Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a creamy, comforting dish that’s perfect for chilly days. It’s like enjoying all the flavors of a fully loaded baked potato in a warm, hearty soup. Here’s a recipe to make this delicious soup at home.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup



 For the Soup:

– 4 large baking potatoes

– 2/3 cup butter

– 2/3 cup all-purpose flour

– 6 cups milk (whole or 2% for creaminess)

– 3/4 cup sour cream

– 4 green onions, chopped

– 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

– 1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon

– Salt and pepper, to taste


 For Garnish:

– Extra shredded cheddar cheese

– Chopped green onions

– Sour cream

– Crumbled bacon




  1. Bake the Potatoes:

   – Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

   – Pierce the potatoes with a fork, then bake them directly on the oven rack for about 1 hour, or until they are tender. Let them cool slightly.


  1. Prepare the Potatoes:

   – Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides. You can discard the skins or save them for another use (like potato skins).


  1. Make the Roux:

   – In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.

   – Add the flour and whisk continuously for about 2 minutes to form a roux.


  1. Add Milk and Potatoes:

   – Gradually add the milk to the roux, whisking constantly to ensure it’s smooth and free of lumps.

   – Add the scooped potato flesh to the pot. Break up some of the potato chunks for a thicker texture.


  1. Cook the Soup:

   – Cook the soup over medium heat until it starts to thicken. This should take about 10 minutes.

   – Reduce the heat to low.


  1. Add Final Ingredients:

   – Stir in the sour cream, most of the green onions (save some for garnish), shredded cheese, and crumbled bacon. 

   – Cook until everything is heated through and the cheese is melted. 

   – Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Serve:

   – Ladle the soup into bowls.

   – Garnish with extra shredded cheese, green onions, a dollop of sour cream, and some crumbled bacon.


  1. Enjoy:

   – Serve your loaded baked potato soup hot for a cozy and satisfying meal.


This soup is a crowd-pleaser and perfect for those who love the combination of potatoes, cheese, and bacon. It’s like the comfort of a baked potato in a bowl! Enjoy your meal!


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