Loaded Potato Soup

I wanted to give winter soup one last fling.  I sometimes go to Panera as they have great loaded baked potato soup but only have a few times a week.  I decided I would try to make it myself. I did not make a low-calorie version because in my opinion some things are made to enjoy.  I based my recipe on a recipe found here.

Ingredients

8 slices of bacon ( I used uncured turkey bacon)
1 diced medium onion
1 peeled and diced carrot
8 red potatoes cubed
1/4 cup flour
2 1/2 cups of fat-free chicken stock
salt and pepper
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 cups 2% Greek Yogurt

Garnishes
Bacon
Shredded cheese
Sour Cream

Directions

  • In a 6 quart stockpot fry the bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels
  • In bacon fat cook onions and carrots until onions are translucent
  • Add potatoes and cook for about 4 minutes
  • Add chicken stock
  • Add flour and whisk constantly until well mixed
  • Add 4 slices of cooked bacon.
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Cook for about 20-25 minutes until potatoes are soft
  • Mash some of the potatoes and thicken the soup
  • Add whipping cream and yogurt and simmer for 5-8 minutes
  • Note: I did add an additional 3/4 cup of stock to get a creamier base.

 

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Ladle soup into bowls add garnishes and serve.

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4 Responses to Loaded Potato Soup

  1. My husband adores potato soup–will be making this before spring really really hits–thanks!
    Carol
    http://www.carolcassara.com

  2. Sounds wonderful. I will make this for my family too! Thanks for sharing.

  3. katsbynp says:

    The bacon cooking in the soup gave an aroma that can’t be beat. Thanks for your support and comments

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