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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

.:Mouth-Watering Wednesday - Cheesy Potato Soup w/Bacon:.

My recipe blog is co-authored by a bunch of neighborhood/ward gals, my sister in law, friends, and of course, me! One of the gals recently posted a potato soup recipe, and I decided to give it a try since we have a bunch of potatoes from my father in law!

In large pot combine:

4 cubes or 2 Tbs. granules Chicken bouillon

3 Cups hot water

5 cups diced potatoes

1 cup diced celery

1 cup chopped carrots

½ cup chopped onion

Cook above ingredients until tender. (We are not onion people, so I left that out. Also, celery is of the devil so I left that out, too.)

In second pan melt butter and whisk in flour. Add the half and half and mix until smooth. Add Velveeta and grated cheese and mix until smooth and then add to vegetables.

¾ cup butter
¾ cup flour
8 oz cubed Velveeta

4 cups half and half

½ cup grated cheddar cheese

You can add milk to it after it is all cooked to make it a little thinner and it helps make it not as rich tasting.

As you are mixing everything together, you can also add about 8 strips of cooked bacon, cut up.

We ate our soup in bread bowls, which was delicious. This soup is REALLY rich, so I couldn't eat much in one sitting. I didn't try the milk tip, but plan to on my leftovers!

This recipe also makes A LOT, so if you aren't looking to have a bunch leftover, you may want to cut the recipe in half.

It is easy to make, and tastes great! Just don't burn your bacon like I did and end up with a house full of smoke. Yes, I'm that awesome.


  1. Great minds must think alike today....I posted a Baked Potato Soup recipe over at our blog today that is similar to this. (there's a bonus recipe today too). Love reading the blog!!!

  2. I love cheesy potato soup and this one looks really good, especially in the bread bowl! YUM-O

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  4. That looks so good. I have been looking for a good soup to make bread bowls with. I have to agree with you on the celery.


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