Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall Has Arrived-Recipe Wednesday!

I have listened to my dear husband tell me how great my food is, while the look on his face tells a completely different story. He eats it. Time and time again, but-shoot-I eat it too and I know I'd rather eat out! I've tried to cook a little better, and I think over the past 7 years, I've gotten a few definitely awesome recipes under my belt that I can cook without fail and they are delicious! One of those is Kraft Mac n Cheese haha!

No really, I can make some slammin' spaghetti, killer lasagna, chili, etc. I try to keep the stuff I am good at around the house, so I always have dinner on hand, especially if I screw up something out of the norm I find on Pinterest! I have really screwed up some Pinterest recipes, but thats a story for another day. Today I am here to share an amazing potato soup recipe...see below.

Photo Courtesy of All Recipes Potato Soup Recipe

You can read the original recipe HERE, but here is the way I did it below...and I dont really measure anything, I eyeballed everything so if you need measurements please visit the website HERE.

Heres what you'll need:

3 cans of chicken broth 
1 small container of whipping cream
1/2 cup of chopped celery
1 yellow onion chopped ( I like onion, so I used the whole thing)
1/2 package of bacon (I only used 1/2 pack, but you could use a whole package)
2 cups (estimate) of shredded cheddar cheese
2 TBS butter
8 potatoes cubed/diced whatever!
  • Fry some bacon in a skillet, about 1/2 a package is what I did. (And get it crispy!!)
  • Leave the grease, and use that to saute the onions and celery
  • Boil the diced potatoes in the chicken broth for about 7 minutes on rolling boil
  • Add the sautéed onions and celery to the chicken broth and potatoes. stir
  • Next, add the cream til it reaches the consistency you want
  • Chop up the bacon and add half of that for flavor, also add half of the cheese
  • Add the butter last, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Let simmer on low for about 30 minutes to mingle the flavors.
I did this my own little way with the help of the recipe HERE, and it turned out the best soup we have ever ate! I taste as I cook along, so be sure to do that and do your own thing...its fun that way! This soup is perfect for fall weather...when you pour your bowl....throw some shredded cheese and some bacon on top! YUM! 

**Can also use bacon bits :) 



  1. I bet a little fresh Parmesan cheese would be really good, too. Maybe grated on top of each bowl.

  2. Yes, that does sound really good! I will try that next time I make it, maybe some chives too for appearance :)