Potato Skins Soup with Roasted Jalapenos (spicy or not)

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There's nothing like a nice warm bowl of soup on a cold day. This soup is super tasty and filling. It is also great for families on a budget. I estimated that this dinner cost about $7 and there was leftovers. I have a family of 5. I make this at least twice a month during the cold season. We love it.
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Step 1: You will need

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5 pounds of potatoes(peeled and cut)
8 ounces of mild cheddar cheese (shredded)
2-3 jalapenos (take out the seeds and inside if you don't want it spicy)
1 tablespoon of chick bouillon powder
salt and pepper to taste
half a package of bacon or why not just use a whole package -bacon is awesome 
sour cream and chives to garnish (chives not pictured)
about 2 cups of milk

Step 2: To Get Started

First peel potatoes and cut them into descent size chunks. Place them into a pan and  put enough water in to just cover them fully. Add in the salt and pepper and chicken bouillon. Boil on med/hi until a fork can be inserted easily. Meanwhile cut up the jalapenos and bacon (or if you want you can cut the bacon after it's cooked) If you don't want the soup to be spicy then take out the seeds and inner part.

Step 3: You're Almost Done :)

To cook the bacon and roast the jalapenos simply place them on a foil lined cookie sheet and put in the oven. AFTER they are in the oven ,turn it on to 400 degrees. Check it at about 15 min. and then keep an eye on it until it reaches your preference. Now add the milk. I used 2 cups of 2% but you can put more or less if you want. Stir it gently , then add your jalapenos and bacon. Bring back to a boil.

Step 4: Time for Cheesy Goodness

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Add in your mild cheddar cheese. One time I used sharp or medium cheddar and it tasted fine but for some reason the cheese looked like yellow cottage cheese. Not very appealing. Stir well until melted. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and chives or jalapenos on top. This soup tends to absorb the moisture overnight. It is best to eat right away but I add a little milk before I warm up the left overs. Enjoy.
WUVIE2 years ago
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themoose642 years ago
It looks so good!
danlynne07 (author)  themoose642 years ago
thank you
CementTruck2 years ago
This looks a lot like Zuppa Toscanna (a.k.a. Chapstick Soup)? Sounds good!
danlynne07 (author)  CementTruck2 years ago
Thank you. Wow, I have never heard of that, except at Olive Garden and their soup is nothing like this soup. I will google it. :)

meh. I guess there are quite a few differences.

Clarification: Chapstick Soup - "I" call it that due to the grease it leaves on my lips when eating it.
danlynne07 (author)  CementTruck2 years ago
Lol,chapstick soup , that's funny. :)
sunshiine2 years ago
I ever have to look very far for a great recipe because of instructables! I will make this! Not sure when but it looks too tempting to pass up! You had me at jalapenos! Thanks for sharing.
danlynne07 (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
I love instructables too :)
Thank you for the nice comment. Please let me know how you like it. Actually I'm going to make it again in a couple days.I keep seeing the main image and I want to eat it.LOL :)
Yummers! This is this loaded baked potato soup I am always buying from the deli at the grocery store and I have been wanted to try to create it myself. This seems pretty darn close! I'll have to try making it soon; the jalapeno would be a nice addition to try :)
danlynne07 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thank you, it is very good. Let me know how you like it, if you ever make it :)