Ultimate Baked Potato Soup

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  • add   crumbled bacon
  • add   1 teaspoon salt
  • add   1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth
  • add   1 1/2 cups finely chopped onions
  • add   chopped scallions
  • add   1 tablespoon stick butter or margarine
  • add   3 lbs potatoes
  • add   shredded cheddar cheese
  • add   1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • add   3 cups milk
  • add   2 tablespoons minced garlic

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F
  2. Bake potatoes 1 hour or until tender when pierced. Peel when cool enough to handle.
  3. Melt Butter in a 4 to 6 qt pot over medium low heat. Stir in onions and garlic, cover and cook 10 minutes until soft, but not brown.
  4. Add 2/3 of the potatoes and mash with a potato masher. Add broth, milk, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Cut remaining potatoes in small cubes. Add to soup and stir gently to reheat. Sprinkle each serving with toppings.