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Monday, September 13, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays: Baked Potato Soup

Janelle's Tasty Tuesday: Baked Potato Soup

Ahhh…the smell of this soup will warmly greet your family at the door. There is something that is just so comforting about a bowl full of potato soup! I promise, this recipe will not disappoint you!


"prep work"- start chopping onions

Put aside in bowl your chopped onions, celery, and carrots

Fry your bacon on med/high heat until cooked through

Place bacon on plate covered with a paper towel to drain

Saute vegetables in the left over bacon grease- this will give the soup a nice bacon flavor

Peel potatoes- this takes only 5-8 mins

Let vegetables saute for about 5 mins until softened

cut potatoes

Add flour to the sauteed vegetables and wisk together to make a pasty consistency

Whisk in chicken broth

Add milk

Bring to a boil on stove. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender (about 20 mins)

Add cheddar cheese

Stir in cheese


For garnish, I recommend adding a touch of shredded cheese, chopped green onions and bacon. Salt and pepper as desired.

Recipe -Baked Potato Soup
½ lb bacon
½ cup chopped celery
½ cup chopped carrot
½ cup chopped onion
3 tbsp all purpose flour
2 cups canned chicken broth
2 cups milk
10-12 russet potatoes peeled and diced
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Garnish- chopped green onions, additional cheese and crumbled bacon

Fry bacon in a skillet, place on paper towel to drain and preserve 2 tbsp of bacon grease in skillet. Add celery, carrot, and onion and sauté until they soften (5 mins). Add flour and stir. Whisk in broth and milk. Add potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 mins. Add cheese and stir. Season as desired with salt and pepper. Add garnish as desired.


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Blogger Julia said...

I LOVE that today's Tasty Tuesday recipe is potato soup! It's on my menu for tomorrow night, but I was unhappy with my recipe that I tried last! I am definitely doing this one tomorrow! Thanks so much!!!

September 13, 2010 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Traci Michele said...

YUMMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That looks so scrumptious! I've made one similar, but this one looks even better!

Love, Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

September 13, 2010 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Michele Williams said...

Oh my, that looks so good! I will need to make that soon! Thank you for sharing

September 14, 2010 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger Brittney said...

Potato soup...mmmm. I found a recipe last fall that was ok, but this one looks much better. I will be putting it on my menu very soon!

September 14, 2010 at 6:40 AM  
Blogger Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Yum! This sounds absolutely scrumptious!! :)

September 14, 2010 at 7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks delicious ~Will definitely be trying this recipe. We love potato soup. I'm thankful it uses regular, common ingredients.


September 14, 2010 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

We're mainly vegetarian here (about 90%). This recipe is the perfect "rare meat" recipe for us. LOVE the flavor of bacon. Will use half the bacon in this recipe and save the other half for my yummy breakfast casserole (which we eat for dinner with fresh fruit and yogurt topped with some ground flax seed). My next week's meal planning just got easier. ;) THANKS!

September 14, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Graciously Yours said...

So, do you add everything and cook in the skillet that you fried the bacon? The recipe reads like that, but I don't think my skillet would be big enough.

Thanks, I can't wait to try this :)

September 14, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

That looks fantastic!

September 14, 2010 at 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Tracy said...

Oh yummy! I love potato soup. This recipe looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try it.

September 14, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Janelle Nehrenz said...

Hi Ladies! So glad you like the recipe! I made this a couple of weeks ago and am wishing I had a bowl right now!!! Graciously Y- You can certainly make this in a pot if you don't have a skillet that is deep/wide enough...simply saute the veggies at the bottom of the pot and add the rest! Cooking for the King, Janelle

September 14, 2010 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

That looks so good! I have a potato soup recipe that I haven't made in awhile, but this looks even better with the bacon and lots of veggies!

September 14, 2010 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

I love that you have veggies in this recipe! I haven't made potato soup in forever, and mine is certainly nothing to get excited about!

September 14, 2010 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Jacki said...

It looks so good! I'll definitely try this.

September 14, 2010 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger Jerri said...

How yummy! I always love a good bowl of potato soup!

September 14, 2010 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Oh my gosh! I dont even like soup and that looks amazing!!!!!

September 14, 2010 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Great tutorial and what a beautiful soup!! Thank you!

September 14, 2010 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Darlene Schacht said...

Oh YUM!!! That looks so good. And it reminds me of bean soup, which is one of my favorite. I think it's made almost the same way, except that you add a lot of yellow beans to it. Man, I'm hungry for that soup now.

September 14, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Janelle Nehrenz said...

Thanks Ladies, Enjoy! It's so refreshing to know you are serving your families in this way..if you ever have questions with a recipe, let me know. Also, to the ladies out there who are not "comfortable in the kitchen" know that there is no condemnation with the Lord. Let's work together -I know you can do this.(anyone up to teaching me how to sew? lol) Much love to you! Janelle

September 15, 2010 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

That looks absolutely delicious! And not super-hard! Definitely added to the menu this week :).

September 15, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Janelle,

This recipe looks wonderful! I am vegetarian so I'll make it without the bacon and see how it turns out!

I do have a question- what is the tool you used to dice the veggies so perfectly? I use this thing called a Vidalia Chop which I love, but I don't know what to replace it with if it breaks! :)

Thank you :)


September 15, 2010 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Janelle Nehrenz said...

Hi Laura! I use an "Alligator" ! It is a simple 2 part mechanism that is easy to use and clean. I am on the look out for a slicer...if you find a good one let me know!

September 15, 2010 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Darcy said...

I made the soup yesterday for dinner. My husband loved it. I didn't have any celery or chives on hand and I only had 7 redskin potatoes, but it still tasted great! It made enough for a bowl for me, two bowls for my husband and one ladle full each for four of my young children.(they are not big eaters!)My husband said he would like it with more broth so next time I'm going to double the milk and chicken broth! Thanks for sharing the recipe on Raising Homemakers!

September 16, 2010 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Janelle Nehrenz said...

Darcy, thank you for your input! That is awesome!

September 16, 2010 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Looks delish! I must ask - what gadget did you use to chop the onion? I've been doing it the old fashioned way for I missing out on something? :)
I saw that you commented about learning to sew. I've been doing it for years and I love it. You should take a beginners class at JoAnn Fabrics. It's not hard - it just takes some practice to get going.

September 16, 2010 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Janelle Nehrenz said...

HI Tina!
I use something called an "alligator" it is a very easy and useful gadget!
My sweet husband bought me a sewing machine from Jo-anns and lessons came with it..I went to 1 lesson. I came home and got so flustered with the bobber! I made one burp cloth. Perhaps one day! I admire women who can sew!!! What a wonderful gift.

September 17, 2010 at 5:17 PM  
Anonymous Cammie said...

Thank You for sharing such a great Recipe. I made it for dinner and it was a huge hit! :)

September 20, 2010 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Janelle Nehrenz said...

Cammie, Thanks for your happy you enjoyed it! Blessed to serve you :) ~Janelle

September 20, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger BraySam Lane said...

This looks so yummy! I am definitely going to have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing:)

September 25, 2010 at 8:11 PM  
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November 30, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger challmeyeralways said...

I am not sure if it is too late for comments, but this looks wonderful and I would LOVE to make it for dinner tonight, but I am not sure how many it will feed. We have a family of 8 (and some of us eat alot) I would LOVE input from those of you who have made it :-) Thanks


November 30, 2010 at 5:40 PM  

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