8 slices bacon 1 cup diced yellow onions 2/3 cup flour 6 cups hot chicken stock 4 cups diced, peeled baked potatoes 2 cups heavy cream 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic 1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce 1 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup diced green onions, white part only additional chopped bacon grated cheese for garnish chopped parsley for garnish
Fry bacon until crisp. Chop bacon and reserve drippings. Cook onions in remaining drippings over medium-high heat until transparent, about 3 minutes. Add flour, stirring to prevent lumps. Cook 3 - 5 minutes until mix just begins to run golden. Add chicken stock gradually, whisking to prevent lumps, until liquid thickens. Reduce heat to simmer and add potatoes, cream, chopped bacon, parsley, garlic, basil, salt, pepper sauce and black pepper. Simmer 10 minutes; DO NOT ALLOW TO BOIL. Add grated cheese and green onions.
Heat until cheese melts smoothly. Garnish each serving as desired with chopped bacon, grated cheese and chopped parsley.
Trippled this for a church soup supper to serve 24. Everyone loved it.
Jan 7, 2014
I used cubed ham instead of bacon. Just as good. Added diced Carrot and celery as well. Then put in the crockpot - Dinner is served!
Sep 30, 2012
TSGIRL48 Member since: April 3, 2012
This was just the yummiest thing this family of five has tasted. I followed the recipe, except I omitted the green onions. It was just delicious. My very pick 3 year old had two bowls! Thanks for a great sunday night dinner. I paired this meal with a baby spinach salad and cdkitchen's red lobster biscuit recipe.
Sep 27, 2012
I would just like to say that yes it is great, but it takes longer than 30 minutes to make. Because it takes longer than 30 minutes to bake a potato. that being said it only takes 30 minutes after the potatoes are finished baking.
Nov 6, 2011
airslave Member since: June 11, 2010
This is one of my most requested recipes from my family when it come to soup.
I have passed this recipe along to so many people ... thanks for sharing, a definite keeper!
Apr 10, 2009
Great comfort food! My husband requests it often and keeps raving about it to everyone.
Dec 8, 2008
omg!! this is soooo delish!! very easy and everyone i served it to loved it. thank you for posting this great recipe; it will stay in my favs forever.
Nov 6, 2008
Just watch the Basil, it can be a little strong.
Aug 11, 2007
lczuba Member since: June 1, 2003
Quick and easy to make. Wonderfully seasoned and very satisfying. Can be easily served as a main course. This recipe pleased even my most finicky eaters.
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