Baked Potato Soup

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Baked Potato Soup

This Baked Potato Soup has all the flavors of a loaded baked potato in a rich, creamy soup and it is pure comfort food on a cold, winter night. Sour cream, bacon, cheese, and green onions. It is pure yumminess in a bowl.

Baked Potato Soup

Serve with some crusty bread and a tossed salad for a delicious and comforting soup supper. The bread in the picture is some frozen bread that tastes just like Outback’s bread. I absolutely love it. It’s Harris Teeter brand bread if you have Harris Teeter stores near you. But watch out. It’s addicting.

I leave out the bacon and sub vegetable broth for chicken broth to make a vegetarian Baked Potato Soup for my daughter.

Baked Potato Soup

This recipe is a little different from most baked potato soup recipes in that there’s actually no baked potato used in it. The potatoes are diced and cooked right in the soup. So technically I guess it should just be called Potato Soup. But either way, it isΒ  super yummy and easy.

Baked Potato Soup

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Baked Potato Soup
 
Creamy Baked Potato Soup topped with cheese and bacon.
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2½ pounds russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • ¾ cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • additional cheese and green onion for garnish
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon in a Dutch oven until crisp. Remove bacon and crumble.
  2. Cook diced sweet onion in bacon drippings for 1 minute. Add green onions and cook 1 more minute.
  3. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Gradually add chicken broth, whisking constantly.
  5. Add potatoes, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are soft.
  6. Stir in cream and sour cream. Add cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  7. Ladle into bowls and top with crumbled bacon, cheese, and sliced green onions.

Baked Potato Soup

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27 thoughts on “Baked Potato Soup

  1. This is SO perfect. Saturday I had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory in Seattle. I love soup and the soup of the day was baked potato. I wanted it!!!! But come on, ya can’t just eat soup at the Cheesecake Factory. So presto—-a tested recipe! Geez I wish it was ready now. It’s lunch time and I am famished.

  2. This meal is the way to my heart — that soup looks so good! I used to love the Outbacks bread when I used to go there – it might’ve been my favorite part. Ha. Delicious meal, Christin!

  3. This soup looks so nice and warming πŸ™‚ I wish I was not the only one eating soups at home..even if it’s very good, it is just not worth making such soup for myself and then eat it for few weeks:)

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