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Pampered Chef: Potato Soup

  1. beepampered

    beepampered Veteran Member

    A guest at a show went to a show a "long" time ago and they fixed a Potato Soup recipe. It had bacon in it and she'd like the recipe. I can't imagine remembering what recipe was served at a show YEARS later so it must be good. Does anyone know of a potato soup recipe that used to be part of the PC community? Thanks.
    Jul 30, 2009
  2. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

    There's the Smashed Potato Soup in It's Good for You. That might be it.
    Jul 30, 2009
  3. pjpamchef

    pjpamchef Member Silver Member

    also a good one in Main Dishes
    Jul 30, 2009
  4. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

    Or the one in the new Season's Best!
  5. lmradlein

    lmradlein Member Gold Member

    I just made the new recipe in SB and WOW it's great! Will be making this one a lot!!
    Aug 3, 2009
  6. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

    I just made it too, with the following modifications:

    • Wisk cream cheese? HELLO? It all got stuck in my wisk! If I ever make this again, the cream cheese will be room temperature and I will use my mixer! The cream cheese was way too lumpy!

    • Green onions are best served on the side ... I have abundant chives growing in the weed garden, may use them instead!

    • I peeled the potatoes, just because mine were scrubbed and still looked gross ... That's what ya get for shopping at Sav-a-lot!

    • Bacon was on sale for $1.49 and I would not make this recipe without it!
  7. kreaser

    kreaser Advanced Member Gold Member

    made it the other day...yummy
    my modifications:
    definitely peel the potatoes...I didnt and when I went to chop them with mix and chop the peelings all began to fall off anyhow, and they looked nasty floating in the soup...I had the cream cheese softened and it mixed up perfectly with just my scraper..wouldn't whisk either...
    Then add the milk slowly like it says.
    I will use the small bar pan to cook up some bacon at the beginning of the demo or before and then chop with food chopper to show.
    I didn't have green onions so I threw in Tastefully simple onion onion...yummy!!! I also didn't rotate the potatoes...if I was to demo this, I wouldn't want to have to stop the micro at 11 minutes and then rotate them and do another 10 minutes ...I just put them on for the 20 minutes as is and then mashed them up!!!! Mixed the other stuff up while they were cooking.
    Aug 4, 2009
  8. pmpdRRT

    pmpdRRT Member

    I also made the potato soup. It was very good. Next time I will peel the potatoes as well. Wisking the cream cheese, yeah it was nearly impossible. It got all stuck in the whisk. I also cooked the bacon on my small bar pan. I will not cook bacon any other way.
    Aug 5, 2009
  9. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

    I made this soup last night, in spite of the fact that it was 95+ here yesterday. Our AC downstairs works VERY well- even set to 75, and we're always under blankets, so soup sounded good!

    But the soup was excellent and very easy! My 5 yr old loves "white soups", so he gobbled it up. I did peel all but two of the smaller potatoes. I didn't start out "whisking" my cream cheese...I used a bamboo spoon so soften it first and start adding the milk, then I switched to whisking and it worked fine. I added some leftover Turkey bacon that I had and it was delicious. Eating it for lunch today. :D (and yep- going to be 97!)
    Aug 5, 2009
  10. taterbug

    taterbug Member

    I made this but wasn't paying attention to what I was doing and used an 8oz block of cream cheese instead of the 4oz that it calls for. I also had a difficult time whisking the cream cheese and milk because of it getting stuck in the whisk. I did not peel the potatoes, but think I might next time. I also added a good bit of extra cheese than what the recipe called for.
    Instead of frying bacon (because I didn't have any), my son and husband topped their's off with bacon bits (I buy the kind in a little bag that taste like actual bacon pieces, not hard little chunks).
    I also made a pan of cornbread and it was delicious crumbled up in the soup.
    Aug 5, 2009
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