Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Baked Potato Soup

I don't know about all of you, but the last couple days here have been rainy & a little cooler.  What better weather to something warm for dinner.    The other night we enjoyed some of this yummy recipe.Whatever you like on your baked potato, try putting into the soup.  With in reason of course.  I have even put chopped up broccoli in. 

Baked Potato Soup
6 T. butter
2 c. onion, finely chopped
4 T. flour
2 cups chicken broth
6 medium potatoes, cut into bites size pieces
1 package of bacon, only cook half.
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. garlic salt
2 c. half-and-half 
 *If you don't have Half-and-Half, you can substitute Whole Mike or 2% in.

Garnish options:
Cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon, and green onions.

Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Add onion and saute for 2 minutes. Sprinkle flour over onions and cook a couple minutes.  Then, add in chicken broth. Once the broth is added in & mixed with onions, Add potatoes, salt,  pepper, basil, and garlic salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a medium/low for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in half-and-half (or Milk) and heat through.
With the bacon, I always cook half a package.  Then I crumble it up & add it into the soup, rather then just on top. I also always double this recipe. 

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