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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Baked Potato Soup

This is a great soup that is easy to make! It makes about 6-8 servings.

You will need:

  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups potato buds/flakes
  • 1 quart skim milk (about 4 cups)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 4 potatoes, baked
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded, both for in soup and topping
  • Bacon, for topping (optional)

1. Melt butter and cook onions on low 10-15 minutes in a large pot. Do not brown the onions.
2. Add flour and cook, stirring 4-5 minutes. Do not brown.
3. Mix in chicken broth. Slowly whisk in potato buds until smooth.
4. Cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Whisk in milk. Add seasonings. Cook 10 minutes longer. Do not let soup boil.
6. Dice potatoes, stir into soup. Stir in 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
7. Place into bowls and garnish with bacon and shredded cheese

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