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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe is the ULTIMATE comfort soup! Loaded with crispy bacon, sour cream, sharp cheddar cheese, and green onions, this soup is quicker to make than a baked potato and is perfect for a crowd or leftovers throughout the week!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Calories: 637kcal
Author: Amy Nash

Ingredients

  • 12 slices of bacon chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cream or half and half
  • 3 pounds of potatoes peeled and diced to 1 inch size cubes use waxy potato like Gold Potatoes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Toppings

  • diced green onion or chives
  • cooked bacon
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon in a large dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot over medium-high heat until crispy. Remove the bacon to a plate lined with paper towel using a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Drain all but 2-3 tablespoons of the bacon. Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes until softened, adding the garlic in the last 30 seconds.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the onions and garlic. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes until the flour is absorbed.
  • Gradually add the chicken broth while stirring. Add the milk and cream along with the potatoes, salt, and pepper.
  • Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender. Transfer 2-3 cups of the soup to a blender and cover it with a dish towel. Blend until smooth, then return to the pot. If you prefer a creamier, smoother soup with fewer chunks, you can blend more, or even all, of the soup. Don't put the lid on the blender or pressure will build up from the heat while blending.
  • Remove the soup from the heat then stir in the sour cream, cheddar cheese, and half of the reserved bacon.
  • Serve with the remaining bacon, green onions, additional cheese, and sour cream on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 637kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1668mg | Potassium: 1374mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 718IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 3mg