Baked Potato Recipe

2 med. potatoes, baked

3 Tablespoons butter

1 cup chopped onion

2 Tablespoons flour

4 cups chicken broth 

2 cups water 

1/4 cup cornstarch 

1/2 cup instant mashed potatoes 

1 teaspoon salt 

3/4 teaspoon black pepper 

1/2 teaspoon basil 

1/8 teaspoon ground thyme 

1 cup half-and-half 

garnishes-shredded cheddar cheese, bacon pieces, sliced green onions, sour cream   

Melt butter in a stock pot. Saute onions in the butter until light brown and translucent. Add flour to onions and stir continuously  while cooking for 1-2 minutes. 

Add broth, water, cornstarch, instant potatoes, and spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. 

Cut baked potatoes in half and scoop out the pulp into the soup, letting it crumble into rough bite-sized pieces. Add half-and-half. Bring back to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for another 15 minutes.

Serve with garnishes.

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