The weather her has been unbearably cold this year. After running errands outside, all I could think about was this soup. It’s based on bacon fat and butter, which means tons of flavor! The creaminess of this soup comes from the milk, sour cream, and sharp cheddar. If you plan on making this soup, do not use pre shredded cheese. Pre shredded cheese will not melt as well as cheese that you shred yourself. I also think it tastes a whole lot better when the cheese is freshly grated. 

Ingredients:

6 bacon slices, chopped 

6 potatoes (4 cups chopped) 

1 onion 

6 tbsp butter 

6 tbsp flour 

6 slices bacon 

4 cups chicken stock 

3 cups milk 

3 green onions 

1 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 

1/2 cup sour cream (optional) 

Instructions:

1 . Cook the chopped bacon in a large pot over medium high heat. Remove and set aside. 

2 . In the same pot, sauté 1 chopped onion with the butter until it becomes translucent.

3 . Add the flour and brown for 3 minutes.

4 . Stir in the chicken broth and milk. Bring to a boil.

5 . Add the chopped potatoes and cook over medium heat until the potatoes are fully cooked. 

6 . Season with salt. Then add the chopped green onion.

7 . Remove the pot from heat and stir in the sour cream and cheese. 

8 . Lastly, season with black pepper and garnish with the cooked bacon bits. 

Russet Potato Soup
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 6 bacon slices, chopped
  • 6 potatoes (4 cups chopped)
  • 1 onion
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 green onions
  • 1½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook the chopped bacon in a large pot over medium high heat. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, sauté 1 chopped onion with the butter until it becomes translucent.
  3. Add the flour and brown for 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the chicken broth and milk. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add the chopped potatoes and cook over medium heat until the potatoes are fully cooked.
  6. Season with salt. Then add the chopped green onion.
  7. Remove the pot from heat and stir in the sour cream and cheese.
  8. Lastly, season with black pepper and garnish with the cooked bacon bits.