loaded potato soup

Loaded Potato Soup

Creamy, cheesy, loaded potato soup
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Amanda

Ingredients

  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream (half and half works too)
  • 4-5 medium potatoes , peeled and FINELY diced
  • 1/2 medium onion , diced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (I used white cheddar)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Cajun seasoning to taste
  • grated cheese , sourcream, chives for garnish

Instructions

  • Cook bacon and drain off most of the grease, crumble and set aside.
  • In a large pot, melt butter. Whisk in flour and cook for about 1-2 minutes until golden.
  • Slowly add in chicken broth, whisking constantly to remove any lumps.
  • Add in milk and cream and cook, stirring constantly until slightly thickened.
  • Add in potatoes, onions and seasonings. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered until potatoes are cooked through (about 10 minutes)
  • Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream cream, cheese and bacon, reserving some for garnish.
  • Serve hot.
  • Top with extra cheese, sour cream, chives and bacon.
  • If soup gets too thick, thin with extra chicken broth

Notes

If you like a smooth soup, before adding in the sour cream and cheese, add small amounts of soup to an immersion blender.