Recipe: Cheesy Potato Soup

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    Lately it looks like I'm not eating anything but soup! And really, that's not far from the truth. We've had great "soup weather" lately.

    Cheesy Potato Soup

    1) Dice 4-6 slices of bacon into pieces. Cook the bacon with 2 tablespoons of butter in a large stockpot until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and let it drain on paper towels. Set aside -- you'll use this bacon to top the soup later.

    2) Dice 2 carrots and a large yellow onion. Add the carrots and onions to the bacon grease and butter. Let them cook until the onion is translucent and the carrot begins to soften.

    3) Peel 6-8 red potatoes and cut them into 1 inch pieces. Add the potatoes to the pot.

    4) Add 1 quart of chicken stock to the potatos/onions/carrots. Bring to a boil for about 20 minutes, until the potatoes and carrots are very tender.

    5) While the potatoes are cooking, in a separate pot, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Stir in 2-3 tablespoons of flour and let it cook for a couple minutes, whisking constantly. Add 3 cups of milk or half and half. Bring the milk mixture to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly.

    6) When the milk mixture has reached your desired thickness, remove the pot from heat and stir in 2 cups of grated extra sharp cheddar cheese.

    7) Pour the milk/cheese mixture into the potato mixture. Let it simmer until it reaches desired thickness. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    8) Serve the soup with bacon, grated cheese and scallions as garnish.

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    1. snowy4052002 78 months ago | reply

      I could use a bowl right now! It just looks so good!

    2. The Horse Whisperer [deleted] 78 months ago | reply

      looks and sounds good! might give it a go tonight!!

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    3. Jeanie's Pics 78 months ago | reply

      oh this sounds so good!!

    4. t.sullivan photography 78 months ago | reply

      This soup was so good, and now I see why I liked it so much - lots of cheese and of course, bacon! I'm adding this to my recipe collection :)

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    5. [Christine] 78 months ago | reply

      I'm glad you liked it, Geeky! I'm going to have the leftovers for lunch today!

    6. DeborahsDreamPhotography 78 months ago | reply

      I am going to need more recipe cards..lol

    7. gina64 78 months ago | reply

      You take great food pictures, Christine!

      I had leftover mushroom bisque soup for lunch yesterday, thanks! And now it seems I'm going to have to try to make this one.

    8. Patflinschrod 78 months ago | reply

      Looks yummy!

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    9. Domesticated Diva 78 months ago | reply

      Oh my favorite soup ever. Love love love Potato soup!

    10. Sash´s Kitchen-Studio Photography 78 months ago | reply

      yummy
      I have to try
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    11. MIMAMOR / Mima 78 months ago | reply

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    12. C.Mariani 78 months ago | reply

      Looks good !

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    13. amethystrainn 78 months ago | reply

      This looks and sounds heavenly.

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    15. meg_nicol 78 months ago | reply

      Mmmmmmmm :-)

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    17. Masala Cha 77 months ago | reply

      This looks delicious. Nice plate :-)

    18. {o-f-f} 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called My Sweet Dinner, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    19. matt house 63 months ago | reply

      I wanted to let you know that I made this over the weekend and it was awesome. Just finished up the last of the leftovers today for lunch. So easy to make and so tasty!

    20. Pinky_ Passion 44 months ago | reply

      Mmmmmmm...... YUMMY!!

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