Baked Potato Soup

baked potato soup
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  • 4Servings


  • 2 large baking potatoespeeled, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 3 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cored and chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, white and green portions thinly sliced separately
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (about 2 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


In a large saucepan, combine the potatoes, 2 cups milk and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower the heat to medium-low, add the cauliflower and scallion whites, cover and simmer until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the remaining 1 cup milk, then puree the soup. Season with salt and pepper.

Microwave the bacon at high power until crisp, 3 to 4 minutes; crumble. Divide the soup among 4 bowls and top with the shredded cheese, sour cream, crumbled bacon and scallion greens.