Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded Potato Soup

I think it has gone from 95 degrees to 60 degrees in 3 days around here.  Whaaaa?  We have seriously burned through some wood lately in our fireplace.  And there's nothing better on a cold night than a bowl of soup.  Okay, I do know some people who are anti-soup.  But I can't say I identify with them.

My kiddos and I LOVE soup!  There's just something that feels like "home" when you are making and eating soup together.  This one is no exception.  I betcha every big restaurant out there has their own recipe for potato soup.  Let me let you in on a secret... There's nothing hard about it.  And the ingredients are very - humble.  As a matter of fact, these bowls of loaded potato soup are just perfect for a cold evening, a fire, a great movie, and dinner with the people you love!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 pound bacon (about 8 slices)
  • 1/2 onion, diced very small
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut very small
  • 3 pounds yellow potatoes, peeled
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp garlic paste (3 medium cloves)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 (15oz) cans chicken broth (about 3 1/2 cups total)
  • 1 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup fresh chives, chopped small
  • 3 pounds yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into sizeable chunks
  • 3 Tbsp butter
Read the whole recipe on Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom