potato soup

On a chilly winter’s night, there’s nothing like a bowl of Homemade Potato Soup to warm you from the inside out. This recipe is too good to keep to yourself, so feel free to give it as a gift. That’s right, with just a few more items, this recipe can be created into a GREAT GIFT IDEA!

What you will need; ~ A Festive Bowl ~ Ribbon ~ Candy ~ Paper with Holiday Border

Copy and paste this recipe (below) onto the paper with a Holiday Border and print. Feel free to change the font size or style to suit your taste. Roll paper up like a scroll and tie with ribbon (I use a paperclip to keep paper in scroll position until the ribbon is tied). Fill bowl with candy (I use Herhsey’s Kisses). Tie another piece of ribbon around bowl (start from top of bowl, pull under bowl and criss-cross underneath to pull up to top again & tie your bow). Attach scroll by threading ribbon through the bowls ribbon. Gift is ready for delivery!

Homemade Potato Soup

~ 8 slices of bacon

~ 3 scallions

~ 8 russet potatoes

~ 3 1/2 tsp. salt

~ 1/2 tsp. black pepper

~ 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

8 tbsp. salted butter

2 3/4 cups milk

1 cup sour cream

1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

Slice scallions and set aside. Cook bacon and set aside. Rinse and peel potatoes then cut into quarters. In a 6.5 quart soup pot, boil potatoes in water with 2 tsp. salt. Potatoes should be soft after 45 minutes of boiling. Drain potatoes and place back in pot. Add butter, remaining salt, pepper, garlic powder, sour cream and mash together. Add milk and bring to a simmer for 5 – 7 minutes. Ladle soup into bowl for serving. Chop bacon into small pieces and sprinkle on-top of soup with scallions and cheddar cheese. Proudly serve the yummiest Homemade Potato Soup to 8 lucky people!

*If you actually have leftovers, they will keep in the fridge for 1 week. This recipe may be doubled.

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Trinity James
12 years ago

I really love to eat lots of different kinds of soup specially vegetable based soups.*;*