This Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a warm and comforting soup that is quickly made in less than 30 minutes!
This quick and easy comfort food recipe comes from The I Heart Naptime Cookbook. I recently met Jamielyn, the author of this gorgeous cookbook and writer of the same titled blog – I Heart Naptime, and let me tell you guys, she is just a doll.
She’s a busy mom of three little ones, who understand the need for delicious dinners in a hurry. Can I get an Amen!?
As soon as you open this book you’ll be bookmarking each page and won’t know where to start.
Might I suggest this creamy soup as your maiden voyage into flavor town?
Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe
I was so surprised at how quickly this comfort food recipe came together.
She has a brilliant tip – microwave your potatoes to cut down on the cooking time. I quickly zapped my spuds in the microwave while I was cooking up some bacon on the stove top. Before I knew it, the soup was ready!
The only thing I did change about this recipe was that I left some of the potato skins on the potatoes. We love the texture of them and I liked how it gave the soup a little more depth.
It’s obviously totally optional and would be amazing either way.
But seriously guys, you need this book! It’s filled to the brim with not only 100 mouthwatering recipes, but also some super cute and totally do-able crafts to go along with them! I’m super excited about the possibility of these easy crafts making me look like a modern day Martha Stewart to all my friends.
It’s the little things. 😉
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HELPFUL PRODUCTS TO MAKE THIS RECIPE:
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
- 4 potatoes, scrubbed
- 8 bacon slices
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup yellow onion
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups low fat milk
- 1 cup half and half
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 tsp salt, plus more to taste
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt, plus more to taste
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 cup mild cheddar cheese
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- fresh chives, for garnish
- Pierce the potatoes multiple times with a fork, then microwave them for 12 to 15 minutes, or until tender.* Carefully halve the potatoes and let cool. Once cool enough to handle, remove the skins, and cut into chunks.
- Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and cool. Reserve up to 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat from the pan, discarding the rest. Once the bacon has cooled, crumble it into small pieces.
- In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the reserved bacon fat, garlic and onion and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the onion is tender. Slowly whisk the flour into the pan and stir for 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk and half-and-half. Keep whisking until smooth. Gradually add the chicken stock. Bring to a light simmer and whisk in the kosher salt, garlic salt and pepper. Keep at a light simmer until the mixture has thickened slightly, 5 to 7 minutes.
- If you'd like to use cheeses and bacon as a garnish, reserve 1/4 cup of t each. Stir in the remaining cheeses, remaining bacon, and the sour cream. Remove the pot from the heat. Scoop potato chunks into the pan, breaking them into small pieces or leaving them chunky, depending on your preference. Serve hot, topped with your favorite garnishes, like cheese, bacon and chives.
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