30 Minute Baked Potato Soup

  
Growing up, my mom and grandma both made potato soup. I love the way it warms you to the soul… It is definitely a comfort food. 
So, when I finally tweaked it so that it’s not only delicious, but quick and easy too, I was stoked. 

Step 1: Potatoes

 Wash 3-4 large potatoes, pierce them twice on each side with a fork. Then place in the microwave for 8 minutes. (Larger potatoes may require a longer time.)

 
Step 2: Base 

When your potatoes are finished cooking, remove them from the microwave and allow to cool for 5 minutes. During this time, prepare your soup base. 

  

Soup base:

1/4 cup bacon grease

1/2 stick butter

3 cups milk

Bacon, crumbled (optional)

Cook on a low heat, while you finish your potatoes.

Step 3: Finish Potatoes

Cut potatoes in half, length wise. I don’t cut the skins because my family doesn’t like the skins. If you don’t use the skins, just scoop he potatoes out of the skins into the pot… If you do, just chop and place in pot. 

  

Step 4: Thicken and Serve

Scoop 1/2 cup of your warm base into a bowl, add 3 tbsp milk, and mix with wise or fork until blended well. (You may need to add more milk/base as you mix, because it will thicken with the heat of the base.) 

 

Allow your soup to cook on med-low, stirring frequently, until it reaches a low boil, reduce heat to low and cook an additional 5 mins to thicken. 

 Add salt and pepper to taste.

I add the skins back to my own bowl, because I like them.  That’s it. Easy, quick, and delicious. 

~Aleah

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