Baked Potato Soup

Thanks to Amy for passing this recipe on.. 

Baked Potato Soup

4 medium baked potatoes
2 slices bacon
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup green onions with tops, thinly sliced
1 can (14 1/2 oz) chicken broth
1 1/2 cups milk
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup light sour cream
2 oz shredded cheddar cheese (1/2 cup)

1. Remove skins from baked potatoes. In a bowl coarsely mash the potatoes.

2. In large pot, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towel to drain; crumble and set aside. Discard all but 1/2 teaspoon drippings in pan.

3. Meanwhile, chop celery. Thinly slice green onions. Add chicken broth, milk, mashed potatoes, celery, onions, garlic, salt and black pepper to drippings in pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes.

4. Stir in sour cream and reserved bacon. Ladle soup into 4 bowls. Shred 2 tablespoons cheese over each serving. Enjoy!

We like to eat this soup with this sandwich recipe:

Crusty Grilled Sandwiches:

1 oz fresh Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 garlic clove, pressed
8 slices sourdough bread
8 oz sliced Monterey Jack cheese
8 oz sliced deli ham
4 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
1 medium tomato, sliced into 8 thin slices (optional)
4 teaspoons snipped fresh basil leaves (optional)

1. Grate Parmesan cheese into a bowl. Add butter and garlic; mix well.

2. On 4 bread slices, evenly layer half of the Monterey Jack cheese and all of the ham.

3. For each sandwich, spread ham with 1 teaspoon of mustard; top with 2 tomato slices and 1 teaspoon snipped basil, if desired. Cover with remaining cheese and bread slices.

4. Spread butter mixture over outsides of sandwiches. Place sandwiches on griddle; cook over medium heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Cut sandwiches in half and serve.

Enjoy!

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2 Comments »

  1. 1
    earthpal Says:

    Sounds yummy. I will have a go at this but without the bacon.

    Will catch up with you soon…xxxx

  2. 2

    Oink Oink! 😆


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