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Recipe for family meals :

Baked Potato and Bacon Soup

This recipe has been contributed by Becky who like me loves cooking good food, especially for the family. You can find more of Becky's recipes, as well as finding out more about her, at her website.

This is what Becky said about this recipe:

"A wonderful recipe for the colder winter days."

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3 pounds baking potatoes
4 slices bacon
2 1/4 cups onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
4 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon dried parsley
2/3 cup green onions, sliced
2/3 cup finely shredded cheese

  • Bake potatoes in microwave or oven.
  • Slice bacon into 1 inch pieces and cook in Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp. Remove from pan.
  • Add onion to bacon drippings and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add salt, garlic and bay leaf and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add potato, milk, pepper and broth and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in parsley.
  • Ladle soup into individual bowls, top each with bacon, green onion and cheese.

Serves 8