Saturday, April 23, 2011

Loaded Baked Potato Soup for under $15!

Prepare for a chef take over on the blog! Today, we bring you a recipe we found for Loaded Baked Potato Soup for under $15 if you don't count tax, but if you do, it's over $15, which doesn't quite have the same ring to it! We also made it quasi-healthy (haha).

Step 1: Marry a great boy.
This one works great!
Step 2: Get up at 6:45 AM to go grocery shopping because it's finals week and there's nothing left in the apartment and you're tired of microwaveable frozen dinners!

Step 3: Shop while hungry, thus giving you the idea to make loaded baked potato soup because it's cold outside!

Step 4: Buy the ingredients... 
5 baked potatoes ($4.71)
1 large onion ($.98)
1 quart fat free reduced sodium chicken broth ($1.88)
1/4 cup butter (hmmm... I didn't add in this cost. Eh, we'll call it negligible)
2 1/2 teaspoons salt (same goes for this. Though we did buy some salt today for 50 cents!)
1 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups fat free half-and-half ($1.39)
1 cup shredded 2% sharp Cheddar cheese ($2.00 for the bag)
10 slices Turkey bacon ($3.50)

Step 5: Get the cute boy from #1 to fry the bacon from step 4 while you peel potatoes and cut them up.
All 10 slices in one pan... very impressive!
Step 6: Mix it all together (we left out some cheese and bacon to add to the potato soup later...) and let sit in the crock pot for 6 or so hours!

Step 7: Serve, garnish, enjoy!
 The best part is that we still have at least 4 more bowls worth of potato soup! We're figuring we will get about 5 meals total out of the soup, and at less than $15 (see caveat above about the tax thing haha) that's a pretty sweet deal!

My finals end in exactly 6 days and then you'll be hearing from us a lot more! I've been scheming up some pretty sweet blog post ideas too! Thanks for reading!


1 comment:

  1. Catherine,

    If you and Derek "cook" as well with your finals as what you described here with the soup, I think you'll both be able to say that "it's been a very good year".



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