This comfort food is sure to warm you up!
Posted in , Feb 23, 2011
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 cups milk
3 reserved baked potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 3 cups)
4 scallions, chopped (green and white parts)
¾ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
½ cup sour cream
4 slices bacon (regular or turkey bacon), cooked until crisp and crumbled
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the mixture is blended and smooth. Whisk in the milk until blended. Stir in the potatoes and scallions and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Simmer for 5 minutes.
2. Reduce the heat to low, add the cheese, sour cream and bacon, and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes, until the cheese melts. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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