Lisa's Yummy Potato Soup!
I absolutely LOVE O’Charley’s Loaded Potato Soup so I was really happy when a friend shared the official O’Charley’s recipe with me. For some reason though, it just wasn’t the same. Then my friend, Lisa, stepped in and shared her potato soup recipe. It is REALLY simple and has become our absolute favorite. We make it using the canned soups, but she also shared a Fat Free White Sauce recipe that she uses so I’ve included that here for you as well. Enjoy!
Potato Soup Recipe by Lisa Embry
7 or 8 cups of potatoes peeled & chopped
1 10 3/4 oz can Cream of Chicken soup
1 10 3/4 oz can Cream of Celery soup
salt & pepper to taste
In a large pan combine potatoes, onion, and add enough water to cover, cook until tender. Stir in seasoning & soups until well blended.
Top with any of the following:
Note: I add Velveeta or similar type cheese as much as you want. Also can add milk and/or water to stretch a little more.
Instead of Cream of Chicken Soup, you can use Fat Free White Sauce.(Recipe below)
Fat Free White Sauce
Credit to 30 Day Gourmet Freezer Cooking Manual
1 cup flour, (1/2 whole wheat is fine)
6 cups skim milk, warmed (I mixed powdered milk)
Chicken or Beef flavoring:
2 Tablespoons of bouillon granules OR
6 Bouillon cubes OR
1/4 Cup of Broth powder
Makes 6 cups.
Note: 1-1/2 Cup of White Sauce = 1 small can(10 3/4 oz) of soup
Optional: For more flavor and vitamins, add any of these finely minced vegetables: sauteed or steamed onion, celery, mushrooms, broccoli.
Optional: For a cheese sauce, just add shredded cheddar, swiss or grated parmesan cheese in desired amounts while sauce is still hot. Stir until melted.
In a saucepan, warm 2/3 of the total amount of skim milk. Place all of the flour and broth flavoring in a mixing bowl and gradually stir in the remaining 1/3 of the milk. When the milk/flour mixture is no longer lumpy, add it to the warm milk in the saucepan. Sitting constantly over medium heat, bring the sauce to a gentle boil. Allow the sauce to boil one minute while continuing to stir. Remove saucepan from heat. Add any of the vegetable options.