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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
50 mins
cook:
22 mins
broil:
3 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce potatoes with
    a fork and bake at 400 degrees for 50 minutes
    until tender. Allow to cool slightly. Scoop
    potato flesh into a bowl and mash.

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  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large
    nonstick skillet until crisp, about
    8 minutes. Remove bacon and crumble;
    set aside. Reserve 2 tbsp of bacon fat.

  • In a large pot, add butter and reserved
    bacon fat. Heat over medium heat. Add
    onion and cook 3 minutes; sprinkle flour
    over onion and cook 1 minute. Gradually
    whisk in milk; stir in salt, pepper, nutmeg
    and cayenne. Add reserved mashed
    potatoes and bring to a simmer. Reduce
    heat to medium-low and simmer
    10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in
    2 cups of the cheese, half the reserved
    bacon and half the scallions.

  • Heat broiler. Divide soup equally among
    6 flame-proof onion soup crocks. Sprinkle
    remaining cup of cheese over tops of
    crocks. Broil 4 inches from heat source
    for 3 minutes until cheese melts.

  • Garnish each with 1 tsp sour cream and
    remaining bacon and scallions.

Nutrition Facts

577 calories; fat 31g; cholesterol 100mg; saturated fat 17g; carbohydrates 48g; insoluble fiber 3g; protein 29g; sodium 933mg.
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