As the weather begins to get frosty, warm meals are a go to. Autumn is officially soup season in our house, and there is no better warm meal than a nice big bowl of homemade 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. Ever since she was 3 years old she’s loved asparagus soup or “green soup” as she called it. But last year when she saw all the toppings I set out for her potato soup she was immediately excited by a soup that’s topped with crunchy bacon pieces, sour cream and grated cheese. How could anything topped with bacon be bad?
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.
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.