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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Has anyone else felt the arctic blast this week? The temps finally dipped down in the DC area dramatically yesterday and the sudden brisk weather instantly put me in the mood for a hearty soup. I love making soups since they are normally easy and can feed the fam for multiple nights. Coming home from work in the dark doesn’t feel quite so bad when you already have dinner ready to go! My slightly tweaked take on the classic potato soup is no exception. Plus I mean, hello bacon…

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

12 slices bacon
½ cup margarine
⅔ cup all-purpose flour
6 cups reduced fat milk
4 large russet/white potatoes, peeled and cubed into bite sized peices
1 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese4 green onions, chopped
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Optional: 1 cup chicken broth


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until browned. Drain, crumble, and set aside. (I sometimes also cook bacon on a raised rack on a baking sheet in the oven on 400 degrees and this also worked).
  2. In a stock pot or Dutch oven, melt the margarine over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk, whisking constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes and onions. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  3. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Mix in bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.
  4. Garnish with green onions, bacon and cheese as desired. If thickness is too thick add chicken broth to thin out. I found this especially helpful on the second day of the soup.


  • jillian

    yummm talk about comfort food! this looks so tasty! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    November 14, 2014 at 8:56 am Reply
  • alyson

    wow, this looks so good!! only wish it was ready for me right now. 🙂


    November 14, 2014 at 10:47 am Reply
  • Jennifer Fabulous

    So glad to be back here. 🙂 I’ve been keeping up with you via Facebook, but there’s something cozy about being back on your blog, away from the sterile environment of social media.

    This potato soup looks ridiculously amazing. Potato soup is my favorite in the fall/winter. I’m going to have to pin this recipe asap!

    November 15, 2014 at 1:14 am Reply
  • Michelle F.

    That looks so good. I love the bacon garnish.

    November 21, 2014 at 12:25 am Reply
  • Heather

    Oh my gosh! Baked potato soup is one of my absolutely favorite comfort foods. This looks like a great recipe!!

    November 21, 2014 at 12:29 am Reply
  • Liz Mays

    That’s a total feel-good soup for me. Looks delish!

    November 21, 2014 at 12:59 am Reply
  • Danielle

    I love soup. Like really really love soup and potato soup is one of my favs so I know I would love this.

    November 21, 2014 at 3:12 am Reply
  • Mistee Dawn

    Oh my. That looks so delicious. I will definitely have to make some of this for my hubby.

    November 21, 2014 at 3:57 am Reply
  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    That sounds so good. I love potato soup!

    November 21, 2014 at 5:24 am Reply
  • Terri Ingraham | Sugar Free Glow

    I seriously had a dream about baked potatoes last night–so crazy! The bacon on top looks so good…YUM!

    November 21, 2014 at 6:59 am Reply
  • Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)

    THis looks great. Its the perfect comfort soup for this chilly weather!

    November 21, 2014 at 9:02 am Reply
  • Debra

    This looks incredible! I love loaded baked potato soup!

    November 21, 2014 at 12:02 pm Reply
  • Amy Kelsch

    Looks awesome!!!! I am definitely pinning for later! Thanks!

    November 21, 2014 at 12:57 pm Reply
  • Sandra @ A Dash of Sanity

    Loaded Baked Potato Soup is ultimate comfort food. This looks so amazing.

    November 21, 2014 at 1:10 pm Reply
  • Dawn

    I love loaded baked potato soup! This recipe sounds delicious!

    November 22, 2014 at 10:02 am Reply
  • Patranila

    This looks deilcious! I may have to try this after the holiday!

    November 22, 2014 at 4:43 pm Reply
  • JanetGoingCrazy

    Baked potato soup is one of my favorite soups. Yours looks delicious!

    November 22, 2014 at 9:53 pm Reply

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