I have partnered with Life of Dad and Idahoan® Foods for this Premium Steakhouse® Potato Soup campaign, but my opinions are my own. #KingofSoup
We Texans love our meat and potatoes. I especially like to fire up the grill and cook some big, well-seasoned porterhouse steaks. I am a fan of a grilled strip steak, and my wife enjoys the tenderloin. What goes better with steak than some kind of potatoes and a wedge salad with blue cheese dressing? What about potato soup?
Potato Soup Made Easy
This weekend we are planning to turn our home into a steakhouse by inviting friends over for a grilled feast of steaks and sides. I’ll start the meal with a classic steakhouse style potato soup. We’ll have sides of creamed spinach, iceberg wedge salads, and maybe some fried onion rings. Dessert will have to be gooey pecan pie with vanilla ice cream to put a slight southern spin on the event.
I really want to highlight the soup for this meal. I am dubbing myself the “#KingOfSoup” for the day. My plan is to let people casually enjoy cups of piping hot soup while watching the game. Yes, football is also on the menu. Hearty potato soup will serve as our pre-meal appetizer. I want my friends and family to feel like they are hanging out at an authentic steakhouse with a wide screen TV over the bar and great food.
Idahoan® Premium Steakhouse® Potato Soup
Being that we are in the southwest, I think the appropriate choice for our soup course is the Idahoan® Premium Steakhouse® Three Cheese Chipotle Potato Soup. This is a rich restaurant style soup that has that low and slow cooked quality that you get when eating out. But, we don’t have to go out for the same richness and creaminess. This easy to prepare soup is packed with real red Idaho® skinned potatoes, cheese, and just the right amount of spice. No one is going to know I didn’t peel potatoes and stand over a simmering pot all afternoon. It will take just minutes and some boiling water. My plan is to have bowls of crispy bacon crumbles, fresh chopped cilantro, and crunchy croutons on the side for everyone to jazz up their own mugs of soup.
While I do consider myself the grill master. I tend to get distracted when my pals are standing around chatting with me while I am doing my best to make sure the steaks aren’t getting scorched. So, this weekend, I am diverting the attention away from the grill by being the soup master and the #KingOfSoup. My plan is to make sure everyone is inside enjoying their warm steakhouse style soup while I get on with the task at hand of grilling the protein to perfection.
If you are planning a gathering this winter, consider turning your home into a steakhouse for a day. Make the meal easy and authentic by serving an Idahoan® Premium Steakhouse® Potato Soup as your first course. Get creative with topping options to make it fun for everyone.
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