Baked Potato Soup From: A Taste of Memories: Comforting Foods From Our Past

This thick and creamy soup is about as comforting as food can get, especially on a cold winter evening. It makes a large pot, so you can share the comfort with family and friends.

12 slices smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled
2/3 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
7 cups milk
4 large baking potatoes, baked, peeled and cubed (about 4 cups)
4 green onions, finely chopped (with green tops)
1-1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 

In a stock pot or Dutch oven, melt margarine over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth and cook for one minute. Gradually stir in milk, whisking constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes and onions. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper, stirring constantly until cheese is melted. Makes 6-8 servings. 

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