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Creamy Potato Soup

 

How To Make Creamy Potato Soup ?

Ingredients:

6 slices bacon (about 6 oz.), cut into 1-inch pieces
3 tablespoons bacon grease or butter
1 cup diced onion
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups milk, warmed
1.5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
salt and pepper

Directions:

step 1:
Heat a soup pot over medium-high heat.

step 2:
Add bacon pieces to a soup pot over medium heat and cook bacon until crisp and fat is rendered.
step 3:

Remove the bacon from the pot and set it aside.

step 4:
Pour off most of the grease, but do not clean the pot (3 tablespoons of bacon grease, should remain, otherwise use 3 tablespoons of butter ).
step 5:

Add onion and thyme and sauté until onion is soft, about 7 minutes.

step 6:

Sprinkle the flour on top of the onion, and stir until combined.

step 7:
Reduce heat to low; simmer until potatoes are tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
step 8:
Saute for an additional minute to cook the flour, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the chicken broth until combined.
step 9:
Add potatoes, milk and cooked bacon bits, bring to a boil.
Serve warm, garnished with desired toppings(crisp bacon pieces,cheddar cheese or green onion).
Stirring occasionally every few minutes so that the bottom does not burn.
step 10:
When the potatoes are soft, stir in the cheddar cheese and sour cream.
Season with salt and pepper.

Written by lisa bonetu

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