This is definitely my favorite baked potato soup ever. It easily serves 6 and is very filling.
12 slices bacon, cooked
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup all purpose flour
7 cups milk
4 large baked potatoes, no skins and cubed (cooked!*)
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (plus extra for serving)
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
In a large stock pot melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk, whisking constantly until thickened. Don't rush that last step!
Stir in potatoes and onions. Bring to a boil, stir frequently. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Mix in bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Once combined and cheese is melted, turn off heat.
Serve with extra cheese on top. Trust me.
*If you're like me and find baking potatoes to be too time consuming, you can peel and cube uncooked potatoes. Boil potatoes for 15-20 minutes and drain.
Squish loved the soup. But thought the end of the bowl was for playing, not eating. ;)