Loaded Potato Soup

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We’re not a big soup-eating family. The only “soup” that the majority of us can agree on is chili, but I came across an old recipe for loaded potato soup.

Oh. My. Goodness! I had forgotten how good it was. The nice thing is that it’s a recipe for which I generally have all the ingredients. It freezes well in individual servings too.

Loaded Potato Soup

  • 4 potatoes, diced
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 7 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • bacon bits
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Chopped green onion for topping

In a large saucepan, cover potatoes with water and boil until potatoes are tender (not too soft or they’ll get mushy). Drain water and add butter. In a separate bowl, mix together flour and milk. Slowly add to potatoes, stirring constantly. Stir in cheese and sour cream until melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve topped with bacon bit and cheese.

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. I love potoato soup. I found a good one in one of my Taste of Home cookbook. Instead of the flour to thicken it they tell you to put a portion of the potatoes with a little of the soup milk in the blender after the potatos are cooked. Mash them and put that back in the soup. It works great that way.

  2. Thanks, Mrs. Darling. I was just thinking about the soup earlier today and wondering if you could just mash all the potatoes and maybe add a little extra milk and get something close to the same effect. My favorite part is the soupy part and I wouldn’t really care if I didn’t have chunks of potatoes in there at all. I may try it that way next time.

  3. This looks delicious! I’m the only one in my house that really loves soups. I might have to fix this for myself and freeze leftovers!

  4. I made this tonight and it was a great hit! Now, I did add some Jane’s mixed up salt and some chives. I think my hubby threw some garlic and onion in too. It’s gonna remain on the menu! Great Lenten soup..leave off the bacon and it’s meatless. Thanks much!

  5. I love your first paragraph about how everyone likes a different soup! This one looks FABULOUS! All I'd have to do is leave off the bacon for our vegetarian son!

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