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