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Well boy howdy did y’all go bonkers over this picture yesterday. Y’all should know that if I post a yummalicious pic like that the recipe is soon to follow.
This is one of my favorite go to cold (or cooler) weather recipes. It is delicious, hearty and best of all s.i.m.p.l.e!
Are you ready to warm your heart, your tummy and delight your tastebuds?
Loaded Potato Soup
- 5 lb bag of potatoes, washed and cut into 1″ (ish) pieces
- 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
- 5 to 6 cloves of garlic, chopped (or more if you delight in garlic as we do)
- 3 sticks butter
- pint of heavy cream
- 10 oz can chicken broth
- red pepper flakes (to taste)
- Pepper and salt (to taste)
- 1 to 2 C of milk
- Sour Cream
- Cooked Bacon, chopped
- Green Onions, chopped
- Cheese, shredded
Let’s get down to business
- In a large stock pot melt 1/2 stick of butter.
- When the butter is all bubbly and golden brown, add in the onions and garlic. Cook about 4 minutes or until translucent and the smell is almost overwhelming.
- Add the chopped potatoes and your red pepper, I use about 2Tbsp, add in the chicken broth, 1/2 the cream, 1/2 stick of butter and 1 C milk.
- Mix everything together well.
- Put the top on your pot and cook all these ingredients over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are softened. You don’t want them too mushy.
- If you have a potato masher, use it sparingly. I mash up about 90% of the potato chunks, and use a fork to help the potatoes along. We like some chunks*.
- Add in the rest of the cream, 1 stick of butter and salt and pepper**
- I don’t like watery potato soup so I usually add just enough milk to make it a nice creamy, thick consistency.
- I leave my soup simmering over the stove for about 4 more hours, (more butter) this allows all the flavors to blend nicely. This is not necessary!
- Make sure you stir it frequently, if you do leave it simmering.
Now top to your heart’s delight!!
We use fresh cooked bacon, sour cream, green onions and lots of cheese!
*Do not completely mash the potatoes or you will be eating, soupy mashed potatoes, instead of potato soup.
**Remember that potatoes absorb salt so you may need to add more than you think necessary 😉
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