Wednesday, June 6, 2012

baked potato soup

today i am in colorado springs for business.
have i mentioned that i love my job? :)

the colorado mountains always make me want to
snuggle up by the fireplace, eat soup and watch ELF.

this soup in honestly my new favorite.
i normally lean towards a lighter, broth-based soup,
but you guys can't pass this up. it's amazing.
it will warm your heart and your belly!
(thank you all recipes!)

tip: be generous with the hot sauce if you like a kick!


3 bacon strips, diced
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 cups chicken broth
2 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (tabasco)
shredded cheddar cheese


1. in a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp.
drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. set bacon aside.

2. saute onion and garlic in the drippings until tender.
stir in flour, salt, basil and pepper; mix well.

3. gradually add broth. bring to boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes.

4. add the potatoes, cream and hot pepper sauce; heat through but do not boil.
garnish with bacon & cheese (if your heart desires!)

enjoy :)

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