Thursday, December 20, 2012

Baked Potato Soup

This is one of our favorite soups. Need it on a day like today - we are in the middle of a blizzard!

4-1/2 baking potatoes
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups whole milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup bacon bits, divided
2 green onions, chopped
5 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 (8 ounce) container sour cream
Prick potatoes with a fork and cook in the microwave, 3 or 4 at a time, and scoop out the flesh (while the others are cooking).
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in flour and cook about a minute. Whisk in milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes, salt, pepper, 1/3 cup bacon bits, 2 tablespoons green onions and most of the cheese. Cook until thoroughly heated. Stir in sour cream and heat through. Serve topped with remaining bacon, onions and cheese.
Linda in Colorado Springs

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