I jotted this recipe down years ago, but I don't quite remember where from. I love it since I usually have this stuff around, and it's easy to make a batch and a half if I want leftovers. And it's also very quick on weeknights. I just pop the potatoes in the microwave while I cook up the rest of the soup, then add the potato in. My nieces, who were here for dinner tonight, also loved it. I left out the dill for them. :)
2 large baking potatoes
3 Tbs sliced green onions (I substitute a shallot or regular onion, chopped really small)
1/3 cup butter (I usually just use 1/4 cup)
1/3 cup flour
2 tsp fresh dill or 1/4 tsp dried (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 cups milk
3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
4 slices cooked bacon
Bake potatoes. Scoop out insides and set aside.
In large pan, cook onion and butter. Stir in flour, dill, salt, pepper.
Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Add potato and 1/2 of the cheese. Stir until cheese melts. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
Garnish with cheese and bacon.