Winter is getting closer. We are starting to get chilly around here.
One of the things I love about winter is that it gives me an excuse to make soup.
I am totally a soup girl. While I am always trying new soup to add to my soup recipe box, you are more likely to find me making my favorites over and over and, yes, over again. One of my favorites is Baked Potato Soup. This is a recipe I have used for years. This soup is pretty low maintenance ingredient wise. It comes together SOUPer fast...sorry I had to...This soup is also great as leftovers. Woohoo!
Today not only am I sharing the recipe for Baked Potato Soup, but I am also linking to several of my favorite soup recipes that I have shared previously on the blog. Let's start with the recipe shall we.
Baked Potato Soup
2 med. potatoes, baked
3 Tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
2 Tablespoons flour
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup instant mashed potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
1 cup half-and-half
garnishes-shredded cheddar cheese, bacon pieces, sliced green onions, sour cream
Melt butter in a stock pot. Saute onions in the butter until light brown and translucent. Add flour to onions and stir continuously while cooking for 1-2 minutes.
Add broth, water, cornstarch, instant potatoes, and spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Cut baked potatoes in half and scoop out the pulp into the soup, letting it crumble into rough bite-sized pieces. Add half-and-half. Bring back to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for another 15 minutes.
Serve with garnishes. Enjoy!
Okay, now for some other delightful soup recipes that I have made and shared on my blog. I have enjoyed all of these and a few have become my very favorites...don't worry I will tell you which ones those are! I hope you are finding ways to enjoy this winter weather and I hope you find a new soup recipe to warm up with.