Sunday, October 21, 2012

Baked Potato with Bacon Soup

White potatoes aren't on everyone's paleo list.  They are pretty starchy and don't offer much in the way of nutrition.  But since we are now a family of four living on an incredibly small stipend, and since the husband and I both need extra calories and starch due to his long bike commutes and my breastfeeding, they are most definitely on my list now.

This soup is really thick and really tasty.  Serve it on one of those cold winter days when you need a dish that really "sticks to your sides."

The Tools:

- 6 qt. crockpot

-8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
-1 medium onion, diced
-1 carrot, chopped
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-3 1/2 cups chicken stock
-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
-6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled/cut into small pieces

The Process:

Mix everything but the bacon in the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or HIGH for 4-5 hours.  Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until you're reached your desired consistency.  (You could also just mash the soup together for a chunkier potato soup.)

Spoon the crumbled bacon bits over the top and enjoy!

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