Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Creamy Potato Soup

This will probably be the most unhealthy recipe ever posted! But it is so yummy! Again, it's something that only I would eat and the rest of my family would have to go hungry, so I only make this for others. The recipe came from my mother-in-law and I added a few extra things...
Sounds like something good for a cold, snowy night!

Creamy Potato Soup

1 large bag frozen, shredded or cubed hash browns
1 -2 Knorr Chicken Bullion cubes (this is the best brand ever!)
1 (8 oz block) cream cheese
1 quart whole milk
Dill weed (sprinkle till there's a lot of little green sprinkles throughout)
minced onion (just a pinch or so)
salt and pepper
Bacon bits, green onions, cheddar cheese

Melt cream cheese in milk. Add bullion and minced onions. Bring just to a simmer. Stir in potatoes, dill weed, and salt/pepper to taste. Keep stirring often so it won't scald on the bottom. Stir until potatoes are cooked. Serve in bread bowls if desired. Sprinkle with bacon bits, green onions, and cheddar cheese. This recipe works nicely in a crock pot, too. It doesn't scald as easily in a crock pot. Sometimes I add a couple of hand fulls of cheddar cheese and some green onions while it cooks when I make it in the crock pot.