Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Baked Potato and Cheese Soup

If you love the Outback Steakhouse Potato soup we are sure you will love this version.



Ingredients:
5 medium baking potatoes
12 slices bacon (chopped)
1 cup sweet onions, chopped
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
6 -7 cups chicken broth
2 cups half and half
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped or 1 Tbsp dried
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 Tbsp Worcestershire
 sauce
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup green onions, sliced, divided
Instructions:
Wash potatoes; prick several times with a fork. Bake at 400 degrees F for 1 hour or until done; let cool.
Peel potatoes, and slice crosswise. Slice and cook bacon in a large skillet or dutch oven until crisp; remove bacon, reserving drippings in skillet and set aside. Cook onion in drippings, stirring constantly, until tender; add flour, stirring well. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Gradually add chicken broth; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in potato, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and spices. Add half and half and bring to a simmer, and cook, uncovered, 10 minutes (do not boil).
Stir in 11/2 cups cheese and 1/2 cup green onions and half of the crumbled bacon. Cook until cheese melts, stirring often. Ladle soup into individual soup bowls. Top evenly with remaining crumbled bacon cheese, and green onions.

Link to Recipe:Baked Potato and Cheese Soup


Wash and bake potatoes in a 400 degree oven and once cool chop into small pieces
Slice and cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp

Cook onion in drippings, stirring constantly, until tender

Stirring constantly, until tender and add flour

Gradually add chicken broth; cook over medium heat

Stirring constantly

Add potatoes, spices Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce

Stir well

Add half and half

Add cheese

Add bacon and green onions

Simmer slightly (do not boil)

Top with remaining cheese, green onions and bacon and serve

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