Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cheddar Potato and Bacon Soup with Roast Beef Club Sandwich

cheddar potato soup

The winters here in Kentucky are definitely milder that what I'm use to in Pennsylvania.  In Pa. winter starts at the end of October and hangs around till April.  To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.
 Yesterday I was hanging clothes out on the line.  BIG contrast, and I'm gonna take it and run with it.   Whatever the temperature is, soup is always welcome.  Whether you make it as a light accompaniment  in the summer with a salad or a hearty soup with a sandwich to warm your bones with in the winter, we love it.  And if you put cheese in the soup , it'll make me absolutely giddy.   This recipe came from  It was fast and delicious.  Paul and I both agree it's the best potato soup we've ever had, and the cheddar cheese had a lot to do with that.   I pared this soup with my husbands favorite sandwich, a club sandwich.  You can make a club sandwich with any meat you have on hand.  I usually make them for him after I've roasted a chicken or beef roast, he really looks forward to it.  We hope you enjoy this soup and sandwich as much as we do.   Enjoy!
I didn't have red potatoes when I made this so I used russet potatoes.  I added about a cup more potatoes to the soup, that way I could take my potato masher and mash some of them to make the soup nice and thick and still have pieces of potatoes.  I also added about 3/4 cup more cheddar cheese.  I love me some cheese!

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  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups peeled and cubed red potatoes ( I used  3 cups russet potatoes)
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese ( I used about 1 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup diced ham ( I used bacon)
  1. Using a medium sized stock pot bring water to a boil, add potatoes and cook until tender. Drain reserving 1 cup liquid.
  2. Stir in butter, onion and flour. Season with salt and pepper. Gradually stir in potatoes, reserved liquid, milk, sugar, cheese, and ham. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

club sandwich

Making a club sandwich is very easy. Start by toasting 3 slices of bread, we use whole wheat. Put mayonnaise on all 3 slices. Fry 3 slices of bacon,and cut into pieces and lay on one slice of mayonnaise bread. Take whatever meat you have on hand....chicken, turkey, roast beef or ham and lay it on top of the bacon. Top this with your second slice of mayonnaise bread. On top of your second slice you can add cheese if you want to along with your lettuce and tomato, top with third slice of mayonnaise bread. It's one terrific sandwich!


The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

What a great soup recipe! Sounds so delicious and that mouth is drooling! You've outdone yourself girl!

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

I didn't know you had moved to KY! We're practically next door neighbors or next state neighbors!

Talk about the perfect meal for the cold, blustery weather we're having. the soup and the sandwich look so decadent!

Taryn said...

Oh yum - I love potato soup and this looks like it's full of the best things ever.

Gloria Baker said...

aah Bunny you always make me feel hungry:)))
Love this Roast beef Club sandwich, wonderful!!

Mary Bergfeld said...

The soup sounds wonderful and in tandem with that sandwich makes a meal fit for a king. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

grace said...

both of these would make a fine meal by themselves, but together, what a feast!

Jane said...

Oh Bunny, you sure know how to make a good-looking soup and sandwich combo! This potato soup does look fabulous and that big roast beef club? YUMMMM! I'm thinking I'll try the soup recipe this weekend. My family would love it. :)

Claudia said...

I made this potato soup (sans bacon or ham) a few days ago! I was indeed warming and delicious. If I was intelligent, I would have made those sandwiches to go along with it. So, you are in Kentucky now! Happiness to you! Feeling the warmth.

Bunny said...

Katherine you are like 3 hrs from me right...depending on where you are in Tennessee? Claudia, yes I moved here in June, Paul and I married in July. I absolutely love it here!

Unknown said...

Oh wow! That sandwich picture literally took my breath away! Seriously epic, I love it. x

Debbie said...

A great combo and so delicious. I lived in NY growing up and moved to Virginia over 20 years ago...the winters are definitely milder here too and I'm so thankful for that. I can't stand snow!

beti said...

can I have some? it is such a great and delicious meal! the sandwich looks fantastic and the soup looks so comforting

Monica H said...

yum! I love me some extra cheese too. Never had a club with roast beef but I will soon!

Katrina said...

Mmm, that looks like good food!

Eliana said...

WOW - both this sandwich and soup have delicious and comfort written all over them.

krystal said...

I'm impressed! This looks really good and easy to make. Anything with bacon is all right by me! ;)

Bunny said...

Thank you Krystal!! Thank you for stopping by!