Baked Potato Soup

Heather M. Baker

By
@librarylady40

This is a huge hit with my family! Add some homemade biscuits or a salad and your are ready to go!


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Ingredients

3 large
potatoes, baked and cooled
3 Tbsp
butter
1 c
diced onions
2 Tbsp
flour
4 c
chicken stock
2 c
water
1/4 c
cornstarch
1 1/2 c
instant mashed potato flakes
1 tsp
salt
3/4 tsp
pepper
1/2 tsp
basil
1/8 tsp
thyme, dried
1 c
half n' half

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Skin your baked potatoes and chunk the insides; set aside.
2
In a large sauce pot, melt butter & saute your onions until translucent. Add your flour and stir to make a roux. Gradually add chicken stock, water and cornstarch.Stir add mashed potato flakes & spices. Bring everything to a boil and reduce heat; simmer 5 mins.
3
Add your chunked potatoes and half n' half to the pot.. bring to a boil once more; reduce heat and simmer 5-10 mins.
4
If your soup is too thick just add stock to thin it out.
5
Special note: I like to add crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar cheese to mine. Gives it a really good flavor. You could also use small pieces of ham, too.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups