Recipe!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It's been awhile since I've posted a recipe.  
About 2 weeks ago, my friend Becky posted this recipe for potato soup.  
The Colonel and I love potato soup.  The recipe looked easy, I  decided to try it.  
It was so delicious I made it again yesterday!  

6 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 large onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
3- 14 oz cans chicken broth
1/4 c butter
2 1/2 t salt
1 1/4 t freshly ground pepper
1 c whipping cream or half and half
1 c shredded SHARP Cheddar cheese
3 T chopped fresh chives
1 (8 0z.) sour cream (for garnish only if desired)
4 bacon slices cooked and crumbled
Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1.  Combine first 6 ingredients in a 5 qt. slow cooker.
2.  Cover and cook on high 4 hours or on low 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.
3.  Mash mixture until potatoes are coarsely chopped and soup is slightly thickened; stir in cream, cheese and chives.   Top with sour cream and sprinkle with bacon and Cheddar cheese before serving.

I took pictures of the most important steps.  The first time I made the soup, I used my crock pot.  
Yesterday, I did it on top of the stove.   Much quicker.  
  

Potatoes all diced and in the pot...

Chicken broth added... 

Potatoes are fork tender...

Mashing potatoes...

Adding one cup of cheddar cheese...

Adding 1 cup of half and half...

All ready to eat!

It really is easy and so delicious!
Let me know if you try it!

21 comments :

  1. Thanks for entering my giveaway! I love potato soup. So yummy!

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  2. Thanks for sharing and yes I copied this and since you say it is good I will make it this Fall and let you know. I made a big pot of chicken soup yesterday because it was pouring outside. I still have the A/C on here but last night we were able to sleep with the windows open which was nice. So Autumn is definitely coming here temperature wise little by little. Have a glorious day.
    Joyce

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  3. Oh my that soup looks delicious. I've only had potato soup a few times but I'll be trying your recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Loretta

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  4. I love potato soup and yours looks dee-licious with the goodies on top! Thanks for sharing:)

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  5. I will have to make potato soup soon. Yours looks so yummy.

    Cynthia

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  6. Oh yum! Thank you for sharing a soup recipe, it is coming into "that time of the year" and I am getting ready to begin making those warm hearty meals!

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  7. Hi Lois!! Thanks for the shout out gal! I am so glad that you love this soup as much as we do!!
    Hey...I have that same masher! Black handle? Old? I love vintage kitchen tools!! Your pictures are wonderful and everyone will want to make it after that last one!!

    Love ya, and hope your week is grand!!
    Becky

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  8. OH THANKS LOIS. I LOVE POTATO CHEESE SOUP. I ORDERED SOME AT A RESTAURANT A FEW WEEKS AGO. THEY SERVED IT IN A BREAD BOWL! DEEE-LISH!!! HAPPY DAY TO YOU!!! :)

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  9. WOW, LOOKS SOOOOO GOOD. I'M DOING FOOD SHOPPING TODAY, AND YOU KNOW THESE INGREDIENTS ARE COMING HOME WITH ME.

    HUGS FROM MAINE

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  10. That looks and sounds wonderful...I can practically smell it, haha...It does look like a pretty simple recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Have a great day! Blessings to you, Debbie

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  11. We love potato soup and your recipe is a lot like the one I have except for the sour cream. I will have to add that the next time it does sound yummy.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I have one good potato soup recipe, but this one looks like a great one two- and with bacon on top-are kidding me?:) YUM!

    Great pics along with the recipe--Thanks for sharing this today!!

    Linda C

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  13. Gosh, it's like a stuffed potatoe turned into a soup! Looks good 'n' hearty!

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  14. Mmmmmm Potato Soup looks delicious. If you really like stews and soups in the crock pot like me, you should check out the site www.crockpot-recipes.com.

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  15. OH WOW!!!!!!!!! Too bad I can't reach through my computer screen and have a bite!! Looks delicious! I printed the recipe for a future test drive. Love making soup as the days get colder!

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  16. Of course you can use the questions on your site! =-)

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  17. OH yum!! Looks like a loaded baked potato. Thanks for posting this recipe and for the great pictures.
    Elle

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  18. Yumdillyishus. I make potato soup but I'm trading in my old recipe for yours. I was drawn here from Melanie's site. I love your blog title Mrs. Sunshine.

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  19. Thanks for the recipe. I love potato soup and this sounds yummy.

    Sandra in Oklahoma

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  20. It looks so yummy!! I love all kinds of potato soup but most of all potato/leek soup. (That bacon would never make it into our soup; one of the kids would snag it first!!)

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