Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Better Recipes Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Since my son turned one I'm trying to get him off baby food and onto "table" food so I fed him this recipe. He loved this soup and made happy grunting sounds that I took to mean this is one yummy recipe. It's also easy and inexpensive to make.

  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 cups fat free milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 (7.6 ounce) package roasted garlic instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Chives
  • Sour cream
  1. Cook bacon, drain on a paper towel, set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons to sprinkle on top of soup.
  2. Combine milk and water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add potatoes, and stir with a wire whisk until well blended. Add 3/4 cup cheese, stirring until cheese melts. Add all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon. 
  3. Spoon into serving bowls; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup cheese, 2 tablespoons bacon and freshly ground black pepper. 
  4. Top with chopped chives and a dollop of sour cream, if desired.
I was out of chives!

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