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Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe

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Our loaded baked potato soup recipe is warm, hearty, and satisfying. All the goodness of a loaded baked potato in a creamy soup.

Continuing with our Fall soup line-up, we’re sharing an updated version of our loaded baked potato soup.

The recipe didn’t need any adjustments. However, the post was missing process photos and detailed instructions.

Similar to our stove-top taco soup, this recipe doesn’t take long to prepare. Best of all it’s simple and delicious.

So, if you’re like me and loved loaded baked potatoes, then you’re probably going to adore this soup.

Tender potatoes combined with a creamy broth full of flavors. We even used sour cream and cheese in the broth.

So, shall we get cooking?

Baked potato soup garnished with onions, bacon, and cheese.
The soup tastes just like a loaded baked potato!

How to make our baked potato soup recipe:

First, start with your prep work. Wash, peel, and dice the potatoes, shred the cheese, etc.

Also, grab a skillet and fry the bacon until it’s crispy. Once it’s done, chop it into little pieces.

Five slices of bacon cooking in a skillet.
Make the sure the bacon is nice and crispy before adding it to the soup.

Next, grab a large saucepan or medium stock pot and melt the butter over medium-low heat.

Sprinkle in the flour and whisk the ingredients. At this point, you’re making a blonde roux to thicken the soup.

Butter, flour and other ingredients cooking in a pot.
The butter and flour mixture help to thicken the soup.

Now, once the flour has cooked for a few minutes, add in the broth and milk. Stir or whisk the ingredients together.

Carefully, add the chopped potatoes. Bring the liquid to a simmer and reduce the heat to low.

Broth and milk added to the butter flour mixture.
Try to avoid bring the liquid to a rolling boil.

Then, let the potatoes simmer for 15 minutes or until they’re fork tender.

Keep an eye on the soup and add more liquid if needed. The liquid line does not need to drop below the potatoes.

Diced potatoes added to the soup broth.
The potatoes need to cook until they’re fork tender.

Afterward, once the potatoes have cooked, turn off the heat. Stir in the heavy cream, sour cream, and cheese.

Do a taste test and add salt and pepper to taste. Last, all that’s left to do is serve the soup with bacon on top.

That’s it, your baked potato soup recipe is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂

Sour cream and cheese added to the cooked potatoes.
Add the final ingredients and the soup is ready to serve.

Baked Potato Soup Tips:

  • Make sure to cut the potatoes into similar sized pieces. Otherwise, they won’t cook evenly and you’ll have mushy and undercooked potatoes in the same soup.
  • If you’re using pre-shredded cheddar, be aware that it might be coated with an anti-coagulant. That powder might effect how it melts, giving your soup a grainier texture.
  • Avoid letting the broth come to a full rolling boil. Remember, you’re only simmering the potatoes until they’re fork tender, not trying to make mashed potatoes.
  • The bacon can be stirred into the soup at the end, or used as garnish along with sliced green onions or chives, and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • For a creamy loaded potato soup, use an immersion blender to liquefy the ingredients. Or, you can let the soup cool and use a counter-top blender.
Top-view of the soup garnished with onions, bacon, and cheddar.
This soup is one of my favorite Fall meals.

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The loaded potato soup topped with bacon and cheese.

Loaded Potato Soup Recipe

Yield: 6 Cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Inactive Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Our loaded baked potato soup recipe is warm, hearty, and satisfying. All the goodness of a loaded baked potato in a creamy soup.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 slices of bacon chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk, (I use whole milk)
  • 2 cups potatoes peeled and cubed into 1/2 inch pieces (about 3 medium potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, (plus more for topping)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Green onions thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon and chop into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in large stockpot over medium heat. Add flour and whisk until combined. The mixture will turn light brown. Continue to whisk for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Slowly add the milk and chicken broth to the flour mixture. Whisk until well combined.
  4. Add the potatoes and bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer and allow to cook until fork tender (about 15 minutes).
  5. Take off the heat and slowly stir in the heavy cream, sour cream, cheese, salt and pepper.
  6. If you want a creamier soup, use an immersion blender to blend to the desired consistency. If the soup is too thick, additional milk can be added to thin soup out. (This step is optional.)
  7. Top with bacon, green onions and additional cheese.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1-cup of the loaded potato soup recipe. Actual calories will vary.

Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container, in your fridge, for up to 3-days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1-Cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 668mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 15g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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