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A colorful garnish of cheese, green onions, and crumbled bacon tops this thick and cheesy potato soup recipe.

Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Servings: Makes 5 to 6 servings

Ingredients
  • 2   large baking potatoes (about 8 ounces each)
  • 6 tablespoons  thinly sliced green onion (3)
  • 3 tablespoons  butter
  • 3 tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons  snipped fresh dill or chives or 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  black pepper
  • 4 cups  milk
  • 1-1/4 cups  shredded American cheese (5 ounces)
  • 4 slices  bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled
Directions

1 Scrub potatoes with a vegetable brush; pat dry. Prick potatoes with a fork. Bake in a 425 degree F oven for 40 to 60 minutes or until tender; cool. Cut each potato lengthwise. Scoop out white portion of each potato. Break up any large pieces of potato. Discard potato skins.

2 In a large saucepan cook 3 tablespoons of the green onion in butter over medium heat until tender. Stir in flour, dill, salt, and pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir for 12 to 15 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Add the potato and 1 cup of the cheese; stir until cheese melts.

3 Top each serving with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese, remaining 3 tablespoons green onion, and the bacon.

Makes 5 to 6 servings (5 1/2 cups)
by on Nov. 1, 2011 at 12:05 PM
Replies (21-27):
RADmomma
by Sara on Feb. 28, 2013 at 11:50 AM

 this is yummy soup. sometimes i leave out the onions

Kmakksmom
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 6:08 PM
that looks so good!
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SammiBaby
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 10:59 PM

That looks and sounds amazing!

mrswillie
by on Mar. 2, 2013 at 7:03 AM

I make something similar

MamaMandee
by Bronze Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM
One of my favs!
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TheBabyFactory4
by Bronze Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 9:31 PM
Yummy
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SweetLuci
by Luci on Mar. 2, 2013 at 10:19 PM

 Yum!

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