I’ve decided I’m a soup snob. I don’t like canned soup anymore. I will still eat canned soup if I have to, but I would much rather have homemade. It snowed on Saturday, and of course that means I was craving soup. I made two soups, one for lunch and one for dinner. Soup #1 was a Loaded Baked Potato. I found a couple of recipes on Pinterest, but neither was exactly what I wanted so I concocted this yummy treat.
1 pound bacon
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
2 stalks of celery, diced
3 yellow potatoes, diced (leave skins on)
3 red potatoes, diced (leave skins on)
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups cream
2 cups milk
sour cream and cheese for garnish
Cook bacon and set aside.
Heat olive oil.
Add onion, carrots, celery, and diced potatoes. Cook until soft.
Add 2 Tbsp butter and melt.
Add flour and mix together.
Add chicken stock and stir until lumps are gone.
Slowly add cream and milk. Cook until thick.
I love bacon in this soup, but I don’t like smooshy bacon. I added the bacon to the soup at the last minute so it would stay crunchy. Then, I topped the soup with more bacon (you can never have enough bacon), shredded cheddar cheese, and a little sour cream.
It’s the perfect cold day lunch, friends.
Happy soup making!