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Friday, February 26, 2010

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

One of my Favorite restaurants is Ruby River Steakhouse. Yum! I love their steak but their loaded jacketed baked potato is my favorite! Oh my gosh. I love that stuff. So when I saw this recipe I knew that I totally had to try it! A soup that tastes like a loaded baked potato? Um.. Yes please!

My sister was staying the week with us when I tried this recipe and she ran home and told my mom she HAD to make it. It was definately a crowd pleaser and is going on my menu for next week. Mmm... I can hardly wait!

I made a few changes to the original recipe I saw. I cut out green onions, added extra cheese and just used the "real bacon pieces" that you can buy at the store (in the salad dressing isle by the imitation bacon bits) instead of cooking and crumbling my own. I thought it turned out fantastic and it saved me time. Win!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
4 baking potatoes
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
4 cups milk
2 - cups chicken broth
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
12 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled (or a package of "real bacon pieces")
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 8oz container sour cream

Bake potatoes in the oven. Scoop out the inside of the potato and set aside. Cook bacon in the oven while the potatoes bake at 350 degrees until crispy. Crumble and set aside. Melt butter in a large pot over medium low heat. Stir in flour to make a roux. Cook about one minute stirring constantly. Gradually pour in the chicken broth and milk while stirring. Turn the heat to medium and cook the soup until it starts to thicken. Add the potatoes, salt, pepper, bacon and cheese. Stir well and continue to heat for about 15 minutes allowing the flavors to blend. Mix in sour cream until well blended. Serve immediately. Garnish with additional bacon and shredded cheese.

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  1. Looks delish! I will definitely be trying this one.

  2. Yummy! What how do you make the bread sitting next to the soup? ~Lisa

  3. Lisa... I actually just bought the bread from Wal-Mart. =( It was super yummy though. BUT my mom is posting a cheese pull apart bread recipe on Saturday... so check back then. That's what they ate with it when she made this soup and she said it was amazing!

  4. Looking forward to the bread recipe. I want to try it when I try this soup! It all looks good! Thanks for being my new-recipe-go-to-blog!

  5. Your Aunt Saundra brought some of this soup over and we loved it. I was sure it must be full of cream and was really surprised there wasn't any. Very good job.

  6. Once again Dayna, you made me look awesome! The family loved the soup, they were so glad there was some leftover! I love you blog!!