Monday, October 1, 2018

Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup

As promised last week here is the recipe for my favorite potato soup. Full disclosure: this recipe came from my friend Jodi at My Life As Mama Jodi. She also has a You Tube Channel and that is where I found this recipe on her Tasty Tuesday segments. Thanks Jodi!



Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup

Ingredients

1 pound of bacon, cut into small pieces
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
5 cups potatoes, peeled and diced (I used about 6 large potatoes)
6-7 cups chicken stock
1/2 pound Velveeta cheese, cubed
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp salt (I left this out)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (I would use less)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cup instant potato flakes


Directions 

Fry bacon until crisp. Remove from pan, drain off all but 2 TBSP of the grease, then add the onions and celery, cook until transparent. Add the chicken stock, potatoes and spices. Cook until the potatoes are tender. With a potato masher, mash the potatoes to your likeness. (I like it chunky). Add the potato flakes, stir well, then add the cheeses. Do not bring to a boil once you add the cheeses. I sprinkled crisp bacon pieces on top when I served it up!! 

18 comments:

  1. I wonder if it would work without the cheese. (I'm not a big cheese person.)

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  2. Delicious ... looks so good - cheers Hilary

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  3. Yummmmm! Now, if our weather would only cooperate. Sad to hear Phoenix is actually cooler than Alabama.

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    1. It is and it is fall here in Kansas today!

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  5. That looks yummy! A bit high in calories though I would presume!

    betty

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    1. I don't worry about calories anymore Betty!

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  6. I will definitely be trying out your soup recipe. it sound wonderful ! Thanks for sharing it !

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  7. Sounds pretty good, but I would not use Velveeta...haven't eaten that since childhood, and would use cut up potatoes not flakes. I like nice big pieces of potatoes in my soup. Sadly, it will soon be cold enough that soup like that will be needed., Sure hate to see summer and nice weather go away.

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    1. The potato flakes are only to thicken it. And the Velveeta makes it so good!! But you do it your way.

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