I don’t eat creamy stuff to offer , bacon , or even potatoes but I was in the mood for some potato soup.
I also wanted to try out Swanson Cream Starter that Crowdtap sent me awhile back.
What you need:
•Swanson Cream Starter
•1 lb potatoes cut into bite size pieces ( about 1/2 inch)
• Onion, large , diced
• Cheddar cheese , shredded
• Scallions or chives , chopped
• Bacon about 8 slices
• Garlic , minced
• Seasonings : salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder
You can find the recipe on their site here I added the caramelized onions, garlic powder, onion powder & paprika,
In a pot cook bacon until crisp ( you can dice before or after , I cut them up after )
Remove bacon , drain on paper towels
Keep 2 tablespoons of the dripping in pot , pour out the rest.
I caramelized the onion ( you can do this before the bacon or in another pan)
Add diced potatoes & caramelized onion into pot with bacon drippings.
I added paprika, salt , pepper.
Cook until tender-crisp (5-10 minutes) stirring occasionally.
Add garlic and stir for 1 minute.
Stir in cream starter & heat to boil. Reduce heat to low . Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
I added garlic powder, onion powder
Taste it I thought it needed a little more salt , pepper, paprika.
(Season to your liking)
Stir in half the diced bacon and cheddar cheese. I also added one scallion chopped.
( this is where is get good and gooey)
Sprinkle with bacon and scallions (and cheese)
I was quite surprised with the cream starter .
Have you seen or used Swanson’s Cream starter? What do you like putting in or topping your potato soup with?