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Bowl of Baked Potato Soup

Farmhouse Baked Potato Soup

Linda
Baked Potato Soup for family and company
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs
Course American Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8 -10 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 6-8 large baked potatoes
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • salt pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 med onion finely chopped
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 Tbsp fresh chives

Instructions
 

  • Bake the potatoes.
  • Sauté onions in butter.
  • Scoop out baked potatoes from skins.
  • Reserve skins to freeze for afternoon snack.
  • Crock Pot Method will take longer to cook.
  • Toss sautéed onions with all the butter and scooped out potatoes into crock pot.
  • Warm whipping cream, milk, and chicken broth in microwave;
  • Pour in crock pot to taste.
  • Smash and stir together.
  • Cook several hours until blended and throughly heated.
  • Adjust liquids as needed for desired consistency.
  • Stove Top Method
  • Use a heavy bottomed pot to prevent scorching.
  • Add sautéed onions with all the butter.
  • Add liquids then potatoes.
  • Cook on medium to low heat depending on pot’s properties.
  • Omit the preheating of liquids.
  • Heat slowly and stir frequently to prevent scorching.
  • Stir well to break up potato pieces.
  • Simmer on low until well blended.
  • Garnishes
  • Cook 4 pieces of bacon until crisp.
  • Drain.
  • Break into small pieces.
  • Cut chives into pieces.
  • Shred or finely chop cheddar cheese.