There are a lot of basked potato soup recipes out there. Heck, there are several on my blog. This soup though, oh my lawd. Good stuff. It's like the rich, creamy, thick restaurant baked potato soup. Heavenly I tell you! This recipe is from Center Cut Cook.
8 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled)
11 tbsp butter
2/3 cup all purpose flour
7 cups milk
4-6 potatoes (baked, peeled and cubed)
4 green onions (chopped)
2 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
In a large pot melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter has melted whisk in the flour and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk in the milk 1 cup at a time. When all the milk is added continue to whisk until the mixture has thickened up slightly. Add in the cubed baked potatoes and 3 of the chopped green onions. Bring to a boil while stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to low and add in 2 cups of cheese, 6 slices of crumbled bacon, sour cream, salt and pepper. Stir until the cheese has fully melted into the soup. Serve the soup topped with the remaining cheese, green onion and bacon.