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Favorite Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Favorite Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Joann Goetz of Genoa, Ohio recalls, "My husband and I enjoyed a delicious potato soup at a restaurant while on vacation and I came home determined to duplicate it. It took me 5 years to get the taste right!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour 20 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large baking potatoes (about 2-3/4 pounds)
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. Bake potatoes at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until tender; cool completely. Peel and cube potatoes.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; whisk in sour cream. Add potatoes and green onions. Garnish with bacon and cheese. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 469 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 563 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 14 g protein.