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2.17.2011

JennyKate's Baked Potato Soup

I don't think there is anything better than a hearty bowl of potato soup on a cold day. Here's how I make my potato soup...

Stars of the Show

  • 5 lb bag of potatoes
  • 1 lb bacon
  • butter
  • milk - quantity depends on your desired consistency
  • chicken broth (about 2 boxes or 4 cans)
  • minced garlic
  • 1/2 onion
  • a few stalks of celery
  • salt and pepper to taste
Supporting Cast

  • shredding cheese
  • crumbled bacon
  • chopped scallions (or green onions)
Act 1

  • fry bacon to crispy (or extra crispy...just how I like it)
  • save a little bacon grease and saute onions and minced garlic in bacon grease (or 1/2 stick of butter...or both, if you really want to clog your arteries)
  • crumble bacon

Act 2

  • clean and dice potatoes, and chop celery
  • boil potatoes, bacon, sauteed onions, garlic, and chopped celery in chicken broth, until desired tenderness (I like mine mushy, so I boil them for at least an hour)
Act 3
  • mash up potatoes (or don't, if you prefer chunky potatoes)
  • add in 1/2 stick of butter
  • add milk to desired consistency
  • allow to cook for an additional 30 minutes to an hour, so the flavors can mesh together (mesh - that's a technical term)

Grand Finale

  • serve up potato soup and top it off with some crumbled bacon, scallions, and shredded cheese (lots of shredded cheese)
  • Enjoy!

22 comments...I love comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

Oh my goodness. This looks AH-mazing! Mmm! Thanks for sharing, Sweets! Lori

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Goodness...I want some NOW! Wow...it looks so great. And, I pretty much love anything with bacon. :)

Life with the Lebedas said...

That looks awesome!

Mamarazzi said...

i am making this today.

i need to go to the market for the few missing ingredients, bacon and celery...but THIS will be made.

TODAY!

its cold and rainy here this week.

this yummy soup is perfect for the craptastic weather!

Amy B said...

Oh my goodness. This looks yummy. I think I am going to make this over the weekend. Thanks for sharing.

stephanie said...

I will be making this soon! I LOVE potato soup!

Stacie said...

YUM! How can you go wrong with butter and bacon?

starnes family said...

You are not helping my "healthy" living routine! (refuse to call it a diet)

Kelli said...

I LOVE, LOVE potato soup. I just made some on Sunday :)

Angie said...

Good golly miss molly...that looks amazing. I have been craving a baked potato, but the soup looks 100 X better. Thanks for sharing!

Baloney said...

Yum. Thanks!

Brandy@YDK said...

this is like food porn.

Impulsive Addict said...

Dude...I'm totally drooling! I'm so flippin' hungry! I LOVE me some 'tater soup but I'll be holdin' on those yucky onions. BLEH!

Good stuff, Yo. And more great picture taken! ;)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Seriously, with those ingredents how can you go wrong-Looks amazing Jenny!

Lindsay said...

Oh wow, my favortie kind of soup...I might have to try this! It looks delish!!!!

Connie said...

I just had a bowl of baked potato soup at Panera yesterday!

My favorite!

Heather In The Land Of Mom said...

You had me at baked potato soup! Oh that looks so good.

Shawn said...

That looks..."amazeballs". It doesn't work for me does it?

Please bring some in May!

MiMi said...

Bacon.
Butter.
Yum.
I used to have this at Red Robin and I LOVED IT!

Dawn said...

How did you know I needed a good potato soup recipe?!? And, one that calls for a pound of bacon is even better!

Thanks, Girl!

Xazmin said...

Oooooh that looks so heavenly!

Thanks...now I'm hungry.

Liz said...

I love potato soup and yours sounds YUMMY!!