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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tasty Tuesday Recipe ~ Potato Soup


Not that it's cold enough here to want to warm our hands on a hot bowl of soup yet, but sometimes you have to rush the "season" in order to add some change to the normal menu items.

I truly love experimenting with and making up new recipes -- especially when the final results turn out wonderfully. This is one of those dishes that couldn't have turned out better. The simplicity of making the soup added to its value in my opinion. It'll be a keeper and a regular on our table as the weather cools off (finally). I hope you'll like it as much as my family did if you try it.

And remember, always take recipes and make them your own by adding or subtracting ingredients as your tastebuds dictate. It's all about experimenting and knowing what things go well together.


Loaded Potato Soup

10 medium potatoes (peeled, chunked and boiled in salt water until soft)
1 stick butter
2 cups milk
Salt & pepper to taste
12 pieces bacon, microwaved until crisp
1 14-oz container French Onion dip
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Drain potatoes after boiling. Add seasoning, butter & milk to pot. Stir and mash, leaving some potatoes chunky.

Crumble bacon and add, then the cheese and dip. Stir well. Cook on low for @30 minutes. Thin as preferred with more milk. {This soup is really good thick!}



For an extra kick, sprinkle on some Cajun Fire Crackers made using oyster crackers instead of Saltines. It's slap ya momma delicious!

31 comments:

Robyn Campbell said...

Angie, I'll be makin' that soup this week. Sounds sooo good. I'll let ya know if anyone slaps me. :) :)

The Peach Tart said...

This looks easy and delicious.

Scott said...

Well, I know what I'm making this weekend. Thanks for the recipe.

I love to experiment in the kitchen. In fact, with soup, I rarely follow a recipe. I just throw things in the pot and hope it turns out!

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Dorraine said...

Looks yummy, Angie. Thanks for sharing. The soup girl in me loves this time of year! :)

Diane said...

One of my all time favorites. I try to calorie mine down a little, but yours sounds like creamy yum! No fire crackers for me thanks. Fire in..... fire out if you get my drift..... :O)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Robyn - LOL. Thanks for the laugh, and please DO let me know it goes. This is a new fav in my recipe file. I like that you can add different things -- ham, seafood, sausage, different spices...

Peach Tart - It is both, I promise. :)

Scott - Signs of a good chef for sure! (I've gotta make must-go soup from the parts and pieces in my parents' fridge today.)

You're very welcome Dorraine!

LOL Diane! You can cut down on the pepper and add more dill on those crackers and still have a delicious treat. :)

Jill Kemerer said...

I have never thought of putting french onion dip in soup before. Boy, that sounds good! Thanks!

JKS said...

Great recipe that I'll need to print and try someday. Speaking of "no cold enough..." did you notice that the camellias are about a month too early and I've seen azaleas and legustrum actually blooming on campus! *checks calendar* It's freakin' November 10!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Jill - At first I was just going to use the standard sour cream that goes on baked potatoes, then thought, "Hey, why not use the more flavorful French onion dip since it's probably mostly sour cream at its base." :)

JKS - I knowwwwww. Isn't it strange to still see so much in bloom? Bet it makes you miss your colder climate.

Rebecca Nazar said...

Bacon and cheese--I'm soooo there!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Rebecca - Primo cold weather comfort food. Lemme know if you make it and how ya liked it!

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Oh I love potato soup!! We used to make a quicky recipe in the microwave. I could never understand why my younger brothers always tasted the best - until I discovered that he was using pancake mix to thicken it instead of flour.

Deb@RGRamblings said...

It's also good with cubed leftover turkey :)

Melissa Marsh said...

Ohhh, that looks so good! I'm one of those people who has to strictly follow the recipe, otherwise I fear I'll screw it up!

Cindy said...

This sounds so yummy! I'm definitely going to try this recipe.

B.J. Anderson said...

Yum. It's definitely cold enough here for soup. :D Thanks for the recipe!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Deb - Yummers! (Have done same thing making gravy with biscuit mix.) :) Good with chicken, sausage, whatever.

Melissa - Melissa - I triple dawg dare ya to deviate from the recipe! Spread those cooking wings, lady. That's the only way to discover/invent great and fascinating dishes. :D

Thanks Cindy. Hope it's good for you.

You're welcome BJ!

Tamika: said...

I love soup in the winter. Not quite cold enough in Texas but oh well. If I wait on the weather it will never happen.

Thanks for the recipe.

Kathryn Magendie said...

'ceptin for the petal puss, this sounds wonderful! I love potato soup :-)

Gonna have me a real live coffee Taste Test soon - got my box of Commmunity Coffee in the mail - ha! so we'll see what happens! :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Tamika - Ditto for here in Louisiana. You're welcome for the recipe. :)

You can make yours without the bacon, Mz. Kat. LOL. And that's really cool that CC sent you the coffee. YUM!

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Yummy!

Stacy Post said...

I love the different variations on potato soup. I'll have to try yours soon. It looks easy to make too. (Gotta love that.) I posted a potato soup recipe on Sunday, must be something about fall? :)

Sugar Creek Beads said...

Wow, that sounds so good. I will try this one!! Jeanne

Karen said...

I haven't ever used French Onion Dip in soup...sounds divine!

A Mom on Spin said...

I think I may be in love!

Janna Qualman said...

Yowsa, potato soup is one of my favorites. Thanks!

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

Looks delish. Way better looking than the dinner I just ate. :)

Marguerite said...

This looks sinful, sha! My daughter loves potato soup and I'm going to make this for her. Great recipe! Love the bacon and the onion dip!

Lori said...

Good gawd, that sounds amazing. You had me at "Potato Soup." Loves it!

jason evans said...

That looks like just what the doctor ordered!

Michelle H. said...

Nice warm potato soup. Just the pictures leave me happy and full!

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