Thursday, January 7, 2010

Baked Potato Soup.

It is so cold here!! & I have been home the last two days SICK. BLEH. I hate being sick. Last January was the sickest I have ever been in my life - this had better not be a repeat! Right now it's just a cold, with lots of cough, sore throat & chest congestion. Today I didn't eat all morning & was starving but we have nothing to eat. Nothing. And i would've done ANYTHING for some soup. Well, anything but get out in the cold rainy weather!

I FINALLY got out to the store, feeling like crap, just to get the stuff to make some soup. My throat is KILLING me.

I ended up making Baked Potato Soup, my hubby's favorite! I used a new recipe & it turned out pretty good! But not the best. I think I shall keep trying potato soup recipes until i find the one most similar to La Madeleine's Potato Soup. OMG, it is DIVINE! (though it can't be too healthy! Cream & cheese & potatoes, oh my! Well, perhaps for special occasions, like hubby's bday (you know, since it's his favorite. Though his bday is in June. Might be a little hot for Potato Soup in June!)).


Baked Potato Soup
Better Homes & Garden's Cookbook

2 large baking potatoes (about 8 ounces each)
6 Tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
3 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill or chives or 1/4 teaspoon dried dill (i did not have this)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cups milk
1 1/4 shredded American Cheese (we used cheddar; just because we had a ton of it already.)
4 slices bacon, crip-cooked, drained & crumbled (or you can just get REAL bacon bits, it's easier)

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

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

3. Top each serving with the remaining green onion, cheese & bacon.

Side note: it could use more seasonings - once we added a bit more salt & pepper it was great! Of course, i didn't have the dill, so maybe that was why. Also, it was a little too thick for us, so we put in an extra splash or two of milk).

It turned out great! Enjoy!


  1. Hey Melissa, we had baked potato soup tonight too! I have a great slowcooker recipe for it...I'll pass it on!

  2. Oh man, I am drooling over this recipe. I don't suppose it is low calorie though which means I won't be making it anytime soon. Maybe if I get sick and need some comfort food. :) Hope you are feeling better soon!!

  3. Aw, I hope you feel better! You make the best stuff ever!


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