I love it when I get to share one of my bestie's recipes with you! Around here, we're big on inviting each other over for dinner, so I'm often getting to enjoy the yummy food of my friends. One night in the fall, my family was eating at Andrea's house and she served us this amazing Baked Potato Soup...and I of course, wanted to make it myself and share it with you.
I'm going to go ahead right and declare this the best Baked Potato Soup I've ever had. Ever. Period.
And it's easy to make too...win, win.
Thank you Andrea for the recipe...and more than that, thank you for always opening your home to my family and sharing a meal with us. The McAnallys are like family...and there is nothing better in this world than friends who are like family. XO
This recipe serves 4 adults.
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
6 cups milk (I used all 2%)
4 large Russet potatoes, baked and the insides scooped out
12 slices of cooked bacon (we used turkey bacon), chopped
12 chopped green onions
1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, grated and divided
1 cup sour cream
salt and pepper
In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, melt your butter. Once melted, whisk in your flour and stir about a minute. Slowly pour in your milk and continue to whisk. Whisk constantly until it thickens up and is a little bubbly (it only took about 10 minutes for mine to thicken but it could take you a bit longer. If you use a lot of skim milk, it will take longer.).
Once it's nice and thick, carefully stir in what you scooped out of your potatoes, most of your bacon (reserving some for garnish), most of your chopped green onions (reserving some for garnish) and one cup of your Cheddar. Add in a generous pinch of both salt and pepper.
Stir everything together until the cheese is nice and melted and then stir in your sour cream.
Now, you're ready to serve! Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with remaining pieces of bacon, cheese and green onions.
I really cannot think of a better recipe to make on a cold winter night than this yummy soup. Thank you again so much to sweet Andrea for sharing this with me! Love you friend!