My Husband and kids LOVE potato anything. My mom will vouch for me on that one I know, she's seen them down the potatoes. :) In the cool weather they can't wait for me to make baked potato soup for them. They say it tastes like Bennigan's. So, I thought I'd share the recipe. WARNING: THIS IS NOT LOW FAT!!
4 large bake potatoes
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
6 cups milk ( I use skim so it's a little less fat)
4 green onions, chopped
12 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream (again, I use low fat)
1. Cut baked potatoes in half and scoop out pulp and put in small bowl.
2. Melt butter in large kettle. Add flour. Gradually stir in milk. Continue to stir until smooth, thickened, and bubbly. (*with skim milk it doesn't get too thick)
3. Stir in potato pulp, salt and pepper to taste, three-quarters of the onions, bacon and cheese. Cook until heated. Stir in sour cream.
4. Top with remaining onions, bacon, and cheese for garnish.
This also transfers really well to a slow cooker on low to take to potlucks. I have found the one time (yes, only once) I took it, it went over really well. At least I didn't have any to take home :)
I hope you all enjoy :)