Project 365 278/365: Nothing better than soup ...

Project 365 278/365: Nothing better than soup on a rainy day. Loaded baked potato soup @CornerBakery. (Photo credit: AngryJulieMonday)

Last summer I used potatoes and onions from our garden in an awesome Loaded Baked Potato Soup. It is soooo UNhealthy but that’s probably why it is so delicious. Anyway, I didn’t take any photos of my soup but here is our daughter helping dig out the potatoes that we used. Or as she called them ‘tater tots’:

Summer 2012 garden potatoes

garden helper

Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

WHAT YOU NEED:

• 12 slices pre-cooked bacon, crumbled

• 2/3 c. margarine

• 2/3 c. flour

• 7 c. milk

• 4 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed

•1 onion, chopped

• 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

•1 c. sour cream

• salt, to taste

WHAT YOU DO:

• Melt margarine over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk, whisking until thickened. Stir in potatoes and onion. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

• Reduce heat and simmer for 10 mins. Mix in bacon, cheese, sour cream and salt. Stir and cook until cheese melts. Serve with toppings such as bacon crumbles, sour cream, cheddar cheese, etc.

• You can freeze leftovers as well (assuming there’s any left!)

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