Monday, January 25, 2010

recipe Monday ~ comfort food

It's Recipe Monday again over at Colleen's blog. If you'd like to see what she posted, hop on over and also see who else linked today.

Friday I made one of our very favorite soups, in fact it tastes just like a twice-baked potato. You can reduce the fat in this soup by using fat-free half and half along with reduced fat cheese and sour cream.

"Baked" Potato Soup

6 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes ( about 3 & 3/4 lbs.)

1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)

3 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth

2-3 crushed garlic cloves

1/4 cup butter

2 & 1/2 tsp salt

1 & 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

1 cup half and half

1 cup (4 oz.) sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

3 TBS. chopped fresh chives

1 (8oz.) container sour cream (optional)

4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

Shredded Cheddar cheese

  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a 5 quart slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours or on LOW 8 hours or until potato is tender.
  • Mash mixture until potatoes are coarsely chopped and soup is slightly thickened; stir in cream, cheese, and chives. Top with sour cream, if desired, and sprinkle with bacon and Cheddar cheese before serving. Makes 12 cups. Enjoy!

14 kind words:

Love Letters To China said...

Gail... That soup looks simply divine! I love yummy, creamy, rich soups like that. Thanks for sharing!

BTW, thank you for the kind words you left on my blog. I agree our boys would probably have a blast hanging out with each other.

Wanda said...

We are a soup lovin' family here and this one looks scrumptious.

That's comfort food - your recipe. Definately will be making this. it!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YUMMY... writing this one on a card..

Robin said...

We LOVE potato soup & this sounds super easy & yummy. I will be giving this a try this week :) Soup is always good on a cold day and it looks like we will be having plenty of that this week.

Have a great week!

Brandi said...

Perfect timing! My girls were just asking me to make potato soup. This one sounds delish! :)

Super Mommy said...

Sounds yummy and looks pretty easy to make!

Colleen said...

Another one I'm going to have to try!!! Yum!!!!

Colleen said...

Yummy yummy yummy!!!!!!! OMG this looks so good!!!!!!!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh YUMMMO!!! This soup looks SO GOOD!! Beautiful photo.....I wish I could pull up a chair and dig in:)



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Laura L. said...

I will have to write this down. A friend from long ago used to talk about baked potato soup and I never thought to get her recipe. I've occasionally thought about it and wished I had a recipe for it. Now I do. :) Thanks. Looks good.

Jboo said...

Oh my -- this sounds AND looks so yummy! Love baked potato soup -- will definitely give this a try. I'm way behind on blog reading - so glad I didn't miss this one! :)


Missi said...


I tried this soup on Monday night... it was delicious! My family loved it and requested it again!!
Thanks for sharing :)

Missi Coffel

Angie said...

Gail~We made your soup last night and it was absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing it. My boys even loved it and wanted seconds. It was the perfect thing for a cold, dreary Georgia night!

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