Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Best Baked Potato Soup. Ever.

Try this recipe and you will be hooked.

For reals.

-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 potato, salt, pepper, 1 cup cheese (I just do a big handful which is probably more than one cup), 1/2 cup bacon, and 2 tablespoons green onions. Cook until heated.

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 :)


nap time journal said...

Thanks for sharing! I needed a new soup recipe to add to my list for the fall meal calendar!

I am hungry now :)

Leigh said...

Mmmmm! I know what's for dinner tonight!

Lo said...

YAY!!! Ive been looking for a good baked potato soup recipe that does not include bacon in the actual soup(vegetarians here). Im so excited to make this. Thanks!!!

{northern cottage} said...

You had me at potato! Looks super yummy - can't wait to try it on one of these chilly fall days!

Gorby family blog said...

We loved this for dinner tonight! At first I thought the sour cream was overpowering. But then after it sat a while it was perfect. Thanks! Also, I got the doll diaper set in the mail today. Amelia is super excited!

Tina Butler said...

One big bowl of Yum!! This looks so good. That is my all time favorite soup. You have such a beautiful family Kristen. I am adding you to my blog roll.

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