Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Potato Soup Recipe

When I was pregnant with my daughter I came across this soup....ehhhhheeemmmmm...I mean *fabulous* soup from Outback Steakhouse. It was so fabulous that during my last trimester of pregnancy our trips to Outback became a weekly date night :) I always looked forward to Wednesdays, which was my day off from my then 9-5 day job, to go to the restaurant and indulge. Indulge until I was so uncomfortable that is was quite ridiculous! Ah, the things pregnancy cravings can do to you. Needless to say, I burnt myself out and we hardly ever go there now. My daughter though loves the place. Mostly due to the potato soup, honey wheat bread, *GIANT* sweet potatoes, and steamed squash. I feel bad for not taking her as much as she would probably like that I searched and searched until I found a very close recipe for the soup. Tonight here was soup night and yep, we had Outback's Potato Soup :) I thought I would share the recipe for any of you who know what I am talking about or who just really love some potato soup.

Outback Steakhouse™ Potato Soup Recipe


■Potatoes (6-8 depending on the size)

■1 Onion, diced

■4 14oz cans of chicken broth

■2 cups water

■Celery salt to taste

■Pepper to taste

■1 dash of basil

■1 dash of sugar

■2 sticks of butter

■3/4 cup of flour

■1 1/2 cups heavy cream


■4-6 pieces of cooked bacon, chopped

■Chopped chives

■2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack / Cheddar cheese blend.


1.Boil the potatoes, peel and set aside.

2.In a large soup pot, melt the butter over a low to medium heat, being careful not to burn it.

3.Add the onion and cook until softened.

4.Add the flour and stir while it cooks for about 3 minutes.

5.Slowly add the chicken broth, water, salt, pepper, basil and sugar.

6.Bring to a boil, stirring often with a wire whisk.

7.Gradually add the heavy cream until you’ve reached the proper consistency.

8.Chop the potatoes into bite sized cubes and add to the soup.

9.Simmer for approximately 5 minutes to bring the potatoes to temperature.

10.Ladle the soup into individual bowls and garnish with chopped bacon, chives and the cheese blend.


Oh, and the bowl above....is now empty ;)


  1. Thank goodness it's all fat free, right? RIGHT? ;)

    Yum, girl!!


  2. If only all these yummy foods were fat free, I would have a better relationship with my scales ;) If only...


  3. Their soup really is delicious...thanks for sharing the recipe...love a good potato soup. My scales and I will NEVER get along.

  4. Oh girl. It WILL be made in this here kitchen.

    Thanks for sharing. xoxoxoxo

  5. Yeah, I've decided since I don't have a boyfriend that food will be my boyfriend....Eeeekkkkk..... Now that warmer weather is here I'm thinking that was a bad decision ;) I'm hoping lots of yoga and yardwork will help to make up the few extra pounds!