If you've had a recent dinner party and have some left over baked potatoes, you're ahead of the game in having the ingredients for a delicious baked potato soup. Cheesy and delicious, a baked potato soup is just a wonderful way to start a dinner on a cold winter night.
To make 6-8 servings of baked potato soup, you will need:
4 large baked potatoes
2/3 C butter or margarine (I didn't say this soup was good for you...)
2/3 C flour
5-6 cups milk (go ahead and live large; use whole milk..))
1 small onion
2 C cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
If you don't have baked potatoes leftovers, prick the skin of 4 large baking potatoes and toss in a 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. A fork should slide easily through the potatoes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Once cooled, slice the potatoes lengthwise and scoop out the potato flesh. Mash lightly. If you like more texture to your soups, leave some potato chunks in the mashed potatoes.
A white sauce is just butter, flour and milk so, start off melting the butter (reserving 1 tablespoon) in your soup pot. Once melted, sprinkle in the flour and cook over medium heat for just 2-3 minutes (this steps get rid of the raw flour taste). Stir continuously so that the flour and butter don't brown.
Slowly add in the milk and whisk to combine. Mix well so that there are no lumps. Heat over medium to low heat until the white sauce is thickened.
Add the extra 1 tablespoon of butter to a saute pan and add in the onions. Saute 5 minutes or so, just until the onions are tender but not brown. Remove from heat once done.
Into the stockpot, add in the mashed potatoes and onion sauteed onions. Add in the cheddar cheese and mix well. Heat just until the cheese melts. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve in bowls and add chopped green onions and crumbled bacon to the top of your delicious first course appetizer.
Sounds tasty, ListMaker. Can't wait to try it!
I love potato soup and so much of it is bad--too salty tasting or chalky flavoring. I can't wait to try this recipe!
I am printing this and giving it to my daughter. She is the cook in the family.This sounds delicious
I'm keeping this. I have always wanted to make potato soup. H5
Sounds delish! I wish we had a favorites button. :)
This looks good to me, today. It snowed here again last night. Man, I am so sick of snow but. I need comfort foods.
This sounds really good. We love soup here. I am going to have to try this. Thanks for the recipe.
OMG! This baked potato soup sounds delicious, I just have to make it! H5!
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