Thursday, February 3, 2011

Baked Potato Soup

This is total comfort food for me. The first time I ever had Baked Potato Soup was in a restaurant in Minneapolis about 15 years ago. As soon as I got home from that trip I tried making it myself!

10-12 baked potatoes
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup margarine
2 litres milk
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup bacon, fried & chopped
2 medium onions
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup sour cream
green onions to garnish

- Bake potatoes in microwave, scoop out insides and break into bite size pieces.
- Melt butter in soup pot, add flour slowly to get pasty.
- Allow to cook for about 1 minute.
- Gradually add milk and stir constantly until bubbles around the top. If your milk is cold this may take a long time.
- Stir in potato chunks, salt, pepper, onion, bacon and cheese.
- Cook thoroughly with out boiling. Stir in sour cream.
- To serve, garnish with cheese and green onion.

8 comments:

  1. It sounds wonderful! I LOVE potato soup! Thanks!

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  2. Your baked potato soup sounds like perfect comfort food. I've linked up a family recipe for Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake - also comfort food, but probably not as good for you as your yummy soup! Thank you for hosting.

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  4. This looks absolutely delicious. Both my hubby and daughter LOVE potato soup so I will definately be giving this recipe a try. ~Alana~

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  5. Yum! Looks delicious and perfect for the weather we are having right now!!

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  6. Oh I do love potato soup. This makes me want to make a big ol' pot right now:)

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  7. MMMMM...Soup! Double MMMMM...Potato soup! This looks so yummy. Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try last week!

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  8. Oh yeah. That is definitely comfort food at its best. I love it when you can reproduce a restaurant item. This looks fantastic.

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