Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon and Cheddar – Imagine all your favorite baked potato toppings bacon, cheddar, sour cream, green onions, in a spoon.
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:45 mins
Yield:4 servings 1x
6 slices bacon
1 tbsp. butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. all-purpose flour
4 c. whole milk
4 large Potatoes, cubed
Freshly ground black pepper
3/4 c. shredded Cheddar, plus more for garnish
1/2 c. thinly sliced scallions, plus more for garnish
Sour cream, for garnish
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and let cool, then crumble.
In a large pot over medium-high heat, sauté butter and garlic. Add in milk and flour. Whisk constantly, until slightly thick, about 5 minutes, then add potatoes and season generously with salt and pepper. Increase heat to a simmer. Cook potatoes until creamy and tender, 25 minutes.
Stir in cheese and scallions until creamy.
Serve topped with crumbled bacon and garnish with sour cream, scallions, and cheddar.