the other day when we got tons of snow and were cooped up inside, i found this recipe in a magazine and whipped up this yummy, filling soup.
if you like rich, creamy potato soup, try making this sometime soon. it will definitely hit the spot.
- ingredients -
2 1/2 lbs potatoes
1/2 lb sliced bacon
2 tbsp butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp flour
4 cups 2% milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
scallions, thinly sliced
- directions -
pierce potatoes and bake at 400 degrees for 50 minutes. allow to cool slightly and scoop potato into a bowl and mash.
meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp. crumble and set aside. reserve 2 tbsp of bacon fat.
in a large pot, add butter and reserved bacon fat and heat over medium heat. add onion and cook 3 minutes; sprinkle flour over onion and cook 1 minute. gradually whisk in milk, stir in salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne. add reserved mashed potatoes and bring to a simmer. reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. stir in 2 cups of the cheese, half of the bacon, and half of the scallions.
top with sour cream, remaining bacon, and scallions.
* unfortunately i didn't have any scallions and i think i left out a pretty flavorful ingredient. be sure to have some on hand!