Bake Potato Soup

Okay, this was a big hit with everyone!  I will definitely make it again! To lighten it up, I used 8 pieces of pre-cooked bacon that I patted with a paper towel to remove as much fat as possible after zapping it in the microwave. I used fat-free half-and-half to replace the milk.  I used 3 tablespoons of fat-free liquid butter and 2% cheese. I used the green onions as a garnish instead of adding them to the soup since these aren't a favorite of the kids.  Again, a big thumbs up from all!
We still had some of the homemade pita chips left from last night, so we ate those with the soup instead of the corn muffins I had planned.

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

I found this recipe HERE!

4 large baking potatoes - prick, bake @ 450 for 1 hr, let them rest for 10-15 minutes. Peel and chop - I like some larger pieces.
1 lb bacon, chopped, cooked

Make a roux with 2/3 C butter and 2/3 Cup flour
Stir in 6 Cups milk, cook until thick

Add and heat through:
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 green onions, sliced
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Just before serving add and heat through: potatoes and bacon.
Serve w/a dollop of sour cream and a bit of cheese.

1 comment:

  1. This looks so good, we always order potato soup when we dine
    at Ole Charleys restaurant.
    I have made potato soup, but this recipe sounds better than mine, will try this out soon.

    Love your Christmas countdown on your blog, it will be here before we know it !
    ~ Blessings to you sweet friend !


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