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Ingredients

2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
7 cups milk
4 large baking potatoes (about 4 cups), baked, cooled, peeled and cubed
4 green onions, thinly sliced
10 to 12 strips bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
1-1/4 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

In a large stockpot over low heat, melt butter. Stir in flour; stir until smooth and bubbly. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until soup begins to bubble. Reduce heat; simmer gently for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients; stir until cheese is melted. Serve baked potato soup immediately. Serves 6 to 8.

Sheila Schultz
Hillsdale



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