Thursday, October 20, 2011

Better than a Baked Potato...Soup

Baked Potato Soup

This requires a little bit of prep work.  But it's NOT hard and I'm telling you it is worth the time spent!!  If you love baked potatoes, and you love pototo soup, then you can imagine combining the two makes for a fabulous soup.  This really is, again, another recipe to rival any restaurant's potato soup offering.

5 large baking potatoes
2/3 C butter OR margarine
2/3 C all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
6 C milk
1 C (8 oz.) sour cream
1/4 C thinly sliced green onions
10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 C (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese

Bake potatoes in microwave until JUST tender (about 10 minutes, but watch 'em).  Cool potatoes completely then peel and cute into large cubes. 

In a large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth.  Gradually add the milk.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened slightly.

Remove from heat; whisk in sour cream.  Add potatoes.  I garnish with the cheddar cheese, green onions and crumbled bacon.    Yield:  10 servings


  1. I love that this is loaded with bacon!

  2. too! This is by FAR the best potato soup I've ever had; I think it's because of the toppings, but also I cut the potatoes into large cubes and the broth is nice and rich--not watery like some. I want some.