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This is a creamy, rich, but not too heavy baked potato soup with all the fixings! What a perfect end of winter comfort food! You could also easily lighten this soup up by using low-fat milk, reduced fat sour cream and a little less bacon. But you won’t find me doing that!
Peel and coarsely mash the baked potatoes. (I like to leave a little bit of peel for looks and texture!)
Pour the milk into a large Dutch oven. Sprinkle the flour over the milk, whisking it in as you add it, so that there are no lumps. Heat the flour/milk mixture over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until thick and bubbly.
Turn the heat to low and add the mashed potatoes, spices, salt and pepper, cheese, sour cream and bacon bits. Cook until the cheese is melted and the soup is thoroughly heated, being careful not to boil!
Serve topped with more shredded cheese and chopped green onions and bacon bits… whatever you put on top of your baked potatoes!
I have been trying to make beer cheese soup successfully for years and I think it was the addition of butternut squash that sealed the deal. It not only helps with the flavor, but also the consistency. The recipe also calls for one of my favorite beers; Great Lakes Brewery’s Edmond Fitzgerald Porter. Add to that two types of cheddar and Gouda cheese and you’ve got a winner!
When the nip in the air becomes a definite chill then it’s time. It’s time for soup. There is no more comforting or sustaining a soup than Baked Potato Soup with Sausage and Roasted Peppers. When there is a fire crackling in the fireplace and this soup is on the table, all is well in our world regardless of what is going on outside.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!