Saturday, January 31, 2009

Baked Potato Soup

5 large potatoes

2/3 cup flour (white or wheat)

6 cups milk (skim, 2%, whole, or made from powdered)

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup light sour cream

3/4 cup green onions, finely chopped

1/2 cup real bacon bits


1 Pierce potatoes with fork and bake at 400 for 1 hour. Cool, then peel and coarsely mash.

2 Put flour into a large pot. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly (about 8 min.) Add mashed potatoes, 3/4 c. cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir until cheese melts.

3 Reduce heat to low and stir in sour cream and 1/2 c. onions. Simmer over low heat 5-10 minutes. DO NOT BOIL.

4 Serve soup in bowls and top each serving with remaining cheese, green onions, and bacon.

Servings: 8

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