Baked Potato Soup

"Great for using leftover baked potatoes."
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  • Pierce potatoes with fork and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes or until done.
  • Cut bacon into 1/2 inch pieces and cook in a heavy bottom soup pot over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pot and set aside, leaving drippings in the pot.
  • To the drippings in the pot add flour and stir and heat for 1 minute, whisk in milk.
  • Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until bubbly and thickened, stirring frequently.
  • Scoop out potato pulp from the skins; add to the milk mixture; mash with the back of a wooden spoon leaving it a little bit chuncky.
  • Add bacon (leaving a little out for topping the soup), 2 tablespoons of the onion, 1 cup cheese, and salt and pepper.
  • Stir until cheese has melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in sour cream; mix until combined.
  • Spoon soup into bowls, sprinkle with bacon, cheese and onions.

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  1. thenannyrenee
    This is an awesome soup. My family loved it. I microwaved the potatoes instead of baking them.
  2. Starrynews
    Easy and delicious. I omitted the salt (personal preference). I did, indeed, have leftover baked potatoes, so this was nice and quick to prepare. Thanks for sharing! ~PAC Spring '10~
  3. lazyme
    Yummy soup! My grandson had 2 large helpings, lol. I made this pretty much as directed except that I microwaved the potatoes as I was running short on time. Loved the flavor and the ease of making this. Thanks Chef #Selah Terry for sharing this great recipe. Made for PAC Spring 2010.
  4. Tinkerbell
    Loved this soup! I had some recipe #186628 leftover so I used that instead of baking new potatoes. The potatoes still had the skins on them but I don't think it altered the flavor any. I had used turkey bacon in the casserole but since I needed drippings for this recipe I used regular bacon and followed the rest of the recipe as stated here. We had a little extra bacon & a little extra cheese, but those are good things! :) Thanks for sharing, SelahTerry! Made & enjoyed for Spring 2010 Pick A Chef. You've been adopted! :)


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