Baked Potato Soup with Corny Cornbread

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Hello!

I’m off to munch hot hor dourves and sip champagne punch at my company’s Christmas party, but wanted to share the recipes from my Mom’s unforgettable lunch extravaganzaaa yesterday, before I forgot. Oh, and kick off the next giveaway as part of the Month of Holiday Giveaways – whee!

First thing’s first – the recipes to my Mom’s Baked Potato Soup with Corny Cornbread! :D

Baked Potato Soup with Corny Cornbread

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Serves 6 – 8

Ingredients:

For the Baked Potato Soup:
4 large baking potatoes
5 slices bacon
1/2 cup butter
1 large onion, diced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
6 cups milk*
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup sour cream

For the Corny Cornbread:
1 (14.5oz) can cream corn
1 (14.5oz) can kernel corn, half drained
2 eggs
1 box Jiffy corn bread mix
1/2 stick butter, cut up

Directions:

  1. For the Baked Potato Soup: Scrub and prick potatoes with a fork then bake until soft in a 400 degree oven for 1 1/2-2 hours. Remove from oven and let cool. When cool, cut in half lengthwise and scoop out potato pulp. Set aside and discard skins. Cook bacon in a large soup pot until crisp. Remove bacon, drain, then crumble – reserving bacon fat in pot.
  2. Turn the heat down to low, melt butter in bacon fat, then add onion to the pot. Saute for 4-5 minutes until soft. Stir in flour until well combined, then cook for several minutes, but do not let it brown. Slowly whisk in milk and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add potato pulp, salt, pepper, crumbled bacon and 1 cup cheddar cheese. Stir and cook until cheese has melted, then stir in sour cream. Add extra milk, if necessary, until desired thickness is reached.
  3.  To serve, ladle into bowls or bread bowls and top with remaining cheddar cheese, extra crumbled bacon, sour cream or green onions!
  4. For the Corny Cornbread: Lightly butter a 1-1/2 – 2-quart casserole dish (my Mom used an 8×8 dish.) Mix together corn, eggs and corn bread mix. Pour into casserole dish, dab with cut up butter and bake at 350 degrees for 60-80 minutes uncovered.

*Since my Mom made this the night before she served it, she let it cool a bit on the stovetop, then added 2 cups of milk on top of the soup before she put it away in the fridge, otherwise it’d be too thick. Just re-heat and eat when ready!


Slightly crispy, and slightly sweet, Corny Cornbread is the perfect sidekick!

Seriously irresistible. Like I said yesterday – I didn’t know right away how I felt about it, but I was craving it hardcore today. It’s da bomb! Enjoy!

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  1. Kylie 12.13.2010

    Homemade cookie tins to friends! It’s something economical to give to lots of people!!

  2. Sarah 12.13.2010

    I love baking cookies! Those are always great!

  3. Melissa 12.13.2010

    I can’t wait just to SEE my family at Christmas! That will be the best gift this year!

  4. Larissa h 12.13.2010

    i got these cool pictures printed on wooden blocks for my boyfriend. He doesnt have any pictures of us since we always use my camera- i hope he loves them. They are cute, but still manly enough, I think . http://www.etsy.com/shop/photoatelier?ref=pr_shop_more

  5. Kylie 12.13.2010

    Just retweeted this!

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    I voted for you :) :)

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    I tweeted ya, too!

  8. Sarah 12.13.2010

    I voted for your holiday recipes!

  9. Sarah 12.13.2010

    I tweeted about the giveaway too!

  10. I’m excited to give my father this gorgeous glass plate. It has birds painted on it, and he always sits on his patio and birdwatches.

  11. Christie 12.13.2010

    I’m making cookies and homemade treats for family and friends but for my little brother, my sister and I are going all out. He’s only 12 and he doesn’t get much for Christmas usually so we are really trying to help out my step-mom and give him some awesome stuff (my step-mom was recently laid off at her job).

    My team at work is also sponsoring an orphaned child at the Methodist home and I’m excited about that too. Christmas is always fun because of charities :)

  12. Paige 12.13.2010

    I’m really excited about two gifts in particular: a photo book for my boyfriend’s gma and a kate spade bag for my boyfriend’s mom. My own family’s gifts aren’t nearly as exciting :)

  13. Lauren 12.13.2010

    I am so excited to give my mom a coach purse this Christmas. She has always wanted one and I can’t wait to be the one to make that dream of hers come true.

  14. jen 12.13.2010

    I’m excited to give my niece & nephew their gifts. Not even sure what we’re getting them yet, but they get so excited about the smallest things (they’re 1 & 2)!

  15. Kendra! 12.13.2010

    Already beat ya to it – voted for you first thing this morning for the BBC!! :)

  16. I just voted for you!

  17. Dee 12.13.2010

    I am most excited to give my husband his dragonball Z box set! LOL!

