The socially acceptable way to eat a giant bowl of mashed potatoes and call it a meal: Loaded Baked Potato Soup.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 4-5 golden potatoes roughly peeled and cut into cubes
- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/3 cup half and half or 3/4 cup regular or oat milk
- 1 tsp paprika
- Salt and pepper
- Dash of cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Cheddar cheese
- Sour cream
Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add in white onion and garlic cloves. Sauté until fragrant (5-7 min).
Add in potatoes, cauliflower florets, chicken broth and milk. Season with paprika, cayenne, salt & pepper.
Bring to a boil with the heat on high, cover and turn heat to a low simmer. Let it simmer for 30 minutes and then either use an immersion blender or regular blender to blend the soup until smooth. You can remove some potato chunks before you blend if you want to keep it chunky! You can also use a masher to mash everything up if you don’t want to blend it. Feel free to add more broth if it’s too thick for your liking. Stir in the cheddar cheese until melted.
Season to taste and top with bacon, scallions, cheese and sour cream!