Creamy & Delicious Baked Potato Soup

I don’t know about you, but when the weather is cold and chilly outside, I instantly begin to crave for a warm & delicious soup. Not the ones you get out of a can, but a nice homemade, creamy and yummy soups. Here’s the catch, I am a busy working mother & wife to my beautiful family of 3, and there are some days I just do not have the time or… I am just too lazy to and prepared to spend hours in the kitchen on a weeknight creating a yummy soup for my family. How about you?

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Well, I am so excited to share with you all my latest find!! Now, this may or may not be new to you, but it’s new me.  I was at my local H-E-B grocery store when I came across these H-E-B soup or casseroles in a container. At first, I was like what is this? Then I looked a bit closer and noticed that each soup contain all of the ingredients you need to make in my case a Baked Potato Soup for approx $10.00. I also picked up a chicken tortilla soup too!

At first, I was worried about buying prepared food, but I was so curious to try. So when I got home and put away all of my grocery store haul I decided to give this a try. First of all, I was excited that this recipe would only take me 20 minutes to prepare and cook! Happy Mom indeed!! Secondly, I am amazed that all of the ingredients are ready for cooking with the exception of milk and butter. I think I can handle that.

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Inside the container, I found bacon bits, shredded cheese, chopped celery & onion, a seasoning packet, butter (not included) and 3 precooked potatoes. Again, the only additions I that had to add was the butter, milk, and water. I can handle that on my busiest days for sure! The following ingredient I had to set aside were the chives, 1/2 cup of cheese, and 2 tablespoons of bacon will serve as the garnish. My last item needs to make this soup a success was a masher. (seen below)

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Now that I had all of our ingredients I was ready to start chopping those baked potatoes!! I like my potatoes pretty chunky in my soup. Now if you like yours a little finer, then definitely chop and dice them into smaller cubes. I forgot to mention that I peeled my potatoes which is optional in this recipe.

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Then next thing that I had to prepare is my soup pot by warming it up to melt the 5 tablespoons of butter. After that, I added the onions & celery and sauteed them for 3 minutes. Once the 3 minutes were complete, that is when I added the bacon and continued to saute the mixture for an additional 5 minutes. Once you have sauteed this mixture, add or potatoes and mix for 5 more minutes. ***

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Doesn’t that look yummy? But we are not there yet. At this point, I added the milk, water, and the spice packet.  Continue to mix as the directions specified and then it was time to start mashing away. Did I mention that I love my potato soup chunky? (smile) As a result, I did not go too crazy with the mashin’.

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Lastly, after mashing my potatoes, I added the shredded cheese. This will cause the soup to thicken and add a cheesy and delicious flavor to the soup. And let me tell you I LOVE cheese and potatoes!!

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Once I got the soup mixture to my liking, it was time to get ready to enjoy this yummy and delicious soup. I grabbed my favorite soup dish, and I was ready to have my cozy and warm soup in a matter of 20 minutes! So, if you are craving potato soup then head on over to your local H-E-B and give it a try. If you don’t have this available at your local grocery store, then I decided to add a yummy recipe below. Until next time Bon Appetit!

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Creamy & Delicious Baked Potato Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 250

Fat per serving: 10g

Saturated fat per serving: 5g

Carbs per serving: 27g

Protein per serving: 14g

Sodium per serving: 740mg

Creamy & Delicious Baked Potato Soup

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Baked Potato
  • 2&1/2 Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Onion Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Celery Chopped
  • 1 cup Smoked Bacon Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Chives Chopped
  • 5 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Microwave Potato until soften.
  2. Cut potatoes into small cubes. (Removed the potato peel prior to cutting the potato.) Set aside chives, 2 Tbsp of bacon, and 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese for garnish.
  3. Melt 5Tbsp of butter in a large soup pan over medium low heat. After the butter melts, add bacon, chopped celery and onions. Stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add potato pieces and stir-fry for an additional 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add 2 cups of milk, 1 cup of water, and salt and fresh ground pepper; stir to combine. Let the mixture cook for 5 minutes. While the soup is cooking, mash the potato pieces with a potato masher to desired consistency. Do not let the soup boil.
  4. Add the remaining cheddar cheese and cook for 2 minutes over low heat until soup thickens. Garnish with chives, bacon, and cheese.
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Natasha Hopkins
 

Natasha is very down to earth and compassionate person that lives for sharing content as it is relates to making your home life a joyous place to be. She loves sharing home decorating tips & tricks, home decor resources, and yummy recipes to enjoy with your family. Additionally she is very passionate about sharing talented writers that is just as passionate about home life, design and decor and simple living with her audience.

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