So, I have a new favorite soup! This creamy, dreamy comfort-in-a-bowl concoction will definitely bring lots of smiles around the dinner table. A big pot of this would be perfect for game day, a cold, rainy day or really ANY day of the week. Enjoy!!
Creamy Red Potato Soup
6 red potatoes, diced small
5 slices of bacon
½ yellow onion, diced small
1 stalk of celery, diced small
2 green onions, diced small
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
2 c. milk (I used 2%)
¼ c. plus 2 Tbsp. sour cream
1 c. heavy cream
8oz. bag Italian 5 cheese blend
1 tsp. Creole seasoning
Salt and pepper
Put diced potatoes in medium pot. Add enough water to cover potatoes. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. salt and bring to boil. Allow to boil until fork tender. Remove from heat and drain.
Meanwhile, cook bacon over medium low heat in large stock pot. Remove bacon from pot. Allow to cool, then crumble into small pieces.
Add diced yellow onion, green onion and celery to bacon drippings. Stir and cook until almost done, then add garlic. Stir and cook for about a minute.
Whisk in sour cream, heavy cream and milk. Add Creole seasoning.
Add potatoes and bacon and stir well. Stir in the cheese blend.
Simmer and stir occasionally for about 30 minutes. Serve hot. (NOTE: This soup will thicken as it simmers. Add a little milk as needed to thin to the desired consistency).