Loaded baked potato soup makes a warm, comforting potato soup recipe. Made with baked potatoes blended into a creamy soup and topped with your potato bar favorites!
Potato soup. Just the name alone makes me go, “ummmmmmm!”
Hearty, warming, and oh so very comforting. It is one of my favorites to turn to during cooler months. Like yesterday when the weather turned colder and we were faced with a wintry mix of sleet and rain during lunch time. I knew it would be just the thing to warm us all up from being out and about getting things prepped around the farm before the bad weather set in.
Since this potato soup recipe utilizes pre-cooking your potatoes , you can have this soup on the table and ready for supper in 20 minutes. That makes it a sure-fire winner on busy weeknights when everyone is starving as soon as they walk through the door from Scouts, after school activities or work or for a body warming lunch on days like yesterday.
If you would like to use this recipe as a meatless-type meal, you can easily substitute a vegetable broth for the chicken broth used in the recipe and just omit the bacon altogether. It still tastes delicious!
Here’s the recipe for this oh so simple Loaded Baked Potato Soup. I hope you love it.
- 3-4 medium baked potatoes
- 3-4 thick-cut bacon slices
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 4 cups milk
- 1 cup chicken broth
- ½ teaspoon salt
- cheddar cheese, grated
- spring onions, sliced
- caramelized onions
- sour cream
- Cut bacon into large slices and cook over medium heat in at least a 3-quart Dutch oven until crisp and cooked throughout. With a slotted spoon, remove cooked bacon from the Dutch oven. Whisk the flour into the bacon renderings until well-combined but do not cook until browned. Whisk in milk, chicken stock, and salt. Continue stirring until soup has thickened and begins to bubble, about 12 minutes.
- Split baked potatoes in half and scoop insides of the baked potatoes into the thickened soup. Using a potato masher or an immersion blender, incorporate the baked potatoes into the soup until well combined.
- Top with optional toppings.
Originally published January 2013. Republished February 2015.