Monday, October 22, 2012

Joyful Cooking - Loaded Potato Soup

Hello Fellow Thrifters and Friends,

   I could not resist making a soup during this small bit of colder weather. I just love curling up on the couch with a warm bowl of soup. Nothing better. This recipe was so easy, and will definitely go into the make again pile. That pile is getting large because Pinterest makes finding recipes just a bit to easy for me.

  • Loaded Potato Soup (via My Recipes)


  • (6-ounce) red potatoes 
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup prechopped onion 
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth 
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 1% low-fat milk, divided 
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • bacon slices, halved 
  • 1.5 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/3 cup) 
  • 4 teaspoons thinly sliced green onions 

  • Preparation
  • 1. Pierce potatoes with a fork. Microwave on HIGH 13 minutes or until tender. Cut in half; cool slightly.
  • 2. While potatoes cook, heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk; add to pan with 1 1/2 cups milk. Bring to a boil; stir often. Cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream, salt, and pepper.
  • 3. Arrange bacon on a paper towel on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with a paper towel; microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. Crumble bacon.
  • 4. Discard potato skins. Coarsely mash potatoes into soup. Top with cheese, green onions, and bacon.


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