Saturday, September 10, 2016

Here's Something To Put in Your Bread Bowl


We had a family gathering last year where we had some fantastic potato bacon soup in a bread bowl and ever since then, I have been hunting for good potato soup recipes. I altered this recipe slightly (by adding more potatoes), but this is a great recipe and I think you will like it. My family did.

Potato Bacon Chowder Recipe


1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 2 medium) (I used 6 small)
1 cup water (I increased the water to 3 cups since I increased the potatoes)
8 bacon strips
1 medium onion, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 3/4 cups whole milk
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


Place potatoes in a small saucepan and cover with the water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels to drain and set aside.

In the same skillet, saute onion and celery in drippings until tender; drain. Add to undrained potatoes. Stir in the soup, milk, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes or until heated through (do not boil).

Crumble bacon; set aside 1/4 cup. Add remaining bacon to soup along with parsley. Sprinkle with reserved bacon.

Yield: 6 servings.

Source: Taste of Home. You can find it here.

Notes: I also used a whole package of bacon because I knew that my kids would eat the bacon more than anything else. I put half of the bacon in the soup and saved the other half for sprinkling on top. We also sprinkled some Cheddar cheese on top. This was really good.

When I made this, I was a little worried about my kids' reaction to this. They don't always take too kindly to soup for dinner. However, when I made this, my oldest son exclaimed, "What!? This is for dinner? I LOVE this dinner! You haven't made this in, like, three years!" (Not true, by the way, I make this at least once a year). So, it was a hit with my oldest son. My younger son ate the bacon and cheese, but left the soup and the bread bowl. You can't please 'em all!

1 comment:

  1. Loaded potato soup is one of Niel's favorites. The bread bowl really makes it a super filling meal.