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Restaurant-Quality Baked Potato Soup

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a great baked potato soup. It tastes so good you will think you are in a restaurant and not in your own kitchen."
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Ingredients

1 h 45 m servings 492
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake potatoes for 1 hour, or until done. Set aside to cool.
  2. Melt butter in a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat. Saute onions until tender and golden brown. Stir in flour, and cook 5 minutes to make a roux. Pour in chicken stock and water. Add cornstarch and mashed potato flakes. Season with salt, pepper, basil and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the skin from the cooled potatoes, and discard. Dice the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes, and stir into soup, along with the half-and-half. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until thick. Spoon into bowls, and garnish with shredded cheese, bacon and chopped green onion.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 492 calories; 29.2 36.3 21 66 1419 Full nutrition

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I am a professional chef who works as a Child Nutritionist with the Homewood City Shcool System in Birmingham, Alabama, and am always looking for different things to go on a school lunch progr...

Most helpful critical review

This soup would be so much better without the instant mashed potatoes. It turned out way too thick and the most dominant flavor is the taste of "fake" potatoes. I won't be making this one agai...

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I am a professional chef who works as a Child Nutritionist with the Homewood City Shcool System in Birmingham, Alabama, and am always looking for different things to go on a school lunch progr...

I've tried several baked potato soup recipes, but this is the best. Its names holds true- it tastes very much like the soup you can get in a restaurant (even better than some restaurants if you...

This soup would be so much better without the instant mashed potatoes. It turned out way too thick and the most dominant flavor is the taste of "fake" potatoes. I won't be making this one agai...

I wish I could give this 10 stars! We use 3 potatoes, garlic flavored flakes and 1/8C of cornstarch. We also add about a cup of shredded cheddar with the half & half. This is the best potato sou...

If you are browsing for an awesome potato soup recipe.. this is the one you want ! ! ! ! I made it last week for a pregnant friend.. she raved! I finished the whole batch off over the next t...

This receipe is wonderful. Very flavorful. I made 20 quarts for a party, and got rave reviews from all! I used 1/2 of the cornstarch and 2/3 of the potato flakes the recipe calls for. It stil...

I really enjoyed this soup. I am going to make it for my recipe exchange club. It wasn't the consistancy I was expecting (thought it would be more mashed potato like) but it was wonderful. I to...

This is a truly AWESOME homemade soup. It tastes just like the one we get at our favorite restaurant. I cut the onions to 1 cup, and added one more potatoe. But other than that, the recipe was p...

This is an awesome recipe. I had searched for years for a great potato soup recipe and this is it. I did take others' advice and cut the corn starch in half and I also used fat free half & hal...