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Baked Potato Soup

(5 Votes)
SERVES
8
PREP
5 Min
COOK TIME
20 Min
READY IN
25 Min

Potatoes, cheese, bacon - you've got all the comforts of home cooking in this crowd-pleasin' soup. It's perfect to serve when the gang's over, and guaranteed to take the chill out of a cold, wintry day!

What You'll Need:
  • 5 large baking potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart half-and-half
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 8 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
What To Do:
  1. Prick each potato several times with a fork. Microwave 1-inch apart on paper towels at HIGH 14 minutes or until done, turning and rearranging after 5 minutes. Let cool. Peel potatoes, and coarsely mash with a fork.
     
  2. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add onion, and saute until tender. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Stir in potatoes, half-and-half, and next 3 ingredients; cook over low heat until thoroughly heated.
     
  3. Top each serving with cheese and bacon.
     
Notes

Want even more potato soup variations? Check out our collection of Creamy Potato Soup Recipes: 7 Cozy Recipes for Potato Soup.

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