Easy Baked Potato Soup

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'A good friend who runs a bed-and-breakfast game me this creamy potato soup recipe that's become a winter favorite,' recalls Kristi Teague of Southside, Tennessee. 'A dash of hot sauce a little basil give it special flavor.'

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 bacon strips, diced

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • 2 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1 cup half-and-half cream

  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 teaspoon Minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Set bacon aside. Saute onion and garlic in the drippings until tender. Stir in flour, salt, basil and pepper; mix well. Gradually add broth. Bring to boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes, cream and hot pepper sauce; heat through but do not boil. Garnish with bacon, cheese and parsley.