semi-homemade with stacie lynn

ok. so who doesn't love a hearty, yummy soup when it is cold outside. so this recipe is easy breezy. all you need are a few ingredients and some time. this delicious soup recipe was passed along to me from my fabulous friend, ashley (lovell) dalton. it was passed along to her from another wonderful woman, julie hunt.

baked potato soup

2/3 c. butter or margarine
2/3 c. flour
6 c. milk
1 bag frozen chunky hash browns
3/4 tsp. salt (or to your taste)
1/2 tsp. black pepper (or to your taste)
4 green onions (i used 3 tsp. of freeze-dried chives)
6 pieces bacon or bacon bits (i used one bag oscar meyer bacon bits found in the salad dressing aisle)
1 c. cheddar cheese (or more if you like!)
8 oz. sour cream

~Melt butter and add flour and milk. Stir until thick.
~Add potatoes, salt, pepper, green onions, and bacon.
~Add shredded cheese.
~Cook until thoroughly heated. (This takes about 2-3 hours.) Stir in sour cream. Allow time for soup to "reheat."
~Add more milk if necessary, or water, if soup is too thick.

jay and i enjoyed this soup tonight and will be enjoying left overs for many more days and nights to come. hope you enjoy it soon, too.


Becca said...

Brad and I love making this soup! We've started using the diced hashbrowns with peppers and onions in them- it adds a nice flavor. Crockpot is a good way to go, too. I love coming home to a house that smells of delicious food.