Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This loaded baked potato soup is packed full of red potatoes, bacon, cheese and green onions. You’ll love all the flavor packed into this soup and it’s ready in just 1 hour! Hello, delicious! 

This loaded baked potato soup is packed full of red potatoes, bacon, cheese and green onions. You'll love all the flavor packed into this soup and it's ready in just 1 hour! Hello, delicious! 

It’s -10 degrees outside right now. 

Not cool. 

I actually managed to get out of my warm bed and hit the gym this morning but not after some serious debating on whether or not it would be worth it. 

Don’t worry. I made the right decision. 

I went to the gym and did some rowing, bench pressing, and overhead press. I’m crazy sore today but all in all, it was worth it. 

Plus, I’m going to Florida next week (I SWEAR IT BETTER BE WARM!) so I’m not exactly going to be lifting weights while I’m hanging out with my niece and nephew. 

This loaded baked potato soup is packed full of red potatoes, bacon, cheese and green onions. You'll love all the flavor packed into this soup and it's ready in just 1 hour! Hello, delicious! 

I’m hoping it’s the perfect temperature in Florida so I can go for walks and not roast to death. 

The last time I was there I tried my hardest to want to hang out outside but I cannot handle the true Florida heat. 

I’m simply not built for 100-degree weather. 

I’m also not built for -10-degree weather. 

I feel like I need to find a balance. 

Maybe San Diego? 

This loaded baked potato soup is packed full of red potatoes, bacon, cheese and green onions. You'll love all the flavor packed into this soup and it's ready in just 1 hour! Hello, delicious! 

Ok, while I’ll figure out where I should live I should tell you a bit about this loaded baked potato soup. 

I actually made it back in 2011 but the recipe needed a little revamping and definitely needed new photos. So, I did just that! 

I actually make this soup all the time and thought it was high time I added in a few changes I made throughout the years. 

The biggest change I did was the use of fresh herbs. It brings such a bright note to the soup that really helps the potato shine. 

So often potato soup is super bland and just tastes like the toppings you pile on top. 

Well, this soup has flavor!

This loaded baked potato soup is packed full of red potatoes, bacon, cheese and green onions. You'll love all the flavor packed into this soup and it's ready in just 1 hour! Hello, delicious! 

What’s in loaded baked potato soup?

If you think about all the stuffed and loaded baked potatoes you have had in your life that is what this soup can offer you. 

I have topped it with bacon, cheese, sour cream, and broccoli. 

For the photos, I kept it simple – bacon, cheese, and green onions. 

But, if you want to add more protein it’s great topped with leftover grilled chicken and broccoli. 

This loaded baked potato soup is packed full of red potatoes, bacon, cheese and green onions. You'll love all the flavor packed into this soup and it's ready in just 1 hour! Hello, delicious! 

This soup is super filling but I usually find myself trying to squeeze in another bowl because it’s so freaking delicious. 

Plus, I just really love any soup that is covered in bacon. 

Who’s with me? 

This loaded baked potato soup is packed full of red potatoes, bacon, cheese and green onions. You'll love all the flavor packed into this soup and it's ready in just 1 hour! Hello, delicious! 

I know bacon is not as cool as it used to be but I’m still crushing on it pretty hard. 

Well, to be honest, I’ve always loved it. 

It was never a fad to me. 

This loaded baked potato soup is packed full of red potatoes, bacon, cheese and green onions. You'll love all the flavor packed into this soup and it's ready in just 1 hour! Hello, delicious! 

The one question I get a lot about this recipe is why use evaporated milk? 

If you’re not familiar with evaporated milk it’s milk with half the water removed. So it’s creamier without all the fat of heavy cream. 

If you’re not sure where to find evaporated milk it’s usually in the baking aisle. 

Just a little helpful grocery shopping hint. 

This loaded baked potato soup is packed full of red potatoes, bacon, cheese and green onions. You'll love all the flavor packed into this soup and it's ready in just 1 hour! Hello, delicious! 

Love this loaded baked potato soup?

