-4 large baking potatoes
-2/3 cup butter
-2/3 cup flour
-6 cups milk
-3/4 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon pepper
-1 1/2 (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
(I usually add more because I love cheese)
-12 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled and divided
-4 green onions, chopped and divided
-1 (8 ounce) carton sour cream
Wash potatoes; prick several times with a fork. Bake at 400 degrees for one hour or until done; cool. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp and reserve. Discard shells. Then I use a potato masher to mash the potato so it isn't so chunky.
Ok...turn on the Sesame Street for the kids
because you will be stuck at the stove
stirring and stirring and stirring
for what feels like forever.
But persevere because it's worth it :)
Melt butter in a dutch oven (or big pot) over low heat; add flour stirring until smooth. Cook one minute, stirring constantly.
Gradually add milk; cook over medium to medium heat high; stirring constantly until thick and bubbly (at least 30 minutes).
Stir in sour cream; cook just until heated (don't boil).
Sprinkle servings with remaining cheese, bacon and onion and
A bowl of pure cheesy, bacony, potato goodness.
*I have also substituted the flour with corn starch to make it for my gluten free friends and it turns out just as yummy. Just follow the directions on the back of the corn starch can/box and you should be able to figure it out :)