Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

A hearty soup that everyone will enjoy, especially on those cold and snowy winter nights!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake the potatoes until tender.
  2. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out the meat, set aside.
  3. Cut up 2 potato peels into small pieces and discard the rest.
  4. Melt butter in a medium saucepan.
  5. Slowly blend in flour with a wire whisk, until thoroughly blended.
  6. Gradually add milk to the butter/flour mixture, whisking constantly.
  7. Whisk in salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder.
  8. Simmer on low, stirring constantly until liquid bubbles.
  9. When the milk mixture is very hot, whisk in potato.
  10. Add the potato peels and some of the onion.
  11. Reserve the rest of the onion to top off the soup when serving.
  12. Whisk well, add sour cream and bacon.
  13. Cook on low about 10 minutes.
  14. Add 3/4 of the cheese, a little at a time until it is melted inches.
  15. Serve with seasoned croutons, fresh onion and cheese on top.


Most Helpful

Oh my Gosh! This recipe was more than amazing! It was incredible! I woud give this 100 stars if I could. I think my fionce is getting tired of this because I fix it so often! I LOVE THIS RECIPE! Thanks so much!

BrandiSue08 January 03, 2008

A very filling and comforting soup. Very simple and tasty, we did add extra bacon and cheese as well.

Pumpkie December 31, 2004

So I have to admit I cheated a little bit with this recipe and used those frozen mashed potato chunks because I absolutely hate peeling potatos, and it came out marvelous. Very warm and comforting. I also added extra bacon, because, well, my son put it in and he LOVES bacon. Great recipe!

Mooseybear November 04, 2004

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