Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded Potato Soup

As the weather begins to get frosty, warm meals are a go to. Autumn is officially soup season in our house. A nice big bowl of homemade Loaded Potato Soup topped with grated cheese, crunchy chopped bacon and bright green onions tops the list as one of our favorite soups. 

loaded potato soup

I used to make this soup for my husband because he absolutely loves potatoes. But now my daughter has adopted it as her favorite soup too. She’s always been a fan of pureed soups. As a 3 year old she loved asparagus soup or “green soup” as she called it. Funny enough, once I used broccoli instead of asparagus in her “green soup” (it wasn’t asparagus season). She could tell the difference! At 3 years old she knew it wasn’t her “green soup!” Mealtime is always an adventure with a toddler. 🙂

loaded potato soup

Now my daughter is much more adventurous. She enjoys her asparagus soup, but she’s just as excited to eat a big bowl of Cream of Broccoli Soup. And as I mentioned, it seems this Loaded Potato Soup now tops the list. I think it’s because of all the fun toppings — the crunchy bacon pieces, grated cheese, bright green onions and sometimes even sour cream.

This Loaded Potato Soup tastes like everything you love in a loaded baked potato. All the flavors of the warm potato, butter, salt, pepper, and all the toppings combined together in a soup that’ll warm you up as you take each bite.

loaded potato soup

Besides the fact that everyone in my family enjoys eating this soup, I like making it because it’s easy and the cleanup is a breeze. It only takes one pot, which is just so nice in a dinner, because really who likes to spend all evening in front of the kitchen sink.

But in addition to an easy cleanup, what’s really neat about this one pot meal is the end product. In the end, your soup has so many layers of flavor. The base of this Loaded Potato Soup is the bacon, then the onions, celery and garlic and finally the potatoes. And since you cook the potatoes in the soup broth you get all vitamins and nutrients from the vegetable in your broth. It’s what I like to call the perfect way to eat a vegetable.

loaded potato soup

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Loaded Potato Soup
As the weather begins to get frosty, warm meals are a go to. Autumn is officially soup season in our house. A nice big bowl of homemade Loaded Potato Soup topped with grated cheese, crunchy chopped bacon and bright green onions tops the list as one of our favorite soups. 
loaded potato soup
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
loaded potato soup
Instructions
  1. Heat a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat and add the bacon.
  2. Once cooked, remove the bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate. Drain all but about 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat. Add the onions and celery and cook on low-medium until the onions are translucent, about 5-8 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute.
  3. Push the veggies to the side of the pot and add butter and flour to the opposite side. Whisk the butter and flour together until the butter is melted and the flour is incorporated, then whisk with the veggies.
  4. Turn the heat to medium-high and slowly add the chicken stock while whisking.
  5. Add the potatoes. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
  6. Stir in the milk and cream. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
  7. Turn off the stove and puree the soup in the pot with an immersion blender. If you don’t have an immersion blender, puree the soup in batches in a blender.
  8. Serve topped with grated cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream and sliced green onions or chives.
Recipe Notes

Alternatively, instead of the whole milk and heavy cream you could use 1 1/2 cups of half and half.

loaded potato soup

I’m sharing my Loaded Potato Soup on the following pages:

Cook Blog Share hosted by Kristy at Hijacked By Twins, Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie, Jacqui at Recipes Made Easy, and Monkia at Everyday Healthy Recipes.

Recipe of the Week hosted by Emily at A Mummy Too.Cook

Once Eat Twice hosted by Corina at Searching for Spice.

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7 comments on “Loaded Potato Soup

  1. You had me at loaded! This looks amazing, perfect for warming up in the winter!

  2. It looks delicious! I love soups at this time of year and potato is so comforting, especially topped with the bacon pieces.

  3. This really is the ultimate comfort food! Sounds delicious! Thank you for bringing this tasty soup to #CookBlogShare:)

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