiling. Much less messy and you keep the nutrients of the skin. 
Drain.
In a large pot melt the butter.
Stir in flour, heat and stir until smooth.  Cook for 1 minute.
Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thickened. I find it easier to have the milk warmed to prevent burning the milk on the bottom while it tries to warm up the rest of the milk. *
This is with about half of the milk
Add potatoes and bacon.
 Add cheese and stir until melted. Stir in sour cream.


TO FREEZE.....Omit potatoes (they will become gritty when you unthaw) cool and put in bags. When ready to use reheat and add potatoes.

Edited to add that if I use YUKON GOLDS they do not turn gritty and they keep their shape even in the freezer!

*An alternative method is to add the milk to pan and warm.  Make a roux out of the butter and flour.  Add the roux to the milk and stir. It will thicken in just a few minutes.  You can see this method on my Cheeseburger Soup and Chicken, Corn and Potato Chowder.

7 comments:

  1. Jenny,

    Sometimes, we think a lot a like. We had loaded baked potato soup this weekend too. It was so warm and comforting. We have been having such cold weather. The wind chill this morning was in the low 20's. Thank God it will be back into the 50's this week. Anyway, Your potato soup looks amazing too. I would definitely eat a HUGE BOWL full. Blessings! Diane/recipesdlybread

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  2. Any recipe with potatoes usually is a winner in my book, as my family just loves potatoes, so right now been looking for my soup recipes and hope to get to try this one soon now. Thanks :)

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  3. OMG! That looks good! Thank you for sharing I can't wait to try it!

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  4. Your soup looks so YUMMY! I'm definitely pinning so I can make it this weekend!!!

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  5. This looks amazing! I can't wait to try it. I am pinning so I can find it later.

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  6. I like the addition of mexiblend cheese. I bet that peps it up a bit. I'll have to try it!

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  7. This looks amazing! I'm definitely including it in my round-up!

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