Easy Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Cold nights are better with this Easy Loaded Baked Potato Soup! Red potatoes with applewood smoked bacon, lots of cream, cheddar cheese, green onions, and sour cream. Each bowl is deliciously topped with extra cheese, green onions, bacon, and a dollop of sour cream. Basically the entire soup just sprinkled on top but who cares? This is the best indulgent soup! Serve it as an easy dinner or a delicious lunch to stay warm through these winter months.

three bowls of baked potato soup on a concrete board with cheddar cheese, green onions, and bacon sprinkled around with a spoon

This really has been the month of easy, comforting recipes here. As you probably already know, it’s very cold here in North Carolina and it’s just time for warm, cozy recipes!

When the the temps start dropping below 30 degrees, all I want is hot chocolate and soup.

Specifically this soup. I’m really not kidding. My mom has been making this soup since I was a little girl. It’s always been one of my absolute favorites. I can never get enough!

The recipe is written on a small, blue note page. There are notes all over it from my mom making adjustments! It’s almost impossible to read but that’s when you know a recipe is good.

a bowl of baked potato soup on a concrete board with cheddar cheese and bacon sprinkled around

For me, this soup is the literal definition of comfort. It brings back such good memories from when I was little. There is absolutely nothing better.

Annnnd yeah, maybe it’s not the healthiest soup but the flavor is unmatched. The creamy soup with chunks of potato and small bites of bacon make this decadent soup a favorite for everyone!

what kind of potatoes are best for potato soup

The best kind of potatoes are red or yukon gold potatoes. They taste the absolute best inside this soup. Baking potatoes are too starchy and bland, not really adding anything to this soup.

two bowls of baked potato soup on a concrete board with cheddar cheese, green onions, and bacon sprinkled around

how to make baked potato soup

First, gather the ingredients.

ingredients for baked potato soup on a marble board

Peel and chop the potatoes into smaller chunks. Set aside.

chopped potatoes in a glass bowl

In a large stock pot, place butter over medium-low heat. Once melted, add flour and whisk until smooth. About 2 minutes. Add milk one cup at a time and whisk continuously. The butter and flour mixture will become lumpy and thick after the first few additions of milk, this is normal! Just keep adding milk and whisking until no more milk remains.

Add the chopped potatoes. Let cook until the mixture starts to thicken. This’ll take about 5-10 minutes.

potatoes added to butter, milk, and flour mixture

Once the soup has thickened, add the bacon and green onions. Let cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add cheddar cheese and stir until completely melted.

Stir in the sour cream and let the soup sit over low heat until warmed through. The sour cream is our “secret ingredient”. It really rounds out the flavors and is the perfect addition!

Season the soup with salt and pepper before serving. Always serve hot!

can you freeze baked potato soup?

Technically, you can but I personally wouldn’t. The soup will become grainy and unappetizing. The best way to store this soup is to keep it in the fridge in an airtight container! It’ll last anywhere between 3-5 days.

baked potato soup on a marble coaster

Expert tips:

  • Do not use baking potatoes!
  • When baking your potatoes, just wash them and place them in the oven. You don’t have to do anything special. Just until fork tender.
  • Once you add the milk to the butter and flour mixture, it will thicken! Don’t panic. Just keep stirring and adding milk.
  • Don’t skip adding the sour cream. It rounds out the flavors and gives the soup an amazing depth.
  • Always serve this soup hot!

When you make this Easy Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #MSDHospitality.

three bowls of baked potato soup on a concrete board

Easy Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Traci
This easy loaded baked potato soup is simple easy to make, creamy, and absolutely delicious! It is the definition of comfort food.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 836 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • cup butter
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 7 cups whole milk
  • 4 pounds potatoes baked, peeled, and diced
  • 1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup sour cream

Instructions

  • In an 8 quart soup pot or dutch oven over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Whisk in flour until smooth.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and continue whisking for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add milk, one cup at a time, whisking well after each addition.
  • Once all milk has been incorporated, add potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture starts to thicken, about 5-10 minutes (depending on how your stovetop cooks).
  • Stir in bacon and green onions and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add cheese and stir until melted.
  • Stir in sour cream.
  • Heat through.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

Notes

  • Do not use baking potatoes!
  • When baking your potatoes, just wash them and place them in the oven. You don’t have to do anything special. Just bake until fork tender.
  • Once you add the milk to the butter and flour mixture, it will thicken! Don’t panic. Just keep stirring and adding milk.
  • Don’t skip adding the sour cream. It rounds out the flavors and gives the soup an amazing depth.
  • Always serve this soup hot!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 836kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 38gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 1278mgFiber: 5gSugar: 15g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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