Bake Potato Soup
Recipe: Appetizer : Bake Potato Soup - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 35 min Yield: 8 Serving
Nutrition Facts: 240 calories 9 grams fat
6 slices thin bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 whole medium onion- diced
3 whole carrots - diced
3 stalks celery- diced
6 whole small russet potatoes - diced
8 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
1 cup grated cheese of your choice
1 cup chives
black pepper to taste
salt to taste
Add bacon pieces to a soup pot over medium heat and cook bacon until crisp and fat is rendered. Remove the bacon from the pot and set it aside. Pour off most of the grease, but do not clean the pot.
Return the hot to medium-high heat and add the onions, carrots, and celery. Stir and cook for 2 minutes or so, then add the diced potatoes. Cook for 5 minutes, seasoning with salt and pepper..
Pour in the broth and bring it to a gentle boil. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are starting to get tender. Whisk together the flour and the milk, then pour into the soup and allow the soup to cook for another 5 minutes.
Remove half to 2/3 the soup and blend in batches in a blender/food process until completely smooth. (***USE CAUTION WHEN BLENDING HOT SOUP; IF POSSIBLE, ALLOW THE SOUP TO COOL BEFORE BLENDING***) Pour it back into the soup pot and stir to combine. Let it heat back up as you taste for seasonings, adding more of what it needs. Stir in cream, then stir in parsley, reserving a little for garnish.
Serve in bowls garnished with parsley, grated cheese and crisp bacon pieces.
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"I gave it of a kick with hatch chile bacon and a bit red pepper. My family loved it!" - rajakiwi
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"Chili powder, cumin, paprika, and a few other easy-to-find spices make up this taco mix..." - bob cody
"I've made this twice now with only the slightest tweaks (added a couple teaspoons of 'Italian Seasoning' mix from our co-op). It's absolutely perfection. Rich, just spicy enough to add interest, and no acid overload. I'm not a fan of tomato-based sauces, but I love this. So did my husband." - p g.8256
"There is a place in Sioux City, IA that has the best pizza sauce on their pizzas I've ever tasted. This recipe is really close to it. I added about two-three Tablespoons of honey and some cyan pepper. Love it!!" - randy t.