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Baked Potato & Leek Soup With Cheddar & Bacon

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Baked Potato & Leek Soup With Cheddar & Bacon

Ingredients

  • 2 medium russet potatoes (about 1/2 lb. each)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2-1/2 cups sliced leeks (about 2 medium leeks; white and light green parts), rinsed well
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups homemade or low-salt canned chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 thick slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar
  • 2 tbs. thinly sliced scallion greens or chives
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