AU’GRATIN LOADED BAKED POTATO SOUP

LOADED BAKED POTATO SOUP

 

When your home on a cold winters night and in need of something to warm your soul, there is nothing like a big bowl of baked potato soup. For those of you who have been here before you know that I am a self-confessed carb addict. I just love a nice warm bowl of baked potato soup, and this soup is really very good. This soup makes for a great weeknight meal and you can have it on the table in well under an hour.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2/3 cup chopped onions
  • 2 (14 oz.) cans reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (12 oz.) can PET evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1 (4.9 oz.) package  Au Gratin Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream and sliced green onions for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  1. COOK bacon in 3-quart saucepan until crisp; remove and drain on paper towel. In 1 tablespoon bacon drippings, cook celery and onion for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. ADD chicken broth, evaporated milk, pepper and thyme to saucepan. Place potatoes in large resealable plastic bag. Crush potatoes into small pieces using a rolling-pin. Add potatoes and sauce mix to saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer over low heat 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  3. CRUMBLE cooked bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish. Stir cheese and remaining bacon into soup until cheese is melted. Ladle into serving bowls; garnish with sour cream, additional shredded cheese, reserved bacon and green onions.

 

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4 comments on “AU’GRATIN LOADED BAKED POTATO SOUP
  1. Audrey says:

    Looks yummy! Have to laugh about the Evaporated Milk. I got a confused message from a friend one recently asking what “Pet Milk” was. It was an old handwritten recipe and the author must have assumed everyone would know it was a brand name.

    • Angelia says:

      Yea I also forget that everyone doesn’t know what Pet Milk is. Growing up in the south my grandma always called it Pet Milk and that just kinda stuck with me. Thanks for visiting Audrey.

  2. Kathy says:

    I love creamy potato soup. This looks really good!!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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