  18. AmyLou 12.13.2010

    I am MOST excited to give my in-laws a signed book about an Iowan’s motorcycle trip across Africa and my parents a photo of my sister and I together, because my mom has been wanting one forever.

    Thanks for such a great giveaway. . . YUM!

    Oh, and I make that Jiffy recipe, too. . . but put mine in a casserole dish and serve with a spoon instead of cutting it up. Of course, mine has more butter. . . LOL! ;)

  19. I am excited to give my husband his gift. I hate having to keep it a secret!

  20. Kendra! 12.13.2010

    OH – and I’m most excited to give my younger sisters their gift of Twilight Scene It games for our wii…becaaaaause that means I get to play them too!! :) haha…. OK, ok…AND my brother and his fiance are expecting…and I got them a Dr. Suess Christmas book for the baby – pretty pumped about that! :)

  21. Just retweeted!

  22. Dee 12.13.2010

    I just voted!

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    I’m giving my dad a gold hawkeye hitch cover for his truck. The man loves the hawkeyes!

  24. katelyn 12.13.2010

    am i already supposed to have my presents bought?? i sure have a lot of shopping left to do!

  25. Dee 12.13.2010

    I just tweeted it too! LOL!

  26. Lauryn 12.13.2010

    I liked the giveaway on Facebook!!

  27. Lauryn 12.13.2010

    Im most excited about giving my best friend her gift, its tons of things I know she likes :)

  28. Elizabeth 12.13.2010

    My sister is pregnant with her first child, so I am excited to shower her with baby clothes! (It’s a girl!)

  29. emily 12.13.2010

    I’m excited to give my parents their gifts. We got them both coffee mugs and candy but I think they’ll both be very excited.

  30. Elizabeth R. 12.13.2010

    I tweeted! @ejriche

  31. Rae 12.13.2010

    I’m the most excited to give my Grandma an album of my last year in pictures. Last time I saw her, I realized she doesn’t get to collect pictures anymore since everything is digital and you know Grandma’s, they don’t care to learn computer stuff. So I’m filling up an album with pics of things she might’ve missed out on seeing. I know she’ll think it’s SUPER special!

  32. briana 12.13.2010

    I can’t wait for my fiance to open his awesome gifts!

  33. Elizabeth R. 12.13.2010

    Honestly, I loved putting my Operation Christmas Child shoe box together. So much fun to pick out toys for kids!

  34. Elizabeth 12.13.2010

    Voted for you :)

  35. Sara 12.13.2010

    I voted! Good Luck!! :D

  36. amanda 12.13.2010

    I am excited because my gift to my husband is myself. We haven’t seen each other since July since he is in Afghanistan. We are meeting up in AU & NZ for christmas on a cruise. I can’t wait!

  37. Shelene 12.13.2010

    I can’t wait to give our parents framed photos of my family and our son – I just know my mom will love them so much and get all teary when she opens them up. :)

  38. amanda 12.13.2010

    I tweeted @akean81

  39. Shelene 12.13.2010

    Just voted for your your Breakstone Challenge meals again – good luck! And FYI, that turkey looks soooo delicious that I’m going to try it out for my first-ever Christmas dinner hosted at my house. Yikes! Wish me luck :)

    I would LOVE Panera gift cards. My Bff works downtown and we’ve been dying to try the new one. This would be a perfect excuse!

  40. Ashley 12.13.2010

    I’m super excited to give my co-workers homemade vanilla as Christmas presents! I think they will love it as much as I do!!

  41. Amy 12.13.2010

    I can’t wait to give my dad a root beer sampler I found at World Market…one of my favorite stores btw!

  42. Shelene 12.13.2010

    Just shared it on FB. Thanks!

  43. Cheryl 12.13.2010

    I am most excited to give my boyfriend his Season Pass :D

  44. Cheryl 12.13.2010

    Voted :D

  45. Cheryl 12.13.2010

    Tweeted

  46. kathryn 12.13.2010

    I’m excited to give my brother-in-law a snuggie as a gag gift.

  47. Megan 12.13.2010

    I’m visiting my host sister from high school in Norway this Christmas–I canNOT wait to take her some good ol’ fashioned Iowa Hawkeyes apparel :) :) And I really just can’t wait to see her. It’s been forever!

    Aaaaand, voted. As always :)

  48. Amy 12.13.2010

    I voted for you today…good luck! I think I’ll make the pepper jelly dip when I go home for Christmas!

  49. Jill 12.13.2010

    Im so excited to give my husband U2 concert tickets! He is gonna freak out!

  50. colleen 12.13.2010

    I am creating photo (aka brag) books of my kids for the grandparents for Christmas. The books will have numerous photos of my three from throughout the year. What grandparent wouldn’t want a book for photos to show off?

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