Saturday, February 9, 2008

Baked Potato Soup

This recipe is a BIG favorite in our house!! I've also made it quite a few times for moms with new babies as it's pretty mild and comforting. And oh so yummy. And really quite easy, honestly. I got this from a Southern Living cookbook (GREAT recipe books by the way). Hope you like it! You can tweak the amounts pretty easily to double it if you're having a crowd too.

Baked Potato Soup
4 lg. baking potatoes
2/3 c. butter or margarine
2/3 c. flour
6 c. milk
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
4 green onions, chopped and divided
12 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled and divided
1-1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese, divided
8 oz. sour cream
Bake potatoes at 400 for 1 hour or until done (don't cook in the microwave - doesn't come out the same) Let cool. Cut in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp and set aside. (I like to freeze the leftover skins and have potato skins for another meal or appetizer)
Melt butter in heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk, a small amount at a time; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
Add potato pulp, salt, pepper, 1/2 the green onions, 1/2 the bacon and 1 c. cheese to saucepan. Cook until thoroughly heated and stir in sour cream. Add extra milk if necessary. Serve with remaining onions, bacon and cheese to top.


Avery Adventures said...

this sounds fattening and yummy......since my taste buds trump my butt, I am going to try it!!!

Kimberly said...

This sounds so yummy and comforting. Like the perfect meal for a cold, yucky day!