Try my Peruvian Chicken SoupSpicy Thai Pumpkin SoupCreamy Carrot Orange SoupItalian Sausage Fennel White Bean SoupLemon Chicken Vegetable Farro SoupInstant Pot Asian Chicken and Rice Soup or my Chilean Carbonada Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
This loaded baked potato soup is packed full of red potatoes, bacon, cheese and green onions. You'll love all the flavor packed into this soup and it's ready in just 1 hour! Hello, delicious! 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon, diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 8 cups cubed red-skinned potatoes
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese, for topping
  • Chopped green onion, for topping
  • Sour cream, for topping

Instructions

  1. In a medium-large soup pot fry bacon over medium high heat until crispy.
  2. Put the bacon on a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
  3. Drain bacon fat from pot, reserving 2 tablespoons.
  4. Add the onions, thyme, rosemary, oregano, kosher salt and black pepper to the bacon fat and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent in color.
  5. Add in garlic and sauté till fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  6. Deglaze the pan with the apple cider vinegar and scrape up all the bits from the bottom of the pan.
  7. Add in potatoes and chicken stock.
  8. Bring to a boil and then turn down heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  9. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes in the pan, leaving some of the potatoes cubed.
  10. You can make a smoother soup (if desired) by using an emersion blender in the pot or by adding the potatoes and stock to a blender and blend.
  11. Add in the can of evaporated milk and bring to a simmer. Careful, it can burn easily.
  12. Taste and re-season with salt and pepper if needed.
  13. Ladle into bowls and top with cheddar cheese, green onions and crispy bacon.
This loaded baked potato soup is packed full of red potatoes, bacon, cheese and green onions. You'll love all the flavor packed into this soup and it's ready in just 1 hour! Hello, delicious! 

25 Responses to “Loaded Baked Potato Soup”

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    Sue — February 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    It’s been raining all day here and I love it! I also love potato soup:) Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — February 25, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    This soup sounds great! I haven’t made potato soup in a while… Will have to add it to the menu next week! 🙂

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    Shelly — February 25, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I must give this one a try! I LOVE potato soup and I think this one could be a new love 🙂

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    Erica — February 25, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    YUM! Baked potato soup is so good! I always get so excited when I have a bowl….I always end up burning my tongue! Hope you have a fantastic weekend

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    megan — February 25, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    It’s a thumbs up from me! 🙂

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    Joanne — February 25, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Reeni lovers UNITE! This potato soup looks fabulous. It’s a good thing I have two russets sitting here or else I’d HAVE to make a trip to the store!

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    5 Star Foodie — February 25, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    A perfectly delicious and warming soup on a rainy day!

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    Katerina — February 26, 2011 at 11:24 am

    It is rainy and windy here also. this soup sounds like a great idea!

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    Veronica — February 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Guess I need to break down and make some of this soup. Seems everyone and their grandma is on the loaded baked potato soup wagon except for me. I hate being left out! 🙂

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    Jen_from_NJ — February 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Great soup! Bacon, cheddar + sour cream = delicious!

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    Kerstin — February 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Mmm, what a warm and comforting soup – Reeni has the best recipes 🙂

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    Keeley — February 27, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Mmm… I know this was good!

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    grace — February 28, 2011 at 1:30 am

    talk about a hearty soup! this one can satisfy any and all cravings on a frigid, blustery day.

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    Tiffany — February 28, 2011 at 8:00 am

    This looks so delicious! Definitely a perfect soup for rainy/snowy weather!

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    claudia lamascolo/aka pegasuslegend — March 2, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    look fantastic!

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    Shelby — March 3, 2011 at 6:16 am

    This looks so good! Its been a long time since I’ve had potato soup!

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    Reeni — March 4, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you for making my soup! I think you’ve made it once before? I love it. And look at all these sweet comments – makes me feel all warm and snuggly inside.

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    Van @ Your Smart Kitchen — March 22, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Super rich and creamy! Perfect for everything. Thanks for this new soup idea.

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    Dee — January 23, 2019 at 12:09 am

    This looks amazing! I love soup, especially potato soup, so I’ve gotta try this

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    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert — January 23, 2019 at 1:59 am

    This is such an amazing flavor combo!! Would love to try it! I’m going to have to try this.

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    cake lover — January 23, 2019 at 2:05 am

    awesome recipe

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    Mahy Elamin — January 23, 2019 at 4:24 am

    This was the best! So easy to make. This recipe was divine. My husband nicknamed it Potato Heart Attack Soup!

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    Chrissie Baker — January 23, 2019 at 4:26 am

    This potato soup recipe that went over really well. twice I have made it and it is really delicious. This week I tried something new. It was amazing.

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    Catalina — January 23, 2019 at 6:39 am

    This baked potato soup looks totally irresistible! So yummy!

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    ajay rana — June 17, 2019 at 7:08 am

    awesome reipe

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