Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Left-over Baked Potato Soup

On Sunday, I had my family over for Mark's birthday dinner, and I fixed baked potatoes to go with the chili. I had lots of baked potatoes left-over and there was no way our little family could have eaten them all! I usually never know what to do with leftover baked potatoes, and they get thrown away because of it. But I'm so happy I found this recipe on line! I changed a few things, because of what I have/didn't have in my pantry. It was smooth, creamy, and melted in your mouth and I'll definitely make this one again. I served it with french bread as well, this was a good soup for dipping your bread in it!

Left-over Baked Potato Soup

  • 3 Tbs. butter
  • 1 1/2 cups finely diced celery (or you can use a sweet onion or leeks)
  • 1 Tbs garlic
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 4 Large or 8 medium-small leftover baked potatoes, halved, pulp scooped out and put through a ricer **I don't have a ricer, so I put it into my blender
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • salt to taste (up to 2 tsp)
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced chives

In a large sauce pot, over medium-high heat melt the butter and add the celery and garlic. Cook over medium heat until they are translucent. Add the stock and whisk to combine.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the riced potatoes, milk, sour cream, and grated Parmesan. **I put all these ingredients into the blender b/c I don't have a ricer. It did the job just fine. Add this mixture to the soup, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and garnish with chives.

Don't know what to do with your leftover baked potatoes? Now you do!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Terry Family said...

Ok, we must be having the same pregnancy soup craving 'cause I made baked potato soup on sunday too!!

Erin said...

sounds divine!

Allred Family said...

There is nothing better than Potato Soup, i just made some too......Simply Delicious :)

Jenn said...

Sounds delicious! I LOVE baked paotato soup- can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing :)

Julianne said...

I love making leftover soups! I need to try all of these yummy sounding Fall recipes!