Baked Potato Soup


I wanted to make a comforting dinner for friends who were coming for dinner. It was a beautiful but brisk day and I thought soup would be perfect. My friend, Kyle, was making a tossed salad with fresh greens, apples, sliced almonds and blue cheese. I found a baked potato soup recipe in The Best of Cooking Light cookbook that I just checked out from the library. This soup was fabulous. Totally creamy and rich tasting with a hint of sharp cheddar. The crunchy bacon along with the green onions gave a nice flavor as well as texture to the soup. It went perfectly with Kyle’s salad and some fresh baked bread. The kids and adults all really enjoyed this soup and we gobbled up every last bite.

 

Baked Potato Soup:

  • 4-5 baking potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 6 cups of 2% reduced fat milk
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat extra sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 cup reduced fat sour cream (I used non fat)
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Pierce the potatoes with a fork; bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Peel potatoes; coarsely mash. Discard skins

Lightly spoon the flour in a large Dutch oven; gradually add the milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly (about 8 minutes). Add mashed potatoes, cheese, salt and pepper, stirring until cheese melts. Turn the heat to low. Stir in the sour cream and the green onions. Cook for 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated – DO NOT BOIL.

Toppings:

  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Green onions, chopped
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Sour cream with chives

Ladle soup into serving bowls and top with bacon crumbles, green onion and shredded cheddar cheese. Enjoy!


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7 Responses to “Baked Potato Soup”

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    Veronica — July 24, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    Why can’t I see the comments on this. Above it shows there are 40 comments, but I can’t seen any.

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    • Pam replied: — July 24th, 2012 @ 11:12 am

      Veronica,

      During the process of moving my website from Blogger, the designer lost the comments to my earlier recipes. Sorry for the inconvenience. This soup is spectacular and a huge hit with my friends and family if that helps.

      Cheers,
      Pam

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    Shannon @ TheDrinkBuzz — November 15, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss :(
    I love potato soup and your recipe sounds very delicious!!!

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    Dawn — November 18, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    I am sorry for your family’s loss. May you find comfort in the memories of your loved one’s life and those closest to you.
    I made the potatoe soup and it is absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing it.

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    Mary — November 26, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    I made this soup today for what must be at least the 10th time since you posted it. Thanks again, Pam.

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