Thursday, November 20, 2008

Baked Potato Soup

This is so good! My kids love when I make this! -Sarah

1/2 package bacon
1 medium onion, diced
2/3 cup flour
6 cups hot chicken broth
8 cups cooked, peeled and cubed potatoes
1 cup milk
1 cup half and half
1 1/2 t. garlic powder
1 t. basil
1 1/2 t. salt
Red Hot (to taste)
1 cup shredded cheddar

  • Cook chopped bacon in a large pot until crispy, remove when done. Cook onion in bacon drippings. Add flour, stirring to prevent lumps. Cook until it begins to turn golden. Add chicken broth, gradually, whisking to prevent lumps. Cook until thickened.
  • Reduce heat to simmer, add remaining ingredients (except cheese). Do not boil.
  • Add cheese and melt.
  • Sprinkle servings with bacon.

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