I am going to walk you through a recipe of Baked Potato Soup. This is a knockoff of The Machine Shed restaurant that is in the Midwest. It is something we really like and not real hard to make. It takes 2/3 cup of butter in a dutch oven pan.
These are three huge potatoes. Or I use 4-5 large potatoes. I scrub them and pierce them. Lay them in a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake at 350F for 1 hour. You can boil diced potatoes, but I prefer the flavor of the baked potato. When you can handle them peel and cut into chunks.
Nice and thick soup and then the crumbled bacon add to the mix. Flavors meld together and it is really good. Salt and pepper to taste. You can save back some bacon crumbs and also some cheese as garnish if serving guests. We like it so well we just mix it in. This makes about 3/4 of a dutch ovenfull of Baked potato soup.
Bake 4-5 large russet potatoes
2/3 cup butter melted
1/2 cup of onion sauteed in butter til tender
2/3 cup flour mixed into butter and onions stir until cooked
5 1/2 cups of milk. Stir until thick
Add peeled and chunked potatoes
2 cups of cheddar cheese shreds to mixture and stir until it melts.
Add bacon crumbles.
Enjoy. Can serve with garnishments of more cheese and bacon crumbles. Hope you try this.