Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Baked Potato Soup

Found on allrecipes.com website...

3 bacon strips, diced
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2-1 teaspoon dried basil (I'm not a big basil fan so I used 1/2 tsp. but the original recipe calls for 1 tsp.)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 cups chicken broth
2 large baking potatoes, baked, peeled and cubed
1 cup half & half, fat free worked just fine
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
Shredded cheddar cheese
Minced fresh parsley

In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon dripings.  Set bacon aside.  Saute onion until nearly translucent and then add garlic and cook a minute more.  In a small bowl combine flour, salt, basil and pepper and then stir into onion/garlic mixture; mix well.  Gradually add broth.  Bring to boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes.  Add the potatoes, half and half and tabasco; heat through but do not boil.  Garnish with bacon, cheese and parsley. 

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