Thank you Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups for sponsoring this post. Enjoy the flavorful, slow-cooked taste of restaurant-quality soup at home, in minutes. There’s something about this time of year that makes me want to cook up batches of hearty soup for all the cold days and nights. Soup has always been my favorite comfort food because it’s so versatile, and I love that it can easily feed a crowd. Since family meals are so important to me, I love that hearty soup dinners bring us all together and warm us up after a long, cold day.
Unfortunately, our busy schedule means that slow cooking hearty soups with all the stuff we love takes more time than we typically have on busy weeknights. This is when I turn to Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups for delicious and hearty soups that I can whip up in minutes.
Idahoan Steakhouse Soups are available in a variety of delicious flavors: Loaded Potato, Creamy Potato, Cheddar Broccoli, and Cheddar Potato, each with flavorful seasonings and rich cheeses. All you have to do is add water and in no time you will have a hearty and filling meal that truly tastes homemade.
Idahoan Steakhouse Loaded Potato Soup
We got to check out their newest Idahoan Steakhouse Loaded Potato Soup and it was everything I was hoping it would be. Creamy, hearty, full of flavor, just like you would find at a restaurant, only better, because I can make it at home even on the busiest night. It’s comfort food made easy, and it’s the perfect thing to pair with a nice big salad or fresh baked bread for a complete meal that is on the table in minutes.
We’ve all heard of condensed soups where you add water to thin the soup out, but Idahoan Steakhouse Soups work just the opposite. You simply bring water to a boil on the stovetop, add all the contents of the Idahoan pouch and then whisk together and cook on low for 5 minutes to create a hearty and filling potato soup that is anything but watered down.
To complement our thick and creamy Idahoan Steakhouse Soup, I served up my famous quick and easy Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread. It goes well with just about any meal, but it especially shines with a soup entree. It’s great on the side, or you can dip it in the Loaded Potato Soup for the perfect mix of flavors.
Quick and easy cheesy pull-apart bread
Many make the bread with a large Italian loaf, but I love using individual sizes cut from a nice crunchy sourdough French loaf for my cheesy bread. This way, it’s easy to serve and enjoy because everyone gets their own cheesy bread.
1 long sourdough loaf, cut into individual pieces and then cubed on top
1 cup shredded cheese – choose at least one gooey cheese like Monterey Jack, mozzarella, or provolone, but you can also add cheddar or jack cheeses as well
1/4 cup butter, melted mixed with any seasonings you would likeOnce you have your loaf, you simply cut at a diagonal, making sure not to cut all the way through the loaf so that the individual pieces of bread are still attached at the bottom. Turn 90 degrees and slice the loaf again, not worrying too much if the cubes fall out, just place them back in the bread loaf – the cheese will hold it all together after baking!
After cubing the bread, place on a large sheet of foil and then stuff the shredded cheese down into the loaf. Pour melted butter with seasoning on top and seal tightly in the foil. Bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees, then open foil and continue baking for 5 more minutes to crisp up the top of your loaf. Serve warm with your favorite soup.
For the perfect winter meal, check out Idahoan Steakhouse Soups and pick up their variety of flavors to find your favorite. I love Idahoan Steakhouse Soups for quick and easy weeknight meals when we’re short on time as well as paired with our favorite side dishes.