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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 add so much flavor. It is pure yumminess in a bowl.

Baked Potato Soup in a blue bowl.

I absolutely love how thick and creamy this soup is. Serve with some crusty bread and a tossed salad for a delicious and comforting soup supper. It’s a recipe that will appeal to the whole family.

Make It Vegetarian

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 is  super yummy and easy.

Tips For Making Baked Potato Soup

I use a combination of Pepper Jack cheese and cheddar cheese to give this soup a little spice. For extra spice, you could add diced jalalpeno or a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Or you can use all cheddar cheese if you don’t want it spicy at all.

If you want to you can mash the potatoes a little before serving if you want it to have a less chunky texture.

Be sure not to let the soup boil after adding the sour cream.

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Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

Creamy Baked Potato Soup topped with cheese and bacon.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 24 minutes


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • additional cheese and green onion for garnish


  • Cook bacon in a Dutch oven until crisp. Remove bacon and crumble.
  • Cook diced sweet onion in bacon drippings for 1 minute. Add green onions and cook 1 more minute.
  • Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Gradually add chicken broth, whisking constantly.
  • Add potatoes, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are soft.
  • Stir in cream and sour cream. Add cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  • Ladle into bowls and top with crumbled bacon, cheese, and sliced green onions.


The pepper jack cheese adds a touch of heat. If you want more, you can add a minced jalapeno or a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.


Calories: 547kcal
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potato soup

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29 thoughts on “Baked Potato Soup”

  1. Made this without sour cream or a lot of cheese and substituted buttermilk for the sour cream, it was DELICIOUS! Best potato soup ever ๐Ÿ™‚


    This recipe was amazing. My family loved it. It was so comforting and creamy. Thanks for the recipe! Simple, easy and delicious.

  3. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    My hubby has been begging me to make a potato soup for him. I’m not a huge fan of pureed soups but I know how much he would like this so I’ll have to make it ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Renee@ Two in the Kitchen

    Baked potato or not, I love this soup. It looks hearty and delicious! I’m going to add it to my dinner menu for next week! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Amy (Savory Moments)

    Your baked potato soup looks delicious! I just made some this week – it’s one of my favorites — easy and tasty plus I love soups with fun garnishes and toppings!

  6. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Ohhh, how I love soups right now. And this is one of our favorites. Looks beautiful on this cold night!

  7. Hanna @ makefor365.com

    Now that looks like a big bowl of home!

    Which is exactly what I need with it being cold and gross outside. ๐Ÿ˜›

  8. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    This soup looks so comforting, and I bet it pairs wonderfully with that bread. Perfect meal! xx

  9. Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    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.

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      I can never decide what I want when we go to the Cheesecake Factory! There are too many choices and they are all so good!

  10. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    Potato soup is a favorite of mine, so these pictures are making me crave a big bowl!

  11. 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!

  12. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes

    I love baked potato soup! This sounds so good right about now when it’s a winter wonderland outside…

  13. easyfoodsmith

    That soup has comfort written all over it. I have yet to give try to a potato soup and your recipe sounds very promising ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Soups are perfect for this time of year and this hearty potato soup sounds wonderful and so comforting, thanks for sharing Christin ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. This soup looks so nice and warming ๐Ÿ™‚ 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:)

  16. Baked potato soup is one of my all time favorite comfort foods. I have to try your recipe! Thank you so much for sharing!

  17. I love a good hearty potato soup and this is it! This reminds me we haven’t had it in such a long time. My son would gobble up all the bacon on top!

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