Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday Recipe Swap Meet: Sept. 22, 2011 ~ Loaded Potato Soup


OK... we know you have all these recipes that you love to make. You got them from your mother, your grandmother, a magazine, or maybe you made it up, perhaps you don't even remember where the recipe came from. Well, how about sharing them with all of us? We are going to share ours with you every Thursday!

My good friend and (according to her husband) excellent cook, Dolly over at XmasDolly and I are now doing a recipe swap; we want to share ours with you and wold LOVE to get some of your favorites as well... So, Welcome to Thursday's Recipe Swap Meet, here is all you have to do:


Post a recipe on your blog, sign the linky on either blog (they will be linked), grab our new button - isn't she cute - hubby says she looks like me... TeeHee? (above, on my sidebar and on my Co-Chef Dolly's blog) and check out the recipes. Don't forget that each week you actually will be getting at least TWO for the price of ONE because both Dolly (Hi, my dear friend!!!) and I will post a recipe on each of our blogs. How simple is that??

Loaded Potato Soup

 medium red potatoes
2 tsp. EVOO
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 1/4 cups chicken stock (you can use broth, I just think stock tastes better)
3 Tbls. all-purpose flour
2 cups milk, divided
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
3 bacon slices, halved
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 teaspoons thinly sliced green onions

~ First, pierce potatoes with a fork, then, microwave on HIGH 13 minutes or until tender. Cut in half; cool slightly.

~ While potatoes cook, heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat; add onion; sauté 3 min.; add stock.  Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk; add to pan with 1 1/2 cups milk. Bring to a boil; stirring 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 3 - 4 mins., Crumble bacon.

~ Discard potato skins. Coarsely mash potatoes into soup. Top with cheese, green onions, and bacon.

This yummy mean for a cool fall or winter evening gets 6 out of 6 puppy tail wags - especially the bacon! =)  I think it's almost as good as good as what they make at the Irish Pub we go to in downtown Celebration, Shannons.

So now all you have to do is sign our linky so we all can find your recipes. You check out all ours and we will check out all yours. If you don't want to write it all down and you know of one on line just post a link to it on your blog or leave it in a comment if you prefer!

Let's get cooking..... Bon Appetit


Lisa @ljenator said...

Next year, when it gets cold for the couple of days before it gets hot again... I think I'll make this YUM!!! :) <3

Xmas Dolly said...

Oh yeah! On a nice cold winter evening mmmmm I can just taste it, and warming my innards! mmmm

Amanda said...

Oh yum! You do a few things differently than I do for my soup that sound just yummy like mashing the potatoes coarsely and adding sour cream. I'll have to try those!

Katie said...

That looks so good! Definitely a recipe I will be bookmarking!

Barb said...

yum, Lorie!!! I don't have any recipes to share right now!

Simply Being Mommy said...

Oh yum, that looks absolutely delicious!

blueviolet said...

This is so my thing! I can't wait to make this!

Jenine said...

Oh hello, potatoes! This sounds absolutely delicious!

Penelope said...

This recipe looks AWESOME!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Jumped over a bit early this morning to catch your 4M post, but saw this yummy recipe and couldn't help to take notice. I may have to try your version. Sounds so good and there is nothing like soup on a chilly day. Soon, we'll have many of those. I'll be back later! =D

Blogger Broadcast said...

Came by to see your MMMM, but not finding it. Have a good Monday.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OH yes a favorite of mine! I have found a WW version made with cauliflower that is to die for!

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