Baked Potato Soup
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Soup that tastes just like a baked potato. This is total comfort food.
Ingredients
  • 4 large baking potatoes (I use russet)
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 6 cups milk*
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled (I used 1 cup bacon crumbles/bits)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup sour cream ( can add more if desired)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and dry the potatoes. Prick with a fork. Baked for 1 hour or until done.
  3. Let cool then cut them in half and scrape / scoop out the pulp and place it in a bowl then set aside.
  4. In a large soup pot, melt the butter. Add the flour and stir until smooth. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the milk and cook over medium heat until thick. Add the pulp, salt, pepper, green onion, bacon and cheese.
  6. Lastly stir in the sour cream.
  7. Serve with additional cheese, bacon and green onions on top if desired.
Notes
*I used 1 cup heavy cream and 5 cups milk. You can use 3 cups half & half and 3 cups whole milk, or all milk. Whatever you prefer. I used bacon crumbles and it was good but I do think thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled would be ideal for this soup. But either way it's bacon :)
Recipe by Baked in AZ at http://bakedinaz.com/2015/10/baked-potato-soup.html