With all of the Klutz's at our house I needed to make some COMFORT food. Yum! Yummy! Yum! So, this is what I made . . . It's everyone's favorite soup so here it is my "Baked Potato Soup" recipe that a friend gave to me almost 10 years ago. Enjoy another low fat recipe. LOL! You can make it lower fat with 1% milk or 2% instead of whole milk and use lower fat sour cream. That should help!
Baked Potato Soup
Thick and creamy. Uses leftover potatoes.
Prep time: approx. 10 minutes
Cooking time: approx. 25 minutes
Makes 4-6 servings
- 2/3 cup butter
- 2/3 cup flour
- 7 cups lowfat milk
- 4 potatoes- baked, cooled, peeled, & cubed
- 12 slices bacon- cooked, cut up into narrow slices or crumbled
- 1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 1 tbsp garlic chopped (optional)
In a soup kettle or dutch oven melt butter. Stir in flour. Heat and stir until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thickened. Add potatoes and onions. Brint to a boil, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Add bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper, and stir until cheese is melted.
Serve the soup with a garnish of grated cheese, dollop of sour cream, bacon, and green onions if you like. My husband added asparagus to his soup and he said it was delicious!