Loaded Potato Soup

INGREDIENTS:
8 slices bacon chopped
4 tablespoons butter
4 large Russet potatoes peeled and cubed
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic minced



⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ cup flour
2 ½ cups low sodium chicken broth
2 ½ cups 2% milk
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1 cup shredded white cheddar
½ cup sour cream
¼ cup chopped chives
Salt and pepper to taste
INSTRUCTIONS:
In a Dutch oven or heavy stockpot over medium heat brown the bacon. Using a slotted spoon remove the bacon from the pan reserving the grease. Add enough butter to make 2 tablespoons of fat. Melt the butter over medium heat. Add the potatoes and onions to the pan cooking for 5 minutes or until the onions are soft. Add the garlic and the cayenne pepper; cooking for 1 minute stirring constantly. Using a slotted spoon remove the potatoes, onions and garlic to a bowl or plate; reserving any fat in the pan.

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