I was originally planning to share this loaded smashed potato soup recipe next month, but then I thought y’all might like to have this recipe in time for your Super Bowl gatherings. If you’re anything like me the Super Bowl is really about three things – the food, the commercials and the half time show.
This soup is a great one to add to your Super Bowl party menu. It’s easy to prepare (takes maybe 20 minutes of prep time), and you can leave it simmering on the stove for guests to serve themselves. Plus I think it’s fun to have a soup toppings bar at a party.
1 pkg of bacon – chopped
5 cloves of garlic – chopped
12 medium size yellow potatoes – skins on – cut into 3/4 inch cubes
32 oz (about 4 cups) of chicken broth (I prefer free range or homemade bone broth if I have it on hand.)
1 -13.5 oz can of full fat coconut milk
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp dried thyme
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp sea salt
In a large soup pot over medium high heat brown the bacon until crispy. Take half of the bacon out and lay on a paper towel lined plate. And also take about 3 tablespoons of the grease out of the pot. Add in the garlic, let it brown and then pour in the chicken broth. Add in the potatoes and all of the spices. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and cover. Let cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Then remove the lid, and add in the coconut milk. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes and mix in the coconut milk. Garnish with shredded cheese (we use goat’s or sheep’s milk cheddar, I’m allergic to cow’s milk), chives and bacon. Enjoy!
This soup pairs really well with one of my favorite hard ciders – Woodchuck Gumption. This savory soup with a hint of spice works so well against the sweetness of the cider. Perfect combo for epic commercial watching, if I do say so myself.
Leftovers of this soup taste even better. But maybe that has more to do with the fact that there’s zero prep involved in reheating. At any rate, making this soup on a Sunday night and enjoying the leftovers for lunch all week is pretty awesome! I’m actually eating a bowl of leftover soup as I type this post.
For those that are gluten and dairy free, you know how hard it is to find a safe soup at a restaurant. It’s basically near impossible. So it’s nice to have a few tried and true yummy and easy to make soup recipes up your sleeve. And I promise, your friends will have no idea that this soup is food allergy friendly. If you make this for your Super Bowl gathering, get creative with the toppings – sour cream (for your friends that aren’t dairy free), red onions, green onions, soup crackers…….the fun is all in the toppings! And since I have more of a salty than sweet tooth, I think this is better than an ice cream sundae. 😉