Loaded Potato Soup

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We’re not a big soup-eating family. Brian and I could probably eat soup more often, but the kids aren’t crazy about it. The only “soup” that the majority of us can agree on is chili, but Megan doesn’t like it.  Megan, Brian and I like my homemade veggie soup or beef stew, but Josh and Brianna don’t. Brian and I love this clam chowder, but the kids don’t.

See why we don’t eat much soup around here?

So, yesterday, when everyone was sick, I was digging around in my recipe box for something to make when I came across this almost-forgotten recipe for loaded potato soup.

Oh. My. Goodness! I had forgotten how good it was. Josh liked it, too, but Megan and Brian were too sick to try it. I’ll be making it again, though. The nice thing is that it’s a recipe for which I generally have all the ingredients. It freezes well in individual servings, too.

Easy and delicious comfort food for any time of year!

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

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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  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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