Friday, January 8, 2010

Snow days and Homemade Comfort Soup...

After lots of wonderful holidays and traveling to my family's places I have finally settled back home and back to my blog. I will admit to missing the blog a lot. I did from time to time sign in and read and leave comments on a few but couldn’t get to mine till now. Seems like it has been forever and I hope all my follows are still hanging with me. What do your think of the terrible cold weather we are having? We have already had three bad snows for this area and it’s just the beginning of winter; come on spring you are needed soon.

One of the good parts of winter are the wonderful, good homemade soups we enjoy whenever I feel the need for comfort food. When it comes to comfort food this is a favorite in my house, so for my Mom who is crazy about this one here is the Loaded Baked Potato soup. Whatever you love to dump on your baked potato just pile it on the bowl of soup. All items are welcome. Mom and I both love bacon crumbles, shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream just like we can pile on our baked potato. Mmm good, give this a try, you’ll love it.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Start by baking till just done enough potatoes to get 3 cups. 3 or 4 is usually enough.
In a large soup pot add 4 tablespoons of sweet butter
To the melted butter add 1 ½ cups chopped sweet onion and cook till translucent
Add 2 cans of (15 ½ oz) all natural chicken broth
To the chicken broth or stock add the 3 cups cubed cooked potatoes
Simmer the soup for 15 minuets till they are tender and have picked up the flavor of the broth.

Add 1 cup cream or half and half. You can use low fat milk if you don’t mind a thinner soup.
Add 1/2 cup sour cream
Salt, or to taste
Black Pepper to taste (I love lots)
Don’t let the soup come to a boil or you will curdle the milk and sour cream. Keep it at a simmer.
Simmer for about 10 minutes and serve. This is a great but quick to make soup and the leftovers are wonderful the next day. Serve in a big mug or your favorite bowl.

To Load it up add crumbled crispy bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, dollops of sour cream and chopped green onions. Whatever you enjoy, this is your comfort food so do it your way.

What is your favorite cold weather soup, I’d love to here from you all?


  1. Yum!
    My favorite is homemade chicken stew with rosemary, new potatoes & onion. I blogged about it a few months back.
    But I have had a potato soup craving going on and am happy to see your recipe. Sound delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  2. That soup sounds so good and not calories right? I love all soups, especially if I don't have to make it. :O)

  3. This could be a low fat healthy version if made with less butter, low fat milk and low fat sourcream. Use turkey bacon and lower fat cheese and the calories I bet would be cut in half or better. But comfort food to warm the soul has no calories, or atleast we tell ourselves while eating each yummy bite. I love homemade soups even the fat versions have to be better for us than the stuff in the cans.;-)

  4. This potato soup looks heavenly! I'll take mine exactly like your recipe. Perfect! I will make this soup, tomorrow! Thanks for coming by and for your nice comments. Happy New Year!