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Loaded Cheesy Potato Soup

This soup has all the ingredients (well, except sour cream which, I’m not really a fan of) of a loaded baked potato – baked potato topped with cheese, bacon and spring onions. When I was making this soup, the kitchen was filled with a wonderful aroma, it felt like I was in an American diner!
This loaded cheesy potato soup has just the right amount of flavor and is definitely a comfort meal on its own. Oh, and you can freeze any leftovers and keep them for a couple of months. Just microwave or re-heat on stove top. 

 

Ingredients:
3 large russet potatoes – peeled and cubed
1 large onion – diced
6 strips streaky bacon – diced
3 stalks spring onions – chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbsp (28 g) unsalted butter
2 cups chicken stock (I used low sodium chicken stock)
2 cups whole milk
3 tbsp plain flour
Salt & pepper to taste
Serves 4 – 6
Recipe inspired by: Real Simple (with slight modifications) 

ingredients for loaded cheesy potato soup

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In a large soup pot, add in the bacon bits and cook until crispy, about 4 mins.

how to cook bacon

 

Drain the bacon bits (reserve the oil in the pot) and set aside.

how to cook crispy bacon

 

Add the butter and onion and sauté until translucent, about 3 mins.

how to saute onions

 

Sprinkle the flour onto the onion and stir constantly for 1 min.

how to make a roux

 

Add in stock, milk, potatoes and season with salt and pepper (depending on the salt content of your stock, start with 1 tsp salt first and slowly adjust).

how to make loaded cheesy potato soup

 

Cover and cook for approx. 15 – 20 mins until potatoes are soft.

how to make loaded cheesy potato soup

 

Add in spring onions, cheese and bacon (reserve some for garnish) and cook for a further 5 mins. Taste and adjust seasoning before turning off the heat.

how to make loaded cheesy potato soup

bear naked food loaded cheesy potato soup

I’m a fan of chunky soup!

bear naked food loaded cheesy potato soup

bear naked food loaded cheesy potato soup

 

 

Loaded Cheesy Potato Soup
 
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A simple yet delicious and comforting soup that you could enjoy anytime of the day.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Western
Serves: 4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 large russet potatoes – peeled and cubed
  • 1 large onion – diced
  • 6 strips streaky bacon – diced
  • 3 stalks spring onions – chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp (28 g) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chicken stock (I used low sodium chicken stock)
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot, add in the bacon bits and cook until crispy, about 4 mins. Drain the bacon bits (reserve the oil in the pot) and set aside.
  2. Add the butter and onion and sauté until translucent, about 3 mins.
  3. Sprinkle the flour onto the onion and stir constantly for 1 min.
  4. Add in stock, milk, potatoes and season with salt and pepper (depending on the salt content of your stock, start with 1 tsp salt first and slowly adjust).
  5. Cover and cook for approx. 15 – 20 mins until potatoes are soft. Add in spring onions, cheese and bacon (reserve some for garnish) and cook for a further 5 mins. Taste and adjust seasoning before turning off the heat.

 

 

 

Rachelle

Rachelle

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Bear is my moniker. Naked is how I like my feet to look. Food is something I live to eat (alot). A food recipe blog that makes sense.
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Bear is my moniker. Naked is how I like my feet to look. Food is something I live to eat (alot). A food recipe blog that makes sense.

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