Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Hello everyone! Hope your winter isn’t as shiverious (is that word? Google doesn’t think so…but I do) as it has been here in Indiana! It’s been high time to batten down the hatches and curl up next to the space heater. It’s the perfect weather for a warm creamy soup. If that sounds good too, then you are in luck. I have just the thing! Loaded Baked Potato soup!

Potato soup and this little expansion of that have become quite popular as I see tons or recipes around. I hesitated in adding this post because, why add another loaded potato soup to the internet. That said, I figured that mine always earns high praise (it’s Hayleys favorite dish) and everyone else seems to love it. So why not share it with the world!

Cutting potatoes

It’s a very thick and hearty soup that we actually base a whole dinner around, it really is that filling! Starting with a roux (if you wanna learn a little more about that go here), then adding a high fat content milk (2% or whole), you will get a delicious base to build the rest off of.

One thing different than some is that I add a couple of chicken bouillon cubes. It not only adds salt but also that savoriness of chicken that helps prevents the dish from becoming bland. Another tip is when I prepare the bacon, I use a whole package at once. I use kitchen shears to slice the bacon into tiny pieces. This way the whole package fits in a 12-in skillet no problem and I don’t have to chop anything afterwards!

Cooking baking in a skillet

Once finished you can really make an impact by saving some of the green onion, bacon and cheese to use as a garnish (maybe even a dollop of daisy). What you get is a stupendous presentation to wow anyone you are trying to impress.

If you happen to try it out, let me know! As always, if you have any questions I am at your service! Enjoy!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Green Onion, Sour Cream, Bacon and Cheese

 

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

January 17, 2018
: 6
: 20 min
: 40 min
: 1 min
: Easy

A yummy, delicious soup that is creamy, hearty and full of flavor!

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Ingredients
  • 5 Medium Russet potato
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4T butter
  • 4 cup milk
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 12 oz bacon (cooked and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper
Directions
  • Step 1 Peel and cube your potato (I prefer a small cube) and submerge in water if not being cooked immediately
  • Step 2 Melt the butter over medium heat and then add the flour. Cook until bubbly, continue to cook another minute.
  • Step 3 Slowly, about 1/4 cup at a time, add the milk and whisk. Wait until thickened then add another 1/4 cup. Continue until the first two cups of milk are fully incorporated.
  • Step 4 Add the last two cups of milk and chicken bouillon then switch to a high temp spatula.
  • Step 5 Cook and stir until thickened and slightly bubbly. Add your potatoes and green onions. (save a pinch of onion for garnish).
  • Step 6 Simmer on medium to medium low until potatoes are tender. This should be about twenty minutes.
  • Step 7 Once cooked, remove from heat and stir in sour cream, bacon and cheddar cheese (preserving some for garnish). Mix until incorporated.
  • Step 8 Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Step 9 Garnish with bacon, sour cream, green onion, and cheese.
  • Step 10 Serve and enjoy!
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5 thoughts on “Loaded Baked Potato Soup”

  • It has been silly cold this year up here in upstate New York. This is our 7th winter here, and I swear each one is colder than the last. But cold days require good bowls of soup, and I’m craving a bowl of this potato soup like it’s nobody’s business right now! As far as posting another baked potato soup (or any other recipe), do it! There might be a ton of recipes already out there, but the internet is a big place. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this one…I’ll have to keep this on the idea list for these cold days!

    • Oh tell me about it! Last two winters here have been ridiculously warm but it has returned with avengence! Not used to it!! Brr!

      Good point though! I’ll be sure to have no further hesitations.

  • Oh sweet! I loaded baked potato soup recipe without heavy cream, YASSS! Sure, your recipe has sour cream but I think sour cream has less fat than heavy. Either way, your soup looks amazing, especially on a cold and rainy PNW night.

    • Thanks Christina!! Yeah and honestly I sometimes find heavy cream is just too rich and bleh.

      Now I’m totally just spit balling here but MAYBE if we we’re gonna try and get this a bit healthier I’d swap out the butter for any healthier fat. Go with a lighter turkey or vegan bacon. Maybe even a Greek yogurt in place of sour cream would work too. Again , haven’t tried any of that out so results would totally vary but in my head it makes sense lol. I’d just be weary of going lower than 1% milk.

      Just a thought though!!

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Here in South Africa, we are in the middle of Summer, but this soup looks so good, that I will take it any time of the year. It looks so perfect and comforting.
    Thank you for the delicious recipe, Matt, it looks amazing 🙂

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