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Hot Potato!
December 26, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Food

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I sure did. It was nice and peaceful, just like I like it.

On Christmas Eve, I had a friend over and we made this soup from a magazine that I subscribe to (Taste of Home). It turned out perfectly and was really delicious. It is definitely going to be a staple this winter. Thought I would share it with you…

Baked Potato Cheddar Soup

Ingredients
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
2 large potatoes, baked, peeled and coarsely mashed (1-1/2 pounds)
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, divided
Crumbled cooked bacon, optional

Directions
In a large saucepan, whisk flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the potatoes, 1/3 cup cheese, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Remove from the heat. Stir in sour cream and 1/4 cup onions until blended. Cover; cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until heated through (do not boil). Garnish with remaining cheese, onions and bacon if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

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Just a few comments…Since a 10lb bag of potatoes is just $1.57 where I shop, I didn’t have 2 LARGE potatoes, so I peeled and used several smaller ones. I’m not sure how many exactly, maybe 6 or 7. AND I did not BAKE them. Instead, after peeling them, I cut them into chunks and boiled them in a pot on the stove (didn’t change the “30 minute” prep time at all). When it comes to some types of recipes (depending on the recipe’s level of difficulty; this one is a definite 1. SO incredibly easy!), I don’t really follow the recipe to the letter (i.e. measuring). I just kinda wing it, as long as I know the ingredients. That’s pretty much what I did with this one.

The end product was delicious. The only thing I forgot to add was salt. So, next time, I will definitely add salt and maybe a little more sour cream…and perhaps chives in lieu of green onion, or both. Other than that, perfection. I highly recommend it!


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This looks amazing. I think I will veganize this bad boy. Thanks for sharing!

Comment by twoveganboys

You’re welcome! You know, it probably wouldn’t be too hard to do, since the bacon is optional to begin with. Even sans bacon, it would be delicious. It’s all about the cheese. Again, I think chives would’ve provided more flavor than the green onion did. Verdict: Delicious

Comment by kirkkitsch

There is this stuff called tempeh bacon, it is pretty tasty and now that they make a decent vegan cheddar. I am making this bad boy next week. 😀

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