Baked Potato Soup

What happened to the fall like weather of cool and breezy 60’s with sun?  Apparently that part of the weather passed us in five minutes.  I find that the best way to cure the rainy blues is with some thick potato soup.

you’ll need:

  • about 3 pounds of your preferred potato, mine is red with the skin still on
  • three slices turkey bacon
  • 4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • black pepper
  • sour cream
  • cheddar cheese
  • sliced scallions/green onions

Preheat oven to 400ºF.  Wash and cube potatoes and bake for about 35 minutes or until fork tender. Meanwhile, cook the bacon until browned.  Dry off the fat and chop into bite size pieces.

Once the potatoes are cooked and have cooled, toss into a pot with the chicken broth, salt and pepper.  Cook until hot, about 5 to 10 minutes, and mash the potatoes.  If you want an added touch of luxury, splash in some milk or heavy cream.

Spoon into a bowl and top with sour cream, cheese, bacon and scallions.

This is a pitiful picture (I skipped the bacon this time) but believe me it was still good.

This should cure any rainy blues one may have.  Plus, this won’t do too much damage to the waste line (thanks, Weight Watchers for the recipe!) You can definitely catch me curling up on the couch with a bowl of this and a christmas movie – yeah, Home Alone 2 is fun to watch any time of year. 🙂  Enjoy!

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One response to “Baked Potato Soup

  1. Kyessa

    I have made a similar baked potato soup before and, man, it’s so good. I think the only difference with mine is that you have a sauteed onion in it, and you blend up some of the potatoes and leave others chunky.

    Anyway, I realized that I have all of these ingredients at home so I’m going to make some of this tonight. 🙂

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