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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Would you believe there was a time when I would not eat potato soup at all?! I would sit defiantly at the dinner table and refuse to eat it. My parents would threaten me with "having it for breakfast" ... in which case, I usually responded by reluctantly eating it ..... without chewing - just swallowing and a lot to drink! The thing is, I don't know what it was about it that made me not like it ...... I just didn't like it. 

Long gone are those days. :) I actually look forward to the cooler weather just for a warm, comforting bowl of soup .... and yes, even potato soup! We usually eat it 2 or 3 times during the cooler months. I even have a few different variations of potato soup! I hope you enjoy!







Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Yield: 6-8 servings

1 lb. bacon, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
¼ cup flour
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups vegetable or chicken stock
6-8 large potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 cups heavy whipping cream
3 cups Sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
Toppings: Sour Cream, Green Onions, optional

Fry bacon in a soup pot until crisp. Remove the bacon to paper towels to drain. In the bacon grease, cook the onions and celery over medium-high heat until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Whisk in the flour. Continue to whisk until the flour in fully incorporated and the mixture thickens slightly. Add the vegetable stock gradually and continue to whisk until fully incorporated. Add the potatoes, salt and pepper. Bring the soup to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Add the whipping cream and heat through. Just before serving, add half of the bacon and 2 cups of cheese to the soup. Stir until the cheese melts completely. Serve with remaining bacon, cheese, sour cream and green onions on top.

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29 comments:

  1. Looks So Good! ...and fast too! Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. I love baked potatoes and the soup sounds interesting!
    I am stopping by to let you know the Friday Fun Party is back. I miss you at the party! :)
    Happy almost Friday Jamie.

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  3. I've always loved potato soups! So creamy and heart warming. Thanks for sharing this recipe on Foodie Friday.

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  4. Yum! I'm with Linda above on the bacon. I love bacon!

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  5. Jamie this soup looks soooo good! I can't wait to try it!

    Thanks for sharing at Farm Girl Blog Fest #19!

    ~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You

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  6. Now this is a seriously hearty soup great for the winter. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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  7. Hi Jamie,
    I need a nice bowl of this soup for my lunch, it looks so good. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. One of my favorite soups of all time! So yummy! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week, Happy Valentine's Day and come back soon ~EMM

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  9. This looks terrific. Cannot wait to try this recipe.

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  10. You "rock" the soup pot with this one, Jamie !

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  11. Genius!! Thanks for sharing this at Foodtastic Friday!!

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  12. ok I think this is my favorite post of yours yet! YUMMO Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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  13. I've never made my own baked potato soup but I bet this one is fantastic! I'll be pinning and trying soon! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  14. Ohh this looks so delicious!!! I want a big bowl right now!! I must make this this week!!

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  15. I love potato soup and can't believe you never did! I am glad you changed your ways! Your recipe sounds really good and I will give it a try!

    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen party! I look forward to seeing what you bring next week.

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  16. One word -- Yum!

    I can't wait to try this and I'll be linking to it from my blog (weeklyadmeals.com) to give others meal ideas when their menu planning. Thank you!

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  17. I never liked potato soup as a child either. I eat it now and would be happy to eat this version with all of those fun toppings. Thank you for linking!

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  18. Loaded is a great word. I love all those additions which are so delicious.

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  19. yummy! i love soup :o) Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. Just wanted to let you know that I just opened a shabby apply $50 giveaway and would love for you to get chance to enter!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/02/blog-birthday-week-shabby-apple-giveaway.html

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  20. Hi Jamie,
    This is a great soup for this cold winter day. Hope you are having a great Valentine weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  21. Mmmmm! This looks like the ultimate comfort food (which would be great right about now, in the middle of a cold, snowy winter).

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  22. It's so cold where i live right now, and I'm hungry, this looks SO good!

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  23. Is flour supposed to be on the ingredients list twice?

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    1. Nope! Fixed it :) Thank you so much for letting me know!

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