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Baked Potato Soup

I know, I know. I’ve been MIA all week. We got back from Disney World last Friday and I completely intended to post. But by Monday morning I was sick with a horrendous cold. So I’ve been out of the game for the week.

Baked Potato Soup

But I’m feeling much better now so I am finally back! After our wonderful trip to hot Florida, we arrived back in Colorado to a little bit of chilly weather. You know, that perfect fall weather that begs for hot cocoa and warm sweaters and delicious soups. Since the weather was begging for it, I happily obliged and made my all-time favorite soup – Baked Potato Soup!

Let me preface this recipe by saying that me+starches=besties. But seriously, how can you go wrong with a baked potato soup recipe!? Imagine those amazing loaded baked potatoes. Now imagine that deliciousness in soup form. Win-win. Amiright!?


Baked Potato Soup
 
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Recipe type: Entree, Soup
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • ⅔ cup butter
  • ⅔ cup flour
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp scallions
  • 12 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled, divided
  • 2¼ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
  • 8 ounces sour cream
Instructions
  1. Bake potatoes either in oven or in microwave. Allow to cool. Scoop out pulp with spoon and set aside. Discard skins.
  2. Cook bacon until crisp, draining grease. Allow to cool. Crumble bacon. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Whisk in flour to create a paste. Cook for 1 minute or until bubbly. Add milk, heating until thick.
  4. Add potato pulp, salt, pepper, green onion, ½ cup of crumbled bacon and 2 cups cheese to the thickened soup base. Cook until heated throughout. Turn off heat and stir in sour cream.
  5. Garnish with remaining cheese and bacon. Enjoy!

Baked Potato Soup

My mom has been making this soup for years and I love it. I first made it for my hubby back when he was still “boyfriend” and now it is one of his all-time favorite meals as well. It is one of those great comfort foods that fills you up in that great way.

Are you+starches=besties?? What do you love on your baked potato??

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