Baked Potato Soup

Seriously, if a recipe consists of potatoes and bacon, then you know it’s going to change your life.   This is a super filling soup.  Afterwards I had to squeeze into a bodysuit and skirt, yikes.

Please make this.  You won’t regret it.  This is one of those meals where you impress yourself.

Ingredients:

3 pieces  of turkey bacon (listen, turkey bacon is delicious, save the calories and get this)
1 clove garlic
4 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 1/4 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 cup half and half cream
2-3 large baked potatoes
1/2 teaspoon hot chili or pepper sauce
fresh parsley on top

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More behind the cut.

Directions:

Recipe originally came from here, my tweaks are listed in this entry.

Bake your potatoes.  Once they’re done, cut them up into cubes (hot potato!) – set potatoes aside.  In a skillet, make your turkey bacon.  Set aside the bacon.  Saute garlic in this same skillet.  Stir in flour, salt, basil, pepper and keep mixing.  Add your broth and bring to a boil for a few minutes.  Add your potatoes, half and half, hot sauce.  Heat on about low/medium heat until everything is heated (dont boil).  Put fresh parsley and bacon on top.

This will take about 20-30 minutes total so it’s a quick meal.  This will do about 2-4 servings, in our case it was 2 servings as the soup was our full meal.

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Let’s just talk about how good bacon is.  And turkey bacon.  I used to get the regular high calorie fatty bacon until a recipe called for turkey bacon a few months back.  I bought it and fell in love.  It’s just as good, maybe even better.  No, I’m not lying.  Try it!

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Beautiful creamy potato soup.

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Enjoy! Try not to eat it too quick… :)

PS. You can sprinkle some cheddar cheese on top too if you really want. :)

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