Baked Potato Soup

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Soup, Chili & Stew
Baked Potato Soup

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White bowl filled with potato soup and topped with green onions, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheese

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6
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    Description

    Chock-full of creamy, tender potatoes, this baked potato soup is made from a homemade roux (butter, flour, and milk mixture) and is topped with smoky bacon and shredded cheese. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Ingredients
    Serves 6
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    1 ½ lbs.Hy-Vee russet potatoes, peeled and diced
    4 slice(s)Hy-Vee applewood smoked bacon
    1small yellow onion, finely chopped
    2large celery stalks, finely chopped
    2 c.Hy-Vee 2% reduced-fat milk
    1(15 ounce) can Hy-Vee 33% less sodium chicken broth
    ½ tsp.freshly ground Hy-Vee black pepper
    ¼ c.Hy-Vee unsalted butter
    ¼ c.Hy-Vee flour
    ½ c.Hy-Vee half-and-half
    Hy-Vee salt and Hy-Vee pepper, to taste
    Chopped fresh parsley, Hy-Vee shredded Colby cheese and chopped green onions, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • 2 large pots
    • Paper towels
    • Small saucepan
    • Whisk
    • Potato masher

    Directions

    1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and set aside.
    2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large pot over medium-low heat. Remove bacon; drain on paper towels and crumble. Cook onion and celery in bacon grease, stirring frequently, until very soft, about 10 minutes.
    3. Add milk, chicken broth and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture is very hot, about 8 minutes, stirring often. Do not let mixture boil.
    4. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, over medium-low heat until mixture begins to bubble, about 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk in half-and-half and whisk until mixture is very thick. Whisk into soup.
    5. Stir potatoes and crumbled bacon into soup. Gently crush potatoes with potato masher. Simmer 10 minutes or until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, cheese and green onions, if desired.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    280 Calories per serving
    1 cup

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 14g
    • Cholesterol: 40mg
    • Sodium: 320mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 31g
    • Protein: 8g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Vitamin A 10%
    0%
    Vitamin C 40%
    0%
    Iron 6%
    0%
    Calcium 15%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Comfort Foods Cookbook, Hy-Vee weekly ad.