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Friday, January 6, 2012

RECIPE: Loaded Potato Soup

Here's another favorite at our house. We actually had it tonight. YUM!


2 large baking potatoes
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
3 cups milk
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
2 green onions, chopped
6 slices bacon
1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream

Peel and chop potatoes into small pieces. Boil in water until tender. Set aside. Cook bacon, drain and crumble. Set aside. In a dutch oven, melt butter and whisk in flour. When combined, pour in milk. Stir over high heat until a roux is formed. Reduce to low-medium heat. Add salt, pepper, onions, bacon, cheese and half of the potato chunks. Mash the remaining potatoes and add to the mixture. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream. Garnish with extra onions, bacon, cheese, and sour cream if desired. Serves 4. Can be doubled.