Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Baked Potato Soup

2 tbsp. butter
1/4 of a large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
4 large potatoes
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3/4 cup chopped green onions, divided
6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

1. Peel, slice, boil, and drain potatoes until falling apart (or bake, peel, and mash if you have time!), meanwhile fry bacon

2. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until soft, about 8 minutes.

3. Add flour into the vegetable mixture; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly (about 8 minutes).

4. Add potatoes, 1/2 cup cheese, salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper, stirring until cheese melts. Remove from heat.

5. Stir in 1/4 cup green onions. Cook until thoroughly heated (do not boil)
6. Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with cheese, green onions and bacon.

(modified from YumSugar, which modified from Cooking Light)

And last night was a modified Pioneer Woman's Monday Night Stir Fry (didn't have stuff like Ginger or Arrowroot or Peanut Oil and used the fresh veggies I had on hand). Hubby gave it a thumbs up!

Now...what for dinner tonight...I've got three chicken breasts defrosted and ready for something new! Maybe I'll update with my concoction later today!


Andrea said...

I love making soup! Potato soup is so comforting. :-)
I also have 3 chicken breasts sitting in the fridge, I'm about to put them in the crockpot to make chicken tortilla soup tonight.

Kimberly said...

It must be 3 chicken breasts night...I have them in the fridge, marinating in Italian dressing. Later, they'll be grilled, chopped small, and made into quesadillas for Rebecca's birthday dinner tonight.

Blair said...

Cooked them up on the stove and will probably make quesadillas or enchiladas tonight! And yay, there were actually 4 still in the bag...woohoo!

Melissa D. said...

I'm up for any recipe that starts with butter. :)

Soutenus said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing :-)

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