All I can say is OMG!! This is the most awesome soup I have ever eaten. I did fry some bacon and use the grease in my roux. I didnt have any thyme, but I did add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. I will definately make this again. Thanks Jeanette!
DELICIOUS! I had Baked Potato Soup recently at lunch and when I came home I headed straight to 'Zaar to find a way to make it at home. I decided on this recipe. The only additions I made to it where I added a tub (I belive it was 12 ounces) of sour cream and I also added a cup of cheddar cheese to the soup (in addition to what you serve on top -- I like a really cheesey baked potato!). Instead of topping the soup with the bacon I just threw it in the pot as well after I fried it up (I drained the bacon greese). It was fantastic. Just like a baked potato and my 13 month old would cry if I did not share with her. Can't wait to make this for my Mom who HATES potato soup! Thanks for sharing! EDIT: Made it for Mom and she LOVED it!
I made this soup as written with the exception of the thyme. All I had was a blend that had some thyme, rosemary and sage and I only used 2 Tbs.of the cornstarch. OMG it was so good, all of my guest raved about it! I should have made a bigger batch, lol I do wonder if the cornstarch is really needed though. I think if it simmers long enough and you get the ratio of baked potato right it should thicken up all by itself. I think I'll try it next time without and post and update. I still give it 5 stars for taste. It really is the best I've ever tasted! Thanks for sharing! It's going in my recipe file box!<br/><br/>UPDATE: I made again by request of family and left out cornstarch. In my opinion better without it. It's thick enough without it.
Perfect soup for a cold winter night. Made exactly as written. I baked my potatoes so they would have more flavor than microwaved. DH made bakewell biscuits to go with---yum!
This was a no brainer. , The taste was fantastically wonderful. It was thick and I thinned it with milk. You could also thin it with chicken broth. I left the baked potato a little chuny I can not think of anything that would improve this recipe. Any good restaurant would be proud to serve this soup, Thanks for a easy and great tasting recipe
Okay I am about to either disgust you or excite your inner gastronome! I came across this recipe as I searched for a potato soup recipe to use up left overs - namely heavy whipping cream. However I also wanted to use up my crab rangoon filling from Crab Rangoon (which is essentially crab meat and cream cheese) So here is how I tweaked it. I cheated and boiled potatoes for lack of time. I boiled them in chicken broth but saved the broth after boiling and rinsing the potatoes. To this starchy broth I added more to get the needed 4 cups. This allowed me to skip the corn starch per the recipe. I also added four cheese instant mashed potatoes per a review to add the cheese flavor. Finally I added 1 1/2 c whipping cream as I wanted to use all I had remaining. Very good recipe and the crab gave it a little bit of a chowder flavor perfect for my cold new years eve!!
I loved this recipe. I used the bacon grease and added 1/2 tsp minced garlic to the minced onion, from four strips of minced bacon I cooked to add at the end, for my roux. Also we have a small snow storm going on so I had to use what I have on hand. Being out of fresh potatoes to bake, I cut up one can of small potatoes I had in my pantry. Since our family likes bold flavours I also added 2 chicken boullion cubes I dissolved in the 1 1/2 cups water (instead of two). My daughter is a "potato soup expert" (according to all of our family) and she loved it! Thank you so much for your post!
This was very tasty, easy and all the ingredients were in my pantry. This will be a regular soup for us for fall and winter.
While searching for good,basic starter recipes for my daughter , found this and it sounded so good and easy. Since we already had left-over baked potatoes, didn't take much encouragement, and boy am I glad I tried it. Only change is to kick up the servings significantly, or somebody might miss out on thirds, or fourths! Thanks to the chef for sharing.
Great cream of potato soup! I had a large leftover baked potato. Just the right size. I used Sysco chicken base for the broth and I had thyme leaves, basil and dried parsley flakes.
I used grated carrot and slivers of sweet orange and yellow peppers for garnish. I needed to stay away from bacon and cheese for awhile. Thanks for posting.