Main Dish | October 1, 2017

Baked Potato Soup

We have entered the fall season… also the season of after school activities, fall festivals, sports…. Football, soccer, softball, baseball. The evenings are busy and the air is cold. For those busy nights this is exactly what you a need, loaded baked potato soup.

Baked Potato Soup in bowls with spoons. topped with cheese, onions, and bacon

Often I’m scrambling for dinner. I know I am not the only busy mom with this problem! You get home late from practices, work, errands and need a family friendly meal in 30 minutes. This is just the recipe.

two hands holding a hearty bowl of baked potato soup, topped with cheddar cheese, onions, and bacon

A few years ago my daughter was mid-season of softball. Right across the street from the field is a grocery store. After dropping off my daughter for her warm ups the boys and I ran over to scout something out for dinner, because we were going to be at the field for the next 2.5 hours. One night I ended up grabbing a creamy, nice and cozy, loaded baked potato soup from the soup bar. Well, I grabbed it for me, but all the kids loooved it so that we all ended up eating it. The kids continued to ask for it for dinner the next week. We came up with our own baked potato soup!

onions, potatoes, garlic in a bowl

How to make baked potato soup

  1. Start by chopping up your red potatoes into bite sized pieces. I like to microwave steam them for about 8 minutes, but you can also boil them on the stovetop.
  2. While the potatoes are steaming, sauté your onions and garlic and make the roux.
  3. Slowly add milk and broth, then bacon and cheeseeeee.

a spoon picking up a bite of cheesy, gooey goodness

My boys are really picky when it comes to soups. I have hard time getting them to eat chili’s, stews and soups for some reason. Unless its chicken noodle soup I know that I’ll probably hear some complaints- until I started making this soup. It’s been a game changer. If you have picky eaters try this soup on them! let them top it with all the extra bacon and cheese they want. They’ll love it!

a bowl of Baked Potato Soup with two other small bowls in the background

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Baked Potato Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

A baked potato in a bowl loaded with flavor, perfect for crisp autumn days. 

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potato soup
Calories: 4647 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 15 turkey bacon strips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 5 cups broth
  • 1 cup cream
  • 8 small potatoes
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • for garnish extra bacon cheese and chopped green onions
Instructions
  1. Wash and cut potatoes into small bite size pieces .Place into a large stock pot, fill with water till about an 1 inch above the potatoes. Bring the potatoes to a boil and allow to boil for 5 minutes.Drain.
  2. In another pan cut bacon into small strips and cook until crispy. If you are using regular bacon omit the butter. If you are using turkey bacon you will need the butter because turkey doesn't leave much drippings.
  3. Remove bacon from pan, but not the grease.
  4. Mince onion and garlic
  5. Melt butter and add flour wisk together and add onion and garlic. Let cook until onions are translucent.
  6. Slowly stir in broth.Bring to boil until it thickens.
  7. Add cream, basil, cheese, sour cream and potatoes.
  8. Stir until combined and cheese melts.
  9. serve with garnishes.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 4647 Calories from Fat 2718
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 302g 465%
Saturated Fat 168g 840%
Cholesterol 954mg 318%
Sodium 11506mg 479%
Potassium 9261mg 265%
Total Carbohydrates 364g 121%
Dietary Fiber 32g 128%
Sugars 41g
Protein 138g 276%
Vitamin A 216.1%
Vitamin C 192.8%
Calcium 134.9%
Iron 118.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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