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Quick Baked Potato Soup Recipe

"A good friend who runs a bed-and-breakfast game me this creamy potato soup recipe that's become a winter favorite," recalls Kristi Teague of Southside, Tennessee. "A dash of hot sauce a little basil give it special flavor."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4-5 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 large potatoes, baked, peeled and cubed (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Set bacon aside. Saute onion and garlic in the drippings until tender. Stir in flour, salt, basil and pepper. Gradually add broth. Bring to boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes, cream and hot pepper sauce; heat through but do not boil. Garnish with bacon, cheese and parsley. Yield: 4-5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 290 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 1,166 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.