Well, ever since I have entered the world of housewifery and such things that go along with it, I have been experimenting with recipes. This is all new to me, b/c I rarely did any cooking or baking before I got married. Now, a year later, I have become much more comfortable. Anyways, that being said, I thought I would share this yummy recipe that I made for dinner tonight -- baked potato soup. :)
Ingredients You Will Need
- 4 large baking potatoes
- 2/3 cup butter (do not substitute margarine!)
- 2/3 cup flour
- 6 cups milk (can use whole or 2%)
- 3/4 tsp salt (can omit)
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 12 slices bacon, fried and crumbled (I personally use more bacon than this to try to convince my husband that this is a "meat" dish.......lol)
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
- Bake the potatoes using the method of your choice (I use the microwave)
- Cut the potatoes in half. Scoop out the pulp and put it in a small bowl.
- Melt the butter in a large kettle. Gradually add the flour to make a pasty mixture.
- Gradually stir in the milk. Continue to stir until smooth, thickened, and bubbly.
- Stir in the potato pulp, salt, pepper, bacon, and cheese. Cook until heated. Stir in the sour cream.
- You can serve this immediately or transfer it to a slow cooker set on low to keep it warm for as long as you wish.
And that's it! Pretty straight-forward. I made it this afternoon and kept it warm in the slow cooker until dinner time. This works well for us b/c I never know when Jamie will be home from work. And it was particularly good since the weather is showing increasing signs that autumn is near. Enjoy!