Loaded Potato Soup

This loaded potato soup is a creamy and hearty dish that’s perfect for a cozy night in. With the combination of tender potatoes, crispy bacon, and a blend of cheddar cheeses, this soup is a comforting and satisfying meal that will warm you up from the inside out.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This loaded potato soup is a delicious and comforting dish that’s perfect for a chilly evening. It’s easy to make and is packed with flavor, making it a great option for a family dinner or a casual get-together with friends.


  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 large Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 ½ cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 ½ cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup chopped chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a Dutch oven or heavy stockpot over medium heat, brown the bacon. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon from the pan, reserving the grease. Add enough butter to make 2 tablespoons of fat. Melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the potatoes and onions to the pan, cooking for 5 minutes or until the onions are soft. Add the garlic and the cayenne pepper, cooking for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Using a slotted spoon, remove the potatoes, onions, and garlic to a bowl or plate, reserving any fat in the pan.
  3. Melt enough butter to make 4 tablespoons of fat. Sprinkle in 1/4 cup flour and whisk to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Whisk in the chicken broth and milk in several intervals, alternating between the two.
  4. Add the potatoes, onions, and garlic back to the pot and simmer until the potatoes are tender.
  5. Whisk in both shredded cheeses until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the bacon, sour cream, chives, and salt and pepper to taste.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Kcal: 450 per serving


This loaded potato soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop over low heat, stirring occasionally until heated through.

Recipe Tips:

For a thicker soup, you can mash some of the potatoes with a fork or a potato masher before adding the shredded cheese. This will help thicken the soup and give it a heartier texture.

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