BAKED POTATO SOUP!!!
I fixed this soup for dinner last night, sort of a last resort, since my other meal plans went down the drain. That's what happens when you buy meat, thaw it out only to realize that it's bad.
But I'm so thrilled with the way the soup turned out, it was really good. Just have to double or triple the recipe next time, as it doesn't make a lot. If you have a small family, it's fine, but even though we're only a family of four, it would have been great to have leftover soup for today :)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth
1 can (12 ounces) NESTLE CARNATION Evaporated Milk
2 large or 3 medium baking potatoes baked or microwaved
Salt and pepper to taste
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (I used bacon bits, they worked fine)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used mozarella and it was really good too)
3 tablespoons sliced green onion
Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1-2 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour.
Gradually stir in broth and evaporated milk. Scoop potato pulp from one potato; mash. Add pulp to broth mixture.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture just comes to a boil. Dice remaining potatos (including skin); add to soup. Heat through.
Season with salt and pepper. Top each serving with bacon, cheese and green onion.
Yield: 4 servings