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I don’t know what it is but when the days are shorter and the weather gets colder, I just want to make soup for dinner. I want a thick, rich quality soup that’s filling, but it can be a lot of work and a long time simmering to make soup from scratch. Recently, I discovered Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups. They bring together red Idaho® potatoes with flavorful seasonings and rich cheeses to create a deliciously creamy taste that you won’t forget.
All you have to do is add water, and they turn into gorgeous thick and hearty soups in five minutes. 5 minutes! They taste just like the flavorful, slow-cooked soups you find in restaurants, but it takes just a few minutes at home.
There are four varieties, but we have tried three of them so far, and they are all amazing.
- Loaded Potato
- Creamy Potato
- Cheddar Broccoli
- Cheddar Potato
Being a cheese lover, my personal favorite is the Cheddar Potato, but I would take a bowl of any of these for dinner. After our first taste test with the Idahoan Steakhouse Soups a few weeks ago, they have now become a staple in my pantry, especially right now during the busy holiday season. I can make a batch in just a few short minutes when we have a school event or something special to attend on a weeknight.
One thing my family loves with soup is a some kind of toast – cheese toast, garlic toast, you name it. They love to dip it in their soup. The last time we had the Cheddar Potato soup, I made a batch of Cheesy Roasted Garlic Bruschetta. Here’s how I make it for the soup:
You can find roasted garlic cloves in the grocery stores that have the olive bars. I use it all the time.
First, I lay out sliced Italian bread on a cookie sheet. Then, I drizzle it in olive oil. Next, I rub a piece of raw garlic over each piece. Then, I toast it for a few minutes.
While it’s toasting, I cut up a brick of fresh mozzarella cheese. You can also just grate it. Then, I heat the roasted garlic up in the microwave for about 30 seconds to a minute and then smash it with a fork.
When the toast is done, I top it with a mixture of the smashed garlic and cheese and broil it for a few minutes. I found if you broil it in a toaster oven it takes about 5-8 minutes, but if you broil it in the regular oven it’s much faster at about 3-5 minutes. Either way, keep a close eye because the cheese can burn quickly.
Then, I serve it alongside our soup for an easy and delicious meal.
The next time you need a delicious meal in just minutes, try some rich and creamy Idahoan Steakhouse Soups along with some Cheesy Roasted Garlic Bruschetta for a delicious dinner for the family!
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