The last recipe you'll ever have to get for Baked Potato Soup. It's thick soup and could be served with just a salad. Everyone in the family will love this one.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prick potatoes with a fork and cook in the microwave, 3 or 4 at a time, and scoop out the flesh (while the others are cooking).

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in flour and cook about a minute. Whisk in milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes, salt, pepper, 1/3 cup bacon bits, 2 tablespoons green onions and most of the cheese. Cook until thoroughly heated. Stir in sour cream and heat through. Serve topped with remaining bacon, onions and cheese.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

440 calories; 27.2 g total fat; 76 mg cholesterol; 722 mg sodium. 34.8 g carbohydrates; 15.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
AWESOME! I served this for Bunko and the ladies all loved it and asked for the recipe! The first batch I made I followed recipe exactly except for leaving out the bacon cuz we have a vegetarian in our group, and made some changes for the 2nd batch which made it even better (I think!). I reduced the milk to 3 cups whole, 2 cups 1% (cuz that's what we have on hand), and 1 cup chicken broth. (Because the soup is so darned thick and extremely rich!) I also sauteed 1 finely minced carrot for a minute or two, then added 1 minced onion and 1 minced celery stalk til all was soft and tender, then put in a minced garlic clove and sauteed for about another minute. Pureed the entire thing in my Cuisinart and stirred it into the soup along with the cheese, et al. Gave it even MORE flavor--totally over the top! I then ended up stirring the two batches together and dumping the entire thing in my crock pot! I put chopped green onion, bacon, cheese and sour cream in little bowls for everyone to top as they wanted. Yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2003
This recipe turned out way too thick. I added extra milk but think that if I make this one again I will try chicken broth. The extra milk made it to rich. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
AWESOME! I served this for Bunko and the ladies all loved it and asked for the recipe! The first batch I made I followed recipe exactly except for leaving out the bacon cuz we have a vegetarian in our group, and made some changes for the 2nd batch which made it even better (I think!). I reduced the milk to 3 cups whole, 2 cups 1% (cuz that's what we have on hand), and 1 cup chicken broth. (Because the soup is so darned thick and extremely rich!) I also sauteed 1 finely minced carrot for a minute or two, then added 1 minced onion and 1 minced celery stalk til all was soft and tender, then put in a minced garlic clove and sauteed for about another minute. Pureed the entire thing in my Cuisinart and stirred it into the soup along with the cheese, et al. Gave it even MORE flavor--totally over the top! I then ended up stirring the two batches together and dumping the entire thing in my crock pot! I put chopped green onion, bacon, cheese and sour cream in little bowls for everyone to top as they wanted. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
AWESOME! I served this for Bunko and the ladies all loved it and asked for the recipe! The first batch I made I followed recipe exactly except for leaving out the bacon cuz we have a vegetarian in our group, and made some changes for the 2nd batch which made it even better (I think!). I reduced the milk to 3 cups whole, 2 cups 1% (cuz that's what we have on hand), and 1 cup chicken broth. (Because the soup is so darned thick and extremely rich!) I also sauteed 1 finely minced carrot for a minute or two, then added 1 minced onion and 1 minced celery stalk til all was soft and tender, then put in a minced garlic clove and sauteed for about another minute. Pureed the entire thing in my Cuisinart and stirred it into the soup along with the cheese, et al. Gave it even MORE flavor--totally over the top! I then ended up stirring the two batches together and dumping the entire thing in my crock pot! I put chopped green onion, bacon, cheese and sour cream in little bowls for everyone to top as they wanted. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2006
Excellent soup. I used non-fat milk lower fat cheese and light sour cream. And I kept adding milk to it to thin it out during cooking (definitely no need for whole milk.) I added more black pepper no salt (didn't need it) and used real bacon pieces. I also cut up about half the potatoes into chunks and the rest I chopped more finely. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! It's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2006
This was excellent everyone loved it. I only made minor changes - 6 spuds instead of 9 and I slightly undercooked them in the microwave and then cut them into small hunks when cooled. Then once I had the soup base thickened I threw it all in the crockpot for several hours on low until the potatoes were totally cooked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2003
Wonderful recipe for people new to making soup. It's also an easy recipe to accomodate to your tastes. I'm a vegetarian so I took out the bacon. I also substituted vidalia onions for green onions and replaced the whole milk with skim. You can try soy bacon bits but I find they become soggy. Also try adding chopped potato skins (it has all the nutrients) to the soup to make it chunkier or add milk continuously to thin it out. Even though I now need a full membership to the local gym due to this soup it's worth it. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2008
Thanks for posting such an easy recipe. I have made this twice and I've made the following changes.....I added a can of golden mushroom soup (plus a can of water) I substitued chives for green onions and I doubled the bacon. Delicioso! p.s. I have also made a lower-fat version using a combination of Butter and Olive Oil for the butter 1% milk for the whole milk and substituting canadian bacon for bacon. I also used 8 oz. fat free cream cheese and 2 cups of beef broth to substitute for sour cream and substituted laughing cow light cheese (3 triangles of the garlic/herb flavor) for the shredded cheddar......just as good and maybe better!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
THIS is REALLY GREAT!!! I baked Yukon Gold potatoes in the oven for 1 hour..then proceeded with the recipe.. TO DO ahead... follow the instructions until stirring in the sour cream... REFRIGERATE....When ready to serve heat potato soup.. THEN stir in the sour cream.. I also had the bacon additional scallions and shredded cheese on the side....YUM!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
This soup is wonderful. I have tried many recipes but this one is JUST right. I reduced the fat a bit by using reduced fat sour cream using skim milk rather than whole milk reduced the cheddar cheese to about 6 ounces and only used 1/2 cup flour. It tasted just like restaurant potato soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2003
This recipe was super easy and tasted great! I modified it a little by using skim milk and fat free sour cream but it still tasted rich and creamy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2003
This recipe turned out way too thick. I added extra milk but think that if I make this one again I will try chicken broth. The extra milk made it to rich. Read More
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