It has hovered just over freezing today- not good for a give-me-the-beach kind of gal. Luckily, I had already planned on making Baked Potato Soup for lunch. This recipe can usually last us for a couple of meals so I freeze some or pass some of it to a friend that may need a break from cooking.
Baked Potato Soup
- 4 large baked potatoes
- 2/3 cup butter
- 2/3 cup flour
- 6 cups whole or 2% milk
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 12 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
- 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
Cut baked potatoes in half. Scoop out pulp and set aside. Melt butter in large pot then add flour. Gradually stir in milk. Continue to stir until smooth, thick and bubbly. Stir in potato, salt, pepper, bacon, bacon drippings and cheese. Cook until heated. Stir in sour cream. Transfer to slow cooker.
On days that I make this meal I will cook bacon for breakfast, then set aside what I need for the soup. This is also a very cost effective meal that will warm up the hearts of those you love.