Thursday, November 18, 2010

Loaded Potato Soup

    • We love potato soup and this was an easy and new recipe. It was a keeper.  IT is finally getting to feel a bit like Fall here in Texas so I am taking advantage of it!

    • ~Recipe~
    • 4  (6-ounce) red potatoes
    • 2  teaspoons  olive oil
    • 1/2  cup  prechopped onion
    • 1 1/4  cups chicken broth
    • 3  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
    • 2  cups  1% low-fat milk, divided
    • 1/4  cup   sour cream
    • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
    • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
    • 3  bacon slices, halved
    • 1/3  cup  shredded cheddar cheese
    • 4  teaspoons  thinly sliced green onions
    • Pierce potatoes with a fork. Microwave on HIGH 13 minutes or until tender. Cut in half; cool slightly.**I actually boiled my potatoes due to a rather unfortunate electrical fire in my microwave that rendered it 'ruined' as I await, not so patiently, for a new one to be installed*** While potatoes cook, heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk; add to pan with 1 1/2 cups milk. Bring to a boil; stir often. Cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream, salt, and pepper. Arrange bacon on a paper towel on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with a paper towel; microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. Crumble bacon. Discard potato skins. Coarsely mash potatoes into soup. Top with cheese, green onions, and bacon. Enjoy~

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