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January 2, 2011

Baked Potato Soup

I've made this recipe many times and it never disappoints.  It's thick and full of flavor.  I've had this recipe for at least 10 years,  I found it on the Martha Stewart web site but after I looked for it again I didn't find it.  If you've ever had Potato Soup at a restaurant and thought, I wish I could make mine like that, this one is it!
The longest part of this recipe is baking the potatoes beforehand and allowing them to cool.  

BAKED POTATO SOUP

Ingredients

4 Lg. Baking Potatoes (must be baked, cooled, peeled and cubed) About 4 cups
1 Lb. Bacon  (cook ahead, cool and crumble)
2/3 C Butter
2/3 C Flour
7 C Milk
4 Green Onions, sliced into tiny size pieces
1 ¼ C Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 C Sour Cream
¾ t. Salt
½ t. Pepper

In large soup kettle or dutch oven, melt butter. Stir in flour, heat and stir until smooth. (Watch your heat isn't too high, it will brown the butter)
Gradually add in milk, stirring constantly until thickened. 
Add potatoes and onions.
Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. 
Reduce heat, cover, simmer for 10 min. 
Add cheese, sour cream, salt, pepper and bacon, stir until cheese is melted. 
Serve immediately.

A good crusted loaf of bread is a terrific accompaniment

Makes 2 ½ quarts
Serves 8 to 10

7 comments:

  1. omg this sound s delish i will have to make some noe you made me hungry:)

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  2. Now I know what to do with the rest of the 5 pound bag of potatoes I bought for my Christmas dinner!!! This sounds so good and its cold and rainy here. Perfect day for it. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  3. Hi love lady.
    I love Baked Potato Soup !!!!
    How can I get a copy of the recipe sweet lady ? lol
    Diane

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  4. Sounds so good Liz! I am going to forward this recipe to my husband! Hopefully he'll make it for me soon!

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  5. Oh it sounds so comforting and yummy for the cold weather. Mmmmm...:)

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  6. This would be delish, If I was not on a diet....oh well good for a cheat day.

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  7. Looks so delicious!! I will definitely have to try this recipe for sure! Have a good week!

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    ~Allyson~

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