Baked Potato Soup W/ Bacon Recipe

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Baked potato soup w/ bacon

sherry monfils

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@smonfils

This is a very homey, warming soup. I used reduced fat cheese and turkey bacon to cut some of the fat, but not the taste.Delicious!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

1 Hr 15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 large
baking potatoes
3 Tbsp
butter
1/4 c
chopped onion
1/4
chopped celery
3 Tbsp
flour
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/4 tsp
each, salt and pepper
4 c
light cream
1-1/4 c
shredded american cheese
1 c
chicken broth
8 slice
cooked and crumbled bacon
2 Tbsp
green onion, thinly sliced
1/4 c
light sour cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Scrub potatoes, pat dry. Prick potatoes w/ a fork. Bake at 425 for 1 hr. Cool completely. Cut potatoes into cubes. In lg dutch oven, melt butter, over medium heat.
2
Add onion and celery. Cook, stirring for 5 mins. Stir in flour, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir in light cream. Cook, stirring, until thickened.
3
Add potatoes, 1 cup cheese and broth. Stir until cheese melts. Mash potatoes w/ a masher. Reserve 2 tbsp bacon. Stir remaining bacon and 1 tbsp green onion into soup. Top each serving w/ reserved bacon, remaining chees, green onion and a dollop of sour cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chowders, Cream Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom