8 baked potatoes
1/4 cup butter
1 large onion
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. chicken bouillon
2 cups hot water
Cooked, crumbled bacon
It's best if the potatoes can be baked ahead of time and then cooled, peeled and cubed. The bacon too should be cooked ahead of time. Now I've made this soup MANY times at the last minute, throwing the potatoes in the microwave and then burning my fingers as I try to peel them. It works. It's just not preferable.
Melt butter in a pot. Add chopped onions and saute until tender. Mix together flour, basil, salt and pepper then dump into butter and onions. Whisk together and then slowly pour in hot water with the bouillon mixed in. Bring to a boil while whisking. Reduce heat and stir in the cooked potatoes. Add milk until you reach the desires consistency (pretty thick !).
Top with Bacon, cheese and sour cream. I usually mix the bacon into the entire pot, that way if there are leftovers, it is all mixed together!
Everyone loves this soup. At least everyone says they do. I've given this recipe out more than any other recipe ever!
I hope you all have had a wonderful week. It's been a little up and down for me, but it's always good for me to get back here and be reminded that I truly am blessed. And you all are a great blessing to me!