Loaded Baked Potato Soup & Chicago Cutlery Knife Giveaway

When we got back from the beach and I stepped out of the car it was like were were in a totally different place. There was a cool breeze and it smelled like fall outside. It was beautiful and after complaining that so many people were rushing fall I finally succumbed. It’s fall.

It’s officially fall TOMORROW.

And to welcome in fall with wide open arms I decided to make Loaded Baked Potato soup. I make it every fall and I swear the season isn’t the same without it.

It starts off with frying 1lb of bacon in a large soup pot. Don’t you dare take any of that bacon fat out.

Once all the bacon is cooked (it’ll take a couple of batches in the soup pot) drain the bacon on paper towels, pat dry and set aside. DO NOT drain the bacon from the pot.

Cut up a medium yellow onion. I used my Chicago Cutlery ProDesign Knife which made it super easy!

Add it to the bacon fat and cook until the onions are translucent

While the onion is cooking in bacon fat chop 2 large russet potatoes and 6 medium sized red potatoes.

When the onions are translucent add the potatoes to the pot. Mix everything and let cook for another four minutes and then add 1/4 cup of flour.

Stir constantly for 5-7 minutes so that the flour thickens the bacon fat. Then add 2 cups of chicken stock (or veggie stock), 3/4 of the bacon, salt and pepper to taste:

On medium-high heat cook the soup for 25 minutes or until potatoes are soft.Ā  After 25 minutes let 4 cups of heavy cream.Ā  Let thicken and heat thoroughly for about 10 minutes. For a thicker soup mash some of the potatoes. I used my hand held immersion blender and it worked beautifully.

I’d show you a picture but pregnancy brain totally made me forget to take a picture with the whipping cream in it. But I didn’t forget to take a picture of the final product šŸ™‚ Garnish with cheddar cheese and a piece of bacon for even more deliciousness šŸ™‚

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Ingredients

1lb bacon, chopped
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced
6 medium red potatoes, diced
1/4 cup of flour
2 cups of chicken broth
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 cups of heavy cream
For Garnish:
Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream

Directions

  1. In a large stockpot over medium heat fry bacon
  2. While the bacon is cooking, peel and dice 1 medium yellow onion.
  3. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. DO NOT drain the bacon fat from the pot.
  4. In bacon fat, cook onions until translucent.
  5. While the onions are cooking peel and dice your potatoes.
  6. When the onions are ready add potatoes and cook for 4 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle in 1/4 flour and stir constantly over low heat about 5 to 7 minutes until the mixture has thickened.
  8. Add 2 cups of chicken stock stock and 3/4 of the bacon. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Over medium to high heat bring the soup to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes stirring occasionally until potatoes are soft.
  10. Add 4 cups of cream and simmer for 10 minutes. Mash some of the potatoes to create a thicker soup.
  11. Add more salt and pepper to taste and garnish with cheddar cheese, sour cream and bacon.
http://littlebgcg.com/2012/09/loaded-baked-potato-soup-chicago-cutlery-knife-giveaway.html

I made this recipe using my Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Chef knife it has been such a HUGE help in my kitchen. As have the rest of the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro knives that I have!

And now you have the chance to try out the Chef knife for yourself!

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Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chicago Cutlery and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.
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Comments

  1. Jessica Gibson says

    I love loaded potato soup! Now that the weather is cooling down it's time to bring out my chili and soup recipes. I'll defiantly need to add this one to my rotation!

  2. Michelle Yother Andrews says

    Whoa – Autumn begins tomorrow? And holy moly, that soup looks delish. If I weren't so freakin' tired tonight, it might be second-dinner-time. Definitely saving this one!

  3. Shannon Crawford says

    This would be useful as I currently do not have a good bread knife. Chicago Cutlery Forum 7-1/2-Inch Bread Knife

  4. Pauline M says

    I would love the Partoku 5 inch knife to try out! I’ve always wanted a really good knife that will allow me to cut up the fresh herbs like they show on the food network!

  5. Brittney Reader says

    That soup looks delicous! I get that everytime we go to outback but omg that looks so yummy… AND HOMEMADE!

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