Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Baked Potato Soup

So my camera died and I cant find my cord to charge it which means I can post a picture with this recipe. Sorry. I made this a couple of weeks ago and I loved it. It tastes just like a baked potato. I found it off of Our Best Bites. Enjoy!

2 Tbs butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c flour
4 1/2 c milk
14 oz can chicken broth
4 medium potatoes, baked
1 1/2 c grated cheddar cheese
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3/4 c sour cream
1/4 chopped green onions
5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

Melt butter in a stock pot over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 30-60 seconds. Add flour to pan. Slowly add milk a little at a time while whisking constantly to eliminate lumps. Whisk until smooth and then add chicken broth. Bring soup just to a simmer and heat until thickened, stirring often, about 5 minutes.

Once soup is thickened, turn heat down to medium-low. Cut potatoes in half length-wise and use a spoon to scoop out potato flesh into the pot. Use a wooden spoon to smash potatoes, breaking up large clumps. Add grated cheese and salt and pepper and stir until cheese is melted. Remove pan from heat and stir in sour cream, green onions, and bacon. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.

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