Sunday, March 28, 2010

Baked Potato Soup

Everything you love about a baked potato -- in a soup!

I got this recipe off of The Mom Blog and we absolutely LOVED it!  It was so scrumptious.  It's quite a bit of prep but so worth it.  It makes a lot, too--we had leftovers for a few meals!  Yum! 

* 4 large baking potatoes
* 2/3 cup butter or margarine
* 2/3 cup flour
* 6 cups milk
* 3/4 tsp salt
* 1/2 tsp pepper
* 4 chopped green onions
* 12 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (I used turkey bacon and no one knew!!)
* 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
* 8 oz light sour cream
* 1 1/2 tsp chicken bouillon granules (optional)

Wash potatoes and prick several times with a fork.  Bake in foil at 350 degrees for 45 min to 1 hr.  Let cool.  Cut potatoes into several cubes.

Melt butter in heavy sauce pan over low heat.  Add flour, stir until smooth.  Cook 1 min, stirring constantly.  Gradually add in milk.  Cook over med heat, stirring constantly until mixture is bubbly.

Pour into crockpot and then add salt, pepper, green onions, crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, chicken granules.  Mix through.  Fold in potatoes.

Cook on high for 2 hours, or low for 4 hours.  Stir in sour cream right before serving.  Add a little milk if you think soup is too thick.

Optional: Garnish with additional sour cream, crumbled bacon, green onions, etc.  Enjoy!

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