Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday Treatz

We brought back a box of  Idaho 'taters' from our big adventure.
I used a few of those, along with some from our garden to make
the following yummy soup. It is perfect for a cool day, very rich and filling.
I put the mine in the crock pot, but be sure to use a liner for easy clean up.
This recipe is from, but feel free to make it your own.

Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded Potato Soup
  • Prep Time40 MIN
  • Total Time40 MIN
  • Servings15
  • )


package (12 oz) bacon 
1 1/2
cups chopped onion 
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons) 
lb baking potatoes, peeled, cubed
cup butter
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour 
cups milk
teaspoon salt
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
cup diced cooked ham 
container (8 oz) sour cream
2 1/2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (10 oz)
cup sliced green onions


  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 6 to 7 minutes or until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Cook onion in bacon drippings over medium-high heat 6 minutes or until almost tender.
  • 2 In 6-quart Dutch oven, mix onion, broth and potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cook 10 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in same skillet, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour with whisk until smooth. Cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in 2 cups of the milk. Pour milk mixture into potato mixture. Add remaining 2 cups milk, the salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  • 4 Stir in ham, half of the bacon, the sour cream, 2 cups of the cheese and 1/2 cup of the green onions. Cook until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Evenly top individual servings with remaining bacon, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/4 cup green onions.
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