Loaded Potato Soup

If you’re looking for a quick, easy, filling soup, look no further. When I told Stephen that I was making soup for dinner he gave me a funny look. “Oh, I see, we’re going to have a nice summer soup… it’s like 90 degrees outside,” he replied sarcastically. However, once he had a spoonful he quickly changed his tune :)
We think you’ll like this loaded soup just as much as we did!

Loaded Potato Soup
Ingredients
3-4 russet potatoes, cubed
5 c. low-sodium chicken broth
½ c. milk
2 tbsp. butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
⅓ c. cheddar cheese, grated
6 slices bacon, cooked and broken into pieces
2 green onions, diced
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground black pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper

Toppings:
1 green onion, diced
Additional bacon bits
Dollops of sour cream
Grated cheddar

DIRECTIONS:
1. In a large pot melt the butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until it becomes golden brown in color. Add the potatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add chicken broth and milk. Turn heat to mediun-high. Simmer for 30-40 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
2. Add cheese, bacon pieces, green onion and seasonings. Turn heat to low and cook for an additional 5 minutes. 
3. Serve and garnish with desired toppings.
Stephen + Natalie | Makes approximately 4 servings