Okay ladies, this isn't on my diet but it is OH SO GOOD!!!
BAKED POTATO SOUP
1 three pound bag red potatoes
1 pound Velveeta cheese
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 pound bacon
1 bunch green onion
2 T. flour
8 cups half and half (or a mixture of part milk/part half and half)
1/4 cup real butter
2 T. hot sauce
Start out by chopping the potatoes into cubes (leave on the skin), and boil them until they are semi-soft. While the potatoes are cooking, chop the parsley, onions, etc . . . and fry up the bacon which you cut up into little peices. Cut up the velveta into chunks and have it ready too.
You then need to make a rou. You will need to use a deep pan because all the ingredients end up in this pan. Melt the butter then add the flour and slowly stir in the milk. If you have any lumps, use a whisk to stir. You will want to stir this while it is heating up and just starts to get thicker (it will still be watery). Then start adding your cheese chunks slowly, and your soup will start to thicken. Then add the hot sauce, bacon, and the drained potatoes, parsley and onions.
You can serve this with extra toppings, anything you might like on a baked potato like, extra bacon, green onions, sour cream, shredded cheese, etc.
You can also serve this with cheesy garlic biscuits . . . .which are wonderful crumbled up into the soup!
CHEESY GARLIC BISCUITS
2 cups Bisquick
1 cup shredded cheddar
2/3 cup milk
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 T. parsley flakes (optional)
Mix Bisquick, milk, & cheese to a soft dough. Stir vigorously. Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 450 degrees. Melt butter then add the garlic powder and parsley flakes. Brush over the biscuits before removing from cookie sheet.
(This recipe is actually called Red Lobster Rolls and taste just like the rolls they serve at Red Lobster!)