As far as I can remember, all of my close friends have loved potato soup. As a teen and young adult, it just didn’t sound good to me. I would cringe anytime I heard some one order it. I had nothing against potatoes. I ate them all the time. Bake potatoes, French fries, mashed potatoes, papas y queso con tortillas, etc. For some reason potato and soup were two words I didn’t think belonged together. Recently something clicked in my brain and I suddenly wanted to try some. Honestly, I realized that I had been making chicken tortilla soup with potatoes so I must just be ignorant to not realize I would love potato soup. I made my first potato soup , in the middle of June, and ate the whole pot by myself in 2 days. Don’t judge me…..
It was simple and I basically looked at several recipes and did my best to not have to go to the grocery store.
Here is my take on Creamy Baked Potato Soup:
What you need:
2-3 strips of cooked bacon
1 small onion, diced
Handful of chopped green onions
1 large baked potato peeled and diced
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 tbs of flour
1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
1/2 cup half and half or whipping cream
1 tbs basil
Shredded Cheddar jack cheese to taste
1 tsp Cajun seasoning
Super easy steps
1. In a saucepan, cook your bacon, drain it and reserve some of the drippings in the saucepan. Put the bacon on a plate and chop it up once its cooled.
2. Add onions, mushrooms, and garlic, salt, pepper, and basil and saute 3-5 minutes, mixing
3. Pour in your broth and bring to boil for 3 minutes.
4.Turn the heat down and add potatoes, cream, and Cajun seasoning.
5. Top with bacon and cheese.
P.s. I did not find any recipes with mushrooms in them. I just happened to have mushrooms that night and thought/proved it would go well in the soup. Also, this recipe makes a small pot and yes, I ate it all by myself.