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“A good soup to cuddle up to when it's cold outside. I stole this from my college roommate and it makes a lot. You can always heat the potatoes in the microwave to save time and can also use Half & Half instead of milk.”
1hr 45mins
10 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash potatoes and prick several times with fork.
  3. Bake for 1 hour.
  4. Let cool.
  5. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out pulp into a bowl.
  6. Melt butter in large pot over low heat.
  7. Add flour, stirring until smooth.
  8. Cook 1 minute stirring constantly.
  9. Gradually add milk.
  10. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  11. Add potato pulp, salt, pepper, 2 Tbsp green onions, 1/2 cup bacon, and 1 cup cheese.
  12. Cook until heated throughout.
  13. Stir in sour cream.
  14. Add extra milk if necessary for desired thickness.
  15. Serve and top with extra green onion, bacon, and cheese.

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