Saturday, January 15, 2011

Loaded Baked Potato Soup


Reminiscing about the time I went to eat this soup and IHOP...so I think I will head into the kitchen now and go make some!  This soup is so creamy and velvety, every spoon full is bliss!

5 baking potatoes
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups whole milk
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 green onions, chopped
10 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
4 ounces softened cream cheese
1/2 cup bacon bits as garnish

1. Prick potatoes with a fork and cook in the microwave, 3 or 4 at a time, and scoop out the flesh (while the others are cooking). Time permitting I will bake them in my oven, I like the fluffy texture better.

2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in flour and cook about a minute. Whisk in milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons green onions and most of the cheese. Cook until thoroughly heated. Stir in sour cream and softened cream cheese and heat through. Serve topped with bacon, green onions and cheese.

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