Thursday, December 7, 2020
Are you ready for a really easy recipe without a cream of chemicals soup? Just kidding. I do use canned cream of soups for our family potato casserole recipe.
This recipe is to die for – and I wanted to have it on my blog for both you and me! This would be great for lunch during winter break. Are you doing Soup Sunday? If so, definitely add this to your rotation. It is from Gimme Some Oven but I made it my own with a few adaptations.
Get in ma belly!
You will need:
5 slices of raw bacon – cut up with kitchen scissors. I think you could do more bacon than this if you want. Some can be saved for your garnish.
1 cup diced yellow onion
4 cloves of garlic (I just use the jarred already diced stuff)
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups milk, warmed (I did not warm my second cup and it was fine)
1.5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, diced. I only had russets so I used about 4 of them and peeled them and diced them.
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Toppings: sour cream, green onions (do not skip buying these. I have become a big fan of these on my soups, baked potatoes, Mexican layered dip.)
Cook your bacon in your big soup/stock pot. This will be a one pan meal, too! When crispy, remove the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
reserve about 3 tablespoons of the bacon grease – keep that in the pan. I basically used a ladle to take out the excess that equalled more than 3 tablespoons.
Now, add onion and cook for about 5 minutes.
Add garlic and do another 2 minutes.
Stir flour into the onion and garlic and stir for about 1 minute to fully incorporate flour (this is what creates your cream of texture)
Add chicken stock
Add diced potatoes. I diced mine pretty small.
Add some salt and pepper to taste. I also added Tony Cachereś cajun seasoning.
Continue cooking until the mixture just reaches a simmer before it begins to boil.
It will look like this:
Now, reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Do not burn the bottom.
Once potatoes are fully cooked, add in the cheddar cheese and some of the bacon.
Serve with a garnish of bacon, cheese, sour cream, and green onion.