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dad's potato soup

Recipe by
Lake Mills, WI

It was always a special occasion when my Dad would cook. He never did it too much of it when I was young (except for shrimp dip on New Year's) so when he started to cook a lot in his later years it was fun to see and my Mom was overjoyed! He would make this soup on a Sunday and we'd come over and share. This recipe is a small one so it you have more than 4 people you'd better's that good!

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For dad's potato soup

  • 4 lg
    baking potatoes
  • 2/3 c
    butter, melted
  • 2/3 c
  • 6 c
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4
    green onions--chopped
  • 12 slice
  • 1 1/4 c
    cheddar cheese--grated
  • 8 oz
    sour cream

How To Make dad's potato soup

  • 1
    Wash and prick potatoes. Bake one hour and cool.
  • 2
    Cut potatoes long wise and scoop out pulp. Set pulp aside. I leave a bit of potato in the skin and reserve to make baked potato skins to go along with the soup.
  • 3
    Melt butter on low. Stir in flour and cook for one minute.
  • 4
    Slowly add the milk while stirring with a whisk. Keep cooking on medium until thick and bubbly.
  • 5
    Add potato pulp, salt and pepper, two tablespoons of green onion, 1/2 cup of bacon and one cup of cheese. Mix well and cook until heated through.
  • 6
    Stir in the sour cream. Add more milk if the soup is too thick.
  • 7
    Serve with the rest of the green onion, bacon and cheese sprinkled on top.