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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup is the ultimate comfort food! This creamy, rich soup takes just 40 minutes and is topped with your favorite baked potato fixings!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potato soup, potato soup
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 572kcal
Author: Kristin Maxwell


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup diced onion about half of one medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups nonfat milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 large russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 8 slices bacon diced and cooked crisp
  • Chives minced


  • Melt butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for one minute more. Whisk in flour and cook until golden, about 2 minutes.
  • Gradually whisk in milk and heavy cream, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Gradually pour in the chicken broth and whisk until combined. Stir in potatoes and bring the mixture to a simmer (do not boil).
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes, stirring often to keep the bottom from burning.
  • Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp. Drain grease and chop into bite sized pieces.
  • Stir in sour cream, half of the shredded cheddar cheese, and half of the bacon. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired. If the soup is too thick, add more milk as needed until the consistency is to your liking.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with chives, and the remaining shredded cheddar cheese and bacon, if desired.


Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 619mg | Potassium: 740mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1386IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 457mg | Iron: 2mg