Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Baked Potato Soup

Got this one from a recipe card at the Commissary!

Not as good as my sister-in-law's... but still a big fat winner! Such a winner that we forgot to take pictures of it before digging into ours and had to use Maya's since she is notoriously FAR slower with meals.

2T butter or margarine
1/4C flour
4C milk
2C peeled, diced baking potato (doesn't sound like enough but it was for the three of us)
4 green onions, chopped, divided
1/2t salt
1/2t pepper
1 1/2C shredded Cheddar cheese
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (for time and efforts' sake, and not having tons of leftover bacon, I just got the real bacon bits)
Sour cream, optional

Melt butter in a dutch oven (or soup pot) over low heat, add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute, until thickened and bubbly. Gradually stir in milk. Stir in potato, half the green onions, and salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, 30 minutes or until thickened and potato is done. Stir in 1C of the Cheddar, cook 5 minutes more. Serve soup with remaining cheese, green onions, and bacon sprinkled on top (and I like a little sour cream too!)

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