Friday, March 15, 2013

Easy Baked Potato Soup - Taste of Home Heartwarming Soups

3-4 medium baking potatoes, baked
5 bacon strips, diced
2 cans (10 3/4 oz each) condensed cream of potato soup
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
3 1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Dash Liquid Smoke, optional
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
Shredded cheddar cheese

Peel and dice the baked potatoes; set aside. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 1/2 teaspoons drippings.

Add the soups, milk, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, pepper, Liquid Smoke if desired and reserved potatoes to the drippings. Cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cream; cook 1-2 minutes or until heated through (do not boil). Garnish with cheddar cheese and bacon.

Makes 10 servings ( 2 1/2 quarts).

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