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 cold and rainy/snowy here today.  Perfect soup weather.  If the weather is crappy where you live, or if you just have a craving for soup, you should give this recipe a try.  I have seen and had a million different potato soup recipes but this one is hands down one of my favorites.  I spied it over on Reeni’s fabulous blog Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice.  Have you checked out her blog? You should…she is crazy talented.

I topped this soup with cheese, bacon, and green onions but you could also use sour cream and even broccoli.  Anyway, you choose to eat it it’s bound to be delicious and filling.  Enjoy!!!

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Yield: 5-6 bowls

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

For Soup:

  • 1 pound bacon (sliced short ways)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 7 cups cubed red-skinned potatoes
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (14 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

For Toppings:

  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Chopped green onions
  • Crumbled bacon

Source: Slightly Adapted from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice

Directions:

In a large pot fry bacon until crispy. Set aside on paper towel lined plate until ready to use.

Drain bacon fat from pot, reserving 2 tablespoons. Saute onion over medium heat until tender. Add in garlic and sauté till fragrant. Be careful, garlic can go from perfect to burnt very quickly. After garlic has been cooked add in vinegar to deglaze the bottom of the pan. Making sure to scrape up all the delicious bacon bits from the bottom of the pan.

Add in potatoes, chicken stock, thyme, rosemary, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then turn down heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender.

Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes in the pan, leaving some of the potatoes cubed. You can make a smooth soup (if desired) by mashing all the potatoes in the pan or using an emersion blender. Add in the can of evaporated milk and bring to a simmer. Careful, it can burn easily. Taste and re-season with salt and pepper if needed.

In a small bowl (or measuring cup) mix corn starch with COLD water. Whisk together until there are no lumps and slowly stir into the soup. Simmer for a few minutes to let the soup thicken.

Ladle into bowls and top with cheddar cheese, green onions and bacon.

 

18 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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