Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This creamy Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes!

Prep Time10minutes 
Cook Time25minutes 

Total Time35minutes 
Course: Soup

Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 502 kcal


    • 4 potatoesscrubbed
    • 8 bacon slices
    • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 2 garlic clovesminced
    • 1/4 cup yellow onion

    • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups low fat milk
    • 1 cup half and half
    • 2 cups chicken stock
    • 1 tsp saltplus more to taste
    • 1/2 tsp garlic saltplus more to taste

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • fresh chivesfor garnish


  • Pierce the potatoes multiple times with a fork, then microwave them for 12 to 15 minutes, or until tender.* Carefully halve the potatoes and let cool. Once cool enough to handle, remove the skins, and cut into chunks.
  • Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and cool. Reserve up to 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat from the pan, discarding the rest. Once the bacon has cooled, crumble it into small pieces.
  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the reserved bacon fat, garlic and onion and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the onion is tender. Slowly whisk the flour into the pan and stir for 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk and half-and-half. Keep whisking until smooth. Gradually add the chicken stock. Bring to a light simmer and whisk in the kosher salt, garlic salt and pepper. Keep at a light simmer until the mixture has thickened slightly, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • If you’d like to use cheeses and bacon as a garnish, reserve 1/4 cup of t each. Stir in the remaining cheeses, remaining bacon, and the sour cream. Remove the pot from the heat. Scoop potato chunks into the pan, breaking them into small pieces or leaving them chunky, depending on your preference. Serve hot, topped with your favorite garnishes, like cheese, bacon and chives.


Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 962mg | Potassium: 764mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 358mg | Iron: 2mg

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