Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup


I made a Vitamix recipe for potato soup this weekend. I think the mixer is so cool and I am happy every time I see it used on Top Chef or during Iron Chef on the Food Network.

You can also find this recipe on the Vitamix website.
I did make some changes.

I bought 4 small Yukon Gold potatoes, boiled them until tender all the way through
3 strips of pepper bacon, cooked
About 1/2 a sweet yellow onion, diced and cooked in the bacon grease
shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups of 1 milk
Italian herb paste
salt for the potato water and I added salt to the soup

Into the blender went two of the cooked potatoes, the milk, onions, salt, and Italian herb paste. Set blender to variable, 1 then turn to variable 10 and switch machine to high. Blend until everything is hot and steam comes out of the blender vents. This took me about 6 minutes when the recipe said 4 minutes. Then I cut the blender to variable 3 and put in the other 2 small potatoes and turned it off. I used the crumbled bacon as a garnish instead of tossing it in the blender as the recipe suggested. I liked the soup. I think next time I may try to leave the last potatoes even chunkier than I did but for a first try I think it was a success!

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