I made this for dinner the other night. It was easy to make but took a bit of time which was worth it! Just go slow and follow the directions carefully and you will be rewarded for your time and effort.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
6 cups chicken broth
2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
2/3 cup butter
3/4 cup flour
4 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup diced cooked ham
1 cup crumbled real bacon (from Costco bag)
8 oz sour cream
2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 In 12″ skillet, cook onion in olive oil until tender.
2 In 6 quart Dutch oven, mix onion, broth and potatoes. Heat to boiling, reduce heat and cook 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
3 Meanwhile, in same skillet, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour with whisk until smooth. Cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in 2 cups milk. Pour milk into potato mixture. Add remaining 2 cups milk and salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk, until mixture is thick and bubbly.
4 Stir in ham, bacon, sour cream, and 2 cups cheese. Cook until heated through and cheese is melted. Top individual servings with more bacon and cheese if desired.
recipe from Betty Crocker