This Potato Soup is one of those recipes that I love to bring out often! We love it around here, and we love to pair it with grilled cheese. It's quick and easy, and you probably have most of these ingredients already! I love my mom's recipe, I love my friend, Lauren's, I added a few things myself and that's how this one came about. So here you go. (by the way, nobody really has "measurements" here so I'm doing my best with the details. Don't worry- you can't really mess this up!)
Better than Logan's Potato Soup
2 cups of Milk
1 Stick Butter
2 oz Cream Cheese
1 Can of Cream of Chicken
1 Can of Chicken Broth
2-3 Tablespoons of Flour
1-2 Cups of Cheese
1/2 Cup of Sour Cream
1 Bag of Real Bacon Bits (or you can use real bacon and crumble)
Optional: Toppings- Crumbled Bacon, Cheese and Sour cream
Don't Let the list of Ingredients Scare you---this is really a fool-proof recipe.
1. In a Large Pot, pour 1 can of cream of chicken broth and 1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup. (*If you don't want your soup too creamy- then just add half of the can) Put on High Heat and Bring to a boil. If mixture seems too thick, add a little bit of water or milk.
2. Peal and Dice your Potatoes into cubes and place in the pot to cook.
3. After your potatoes have cooked, lay to the side. (You will need to watch this and make sure they don't burn. Add a little bit of water to the mixture if it becomes too thick.)
4. Cut your Cream Cheese into chunks and place in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to make creamy.
5. In a Big Soup Pot, add your 1 stick of butter on Med Heat. While the butter is melting, add your cream cheese mixture and whisk. When Melted and mixed together, add your 2-3 Tablespoons of Flour and whisk until it becomes a thick mixture.
6. Then add your milk, sour cream, cheese and bacon bits. A little bit of salt and pepper. Whisk until it becomes a thick mixture on med-high heat. You will want this to thicken up a little.
7. Add your potato mixture to the big soup pot and let simmer on med heat.
8. Honestly, this soup can be done right then or you can let it simmer for 20-30 minutes.
9. Top it with a little cheese, bacon bits and sour cream and your family will thank you.
One thing I would love to try this year, is a new recipe every 2 weeks. If you have a great-fool-proof recipe for supper, please share.
Last night, the menu was country-fried venison. (hey, my husband killed the deer and begged me to cook it) It actually was
decent pretty good. I'm sure my inbox will be flooded with requests for that recipe. (insert sarcasm here)