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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
"Debbie's Yelling at Me to Post This" Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Okay so I actually made this for work, but when I sent over a sample to my official taste-tester around the corner, she literally yelled at me on the computer to post the recipe! So, Deb, here it is:
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
1 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup chopped white onion
1 tbsp chopped garlic (from a jar is fine)
14 ounces chicken stock
1 cup plus 1/4 cup milk, cream, or some combination of the two (use cream! It makes it sooo yummy)
salt and pepper to taste (go heavy on pepper, it makes it!)
2-3 large baking potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
8 slices bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 green onions, diced
1/4 cup sour cream
Melt butter in small saucepan. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes, or until crisp but tender. Add broth, milk or cream, and about 2/3 of the chopped potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Slightly mush up the potatoes with the back of a spoon.
Reduce the heat and simmer until potatoes are very tender.
Meanwhile, cook reserved potatoes in microwave until very tender.
Puree soup with an immersion blender, or puree in batches in a blender or food processor. Add in cooked potatoes, all but about 2-3 tbsp bacon, 3/4 cup cheese, and all bout 2 tbsp green onions.
Cook until cheese is melted. Taste for seasoning and adjust salt and pepper to taste, if necessary.
Divide among serving bowls and top each serving with remaining bacon, cheese, green onions and a dollop of sour cream.