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Baked Potato Soup

This recipe is for the husband who is going through chemo and unable to chew much. This soup is awesome for everyone. Always been a great hit when I have served it. A couple notes at the bottom how I alter the recipe.

Baked Potato Soup

4 lg. baking potatoes
2/3 c, butter
2/3 c, flour
6 c, milk
1/2 tsp. pepper
4 green onions, chopped
12 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 (8 oz.0 container sour cream
1 bay leaf (optional)

Wash potatoes, prick and bake at 400º for 1 hour. When done let cool. Cut potatoes lengthwise and scoop out pulp. Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add 6 cups of milk. I also sometimes add 1 bay leaf during the cooking process as I love that flavor. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Add potato pulp, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons onion, 1/2 cup bacon, 1 cup cheese. Cook thoroughly until heated, stir in sour cream. Add extra milk if necessary for desired thickness. Serve with remaining onion, bacon and cheese. Yield 10 cups.

I cook the onions in the butter and even sometimes use regular chopped onions (more than recipe calls for because I love onions), I smash the potatoes slightly. You can leave out the bacon as it is just as good without it.

This soup freezes well which can be done in individual portions. The original basic recipe came from cooks.com. Hope this helps.
Janis in Texas


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