Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Baked Potato Soup

I got this recipe from a friend here where we live. I love it! Its very hearty, and goes great paired with a salad. A perfect, warm, comfy dinner. You need to make this.

Baked Potato Soup

2 large baking potatoes
3 Tbsp. thinly sliced green onions (or regular onion if you don't have this)
1/3 c. butter
1/3 c. flour
1/4 tsp. dried dillweed
1/4. tsp. dried, crushed thyme
4 c. milk
3/4 c. shredded cheese

Prick potatoes with a fork 3-4 times. Rub olive oil all over them and then roll them in salt. Bake at 450 F for one hour, or until tender. Cut potatoes in 1-in. cubes. Or, you could scoop out the pulp and discard the skins, if you prefer (I like the skins). In large saucepan, cook green onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour, dill, thyme, salt and pepper (to desired taste). Add milk all at once. Cook and stir one minute more. Add potatoes (or pulp, if you took that route) and 1/2 cup cheese; stir until cheese melts. Garnish each serving with remaining cheese, onion or bacon. I don't use these garnishes because I think the soup is great without it...its up to you. Enjoy!


Hillarys little Paynes said...

just wanted to thank you guys for this blog because i regularly use the recipies here and my family always loves them! keep up the good work.

Rebecca said...

i make this soup ALL the time. it's one of our faves. oh, and i've never made it with dillweed (not that i don't like it, i just never have it on hand and it's good without!)

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