How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 400. Prick washed potatoes & bake until a forkpierces to the center easily. Remove potatoes from oven & allow tofully cool. Remove skin & cut potatoes into 1/2" cubes. Set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onions & saute over low heat for 10 minutes or until onions are translucent. Don't allow onions to burn. Add flour to onions & butter and cook 4 - 5 minutes,stirring well until flour is absorbed.
  • In a separate container,combine water, chicken base, potato flakes & seasonings. Stir or whisk thoroughly to eliminate lumps.
  • Add slowly to onion mixture, stirring constantly so no lumps form. Increase to medium heat & continue cooking until the soup begins to gently simmer. Add milk &cream, stirring until smooth & lightly thickened. Simmer for 15minutes. Do not boil. Soup should just simmer lightly. Add cubed baked potatoes & stir to combine. Remove from heat & serve.
  • Top each serving with grated cheddar cheese, sliced scallions & bacon pieces.

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  • krumkake 10 years ago
    Thanks, XP! I can never go to Houlihan's without a cup of their delicious baked potato soup...NEVER disappoints!! Thanks for sharing the recipe - I will be making this soon (will let you know how I do)...
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