Scrumptious Baked Potato Soup

"This recipe came from my mother's collection. It's such wonderful comfort food! *Note* Never boil a cream based soup. Heat it just to the boiling point, then remove from heat. Boiling it will cause your soup to curdle."
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  • Melt butter in large heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until tender.
  • Stir in flour.
  • Gradually stir in broth and heavy cream.
  • Scoop potato pulp from one potato; mash. Add pulp to broth mixture.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture just comes to a boil.
  • Dice remaining potato skin and potato(es); add to soup. Heat through.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Top each serving with bacon, cheese and green onion.

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  1. What an easy to put together and tasty bowl of soup! I did make a couple changes ~ used Land O Lakes fat free half & half in place of the heavy cream to reduce the fat and only used a couple slices of bacon for the entire pot and it was very satisfying! Having your potatoes baked ahead of time is a real time saver too. Thanks for sharing your recipe that we'll enjoy again! :)


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