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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

 

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.

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.

Baked Potato Soup

 

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Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

Creamy Baked Potato Soup topped with cheese and bacon.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 24 mins
SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

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

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28 thoughts on “Baked Potato Soup”

  1. KANETRA KATRINA COOPER

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

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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! 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

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

  6. 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. 😛

  7. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

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

  8. 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 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!

  9. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

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

  10. 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!

  11. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes

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

  12. 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 😀

  13. Soups are perfect for this time of year and this hearty potato soup sounds wonderful and so comforting, thanks for sharing Christin 🙂

  14. This soup looks so nice and warming 🙂 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:)

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

  16. 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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