Created by dienia b on October 21, 2019
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.bake the potatoes for 1 hour or until done. Cool the potatoes
Step 2: As potatoes cool, prepare soup by melting butter in a large saucepan, and saute the onion until light brown.
Step 3: Add the flour to the onions and stir to make a roux.
Step 4: Add stock, water, cornstarch, mashed potatoes, and spices to the pot and bring to a boil.
Step 5: Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out contents with a large spoon. Discard skin.
Step 6: Chop baked potato with a large knife to make 1/2-inch chunks
Step 7: Add chopped baked potatoes and half-and-half to the saucepan and bring soup back to a boil. Once boiled, reduce heat and simmer the soup for another 15 minutes or until it is thick.
Step 8: Spoon about 1 1/2 cups of soup into a bowl and top with about a tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese, a half tablespoon crumbled bacon and a teaspoon chopped green onion. Repeat for remaining servings.