Warm up with a bowl of cream-free Loaded Baked Potato Cheddar Soup piled with tasty toppings!
So, how exciting is this?! I am BEYOND thrilled to unveil the new design and functionality of The Comfort of Cooking. I tell ya, I could do a hundred cart wheels… if I could do cart wheels at all.
There’s so much I love about this new look I’ve been working on with Purr, but the transition to WordPress has been my favorite part… a bit frustrating at times and definitely with its learning curves, but still. My favorite. part. Sayonara, Blogger!
I have lots to show you come Monday, when I’ll zip you around on a little tour of my new digs. But first, let’s talk soup. And St. Patricks Day. And gluttony in general.
A rich, warm potato cheddar soup is the best meal to warm you up in the winter. It doesn’t need to pack tons of cream and butter to be flavorful, though. This delicious, easy soup has a base of chicken broth to keep it lighter than most. Just add some milk (I used skim) towards the end of cooking, and pile it high with tasty toppings. For a luscious “loaded baked potato” type soup, I tossed on crispy bacon, Sargento sharp cheddar, scallions and a dollop of plain yogurt.
You’ll love this soup. It’s perfect for weeknight meals or a St. Patty’s Day party… and it freezes well, too!
Loaded Baked Potato Cheddar Soup
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups 4 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
- 1 14 oz. can chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 3/4 cups milk, I used skim
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups Sargento® Traditional Cut Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 4 green onions/scallions, chopped
- Plain yogurt or light sour cream, for topping
- Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add potatoes and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 12-14 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
- Remove from heat. Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor; pureé until smooth (you may need to do this in batches). Return mixture to saucepan. Alternately, blend the soup in the pot with an immersion blender. Stir in milk and heat over medium heat until hot (do not boil). Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in 1 cup cheddar cheese.
- Ladle soup into four serving bowls. Evenly top each bowl with the remaining 1/2 cup cheddar, bacon, scallions and plain yogurt.
CONGRATULATIONS!! yay!! Gorgeous- perfect fit for you!!
So comforting and divine!!
I love the new design – it’s so pretty! I made the switch from Blogger to WordPress at the end of last year and could not be happier!!
I LOVE your new design! Looks so pretty! This soup looks great. It is snowing and cold here so I could go for a big bowl of this today!
Can you say comfort food? Hell yeah! This looks delicious, and of course bacon makes any meal wonderful. :3
This soup sounds delicious! Unfortunately wintery weather is long gone here in Riverside, CA. Sll I am craving right now is ice cream, smoothies and really cold/fresh things. in Southern California it is a bit over 80 degrees but it feels like it’s over 100!
Your blog looks amazing!!! I just made the transition in December…and I’m so pleased I did! I love baked potato soup…and yours looks perfect (especially with snow in the forecast…ugh!).
OMG, your blog is so pretty. the colors are so soft, pastel-like. Very clean. Love it. This soup looks good, I don’t ever think of making potato soup, and it’s the easiest way to thicken a soup. :-)
LOVE the new site! It’s super gorgeous. I’m switching to WP soon and you’ve made me so excited about it!
This soup is the perfect comfort food. Cheesy delicious.
Welcome to WordPress, it’s been good to me, hope it works well for you. :) Love the new look and the soup, all is good!
Love, love, LOVE the new design Georgia! I’m so excited for you. I started out with WordPress but as soon as I can find time I want to work on a new design. Purr did a fantastic job for you. Can’t wait to see all the changes.
The soup looks amazing. I love creamy, comforting soups like this. Gorgeous pictures, btw :)
Your blog looks gorgeous and so does your soup! Potato, bacon and cheese in a soup sounds so comforting and delicious :)
Potato cheddar soup is one of my all-time faves! Your pictures are so appetizing, I’d love to mosey up to a full cheesy bowl.
Love the new look! And love this soup! It’s one of my favorite comfort meals :)
Comfort food at it’s best!! You can never go wrong with WordPress. Ever :)
Your new look is stunning, and so is this soup. Mmm, cheesy!
YUM. This looks like great comfort food!
I LOVE the new design! Lindsay’s designs are so gorgeous, and this soup sounds absolutely phenomenal. Yummy! Need to make it soon. Pinned!
I can honestly say that I can eat this (want to eat this) anytime (yes including summer). Very comforting indeed. I love the gingham check fabric with this – very appealing!!
Your site is looking so good and so does your soup. I’m sure you will enjoy using WordPress as its a great platform to work with
can i use red potatoes
Red potatoes are too waxy and firm to blend well into a soup – I’d recommend either Russet or Yukon Gold.
I love potato soup. I pinned the recipe so I make some this week. Thank you for the recipe.