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rustic loaded potato soup

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Category: Healthy Recipes, Soups, Potatoes

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 pound bacon, sliced into large pieces
  • 1/2 medium-sized sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 32-ounce container low-sodium chicken broth (4 cups)
  • 3 pounds red potatoes, quartered or halved depending on size
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups whole milk (almond milk works, too)
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped green onion, crumbled bacon, minced fresh jalapeno, a drizzle of adobo sauce


Heat a stockpot over med-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp, remove with a slotted spoon onto a plate lined with paper towels, leaving bacon grease in stockpot.

Reduce heat to medium, add onions. Cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle flour over onions and cook, stirring constantly, about a minute (this will remove the "raw" flour taste).

Slowly pour in chicken stock, whisking constantly until smooth. Add potatoes, bring to a boil then simmer until potatoes are very soft (15-30 minutes, depending on size of potatoes).

Using a potato masher or something similar, crush potatoes to thicken soup, leaving some chunks but allowing some to "melt" into the soup. Stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Add milk, bring back to a simmer and cook for an additional 10 minutes until very hot.

Ladle soup into bowls and top each as desired.

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