Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a super quick and creamy version. My whole family devoured this delicious recipe!

This Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a warm and comforting soup that is quickly made in less than 30 minutes!

Watch this short video to see how easily it’s made!

So yummy, right?!

This Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a super quick and creamy version. My whole family devoured this delicious recipe!


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!?

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe

This Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a super quick and creamy version. My whole family devoured this delicious 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!

This Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a super quick and creamy version. My whole family devoured this delicious recipe!

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.

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This Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a super quick and creamy version. My whole family devoured this delicious recipe!

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a super quick and creamy version. My whole family devoured this delicious recipe!

This creamy Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 large russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 8 bacon slices
  • 4 tbsp unsalted Challenge Butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low fat milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Minced fresh chives, for garnish


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


*If desired, you can bake your potatoes in the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and bake the potatoes directly on the rack for 45 minutes or until fork tender.

Recipe from: The I Heart Naptime Cookbook

Keywords: Baked Potato Soup, Loaded Potato Soup

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. This book was gifted to me. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
68 Responses
  1. Alicia

    I’m wanting to try this recipe tomorrow. Has anyone tried in the crock pot? I’m worried about curdling milk. Possibly add all dairy toward the end?

  2. Carla

    This was ok- if I would make it again I would definitely add more chicken stock, it came out more like a stew. But 30 mins? You gotta share that magic you’re working in the kitchen, this took me well over an hour!

    1. You can definitely add more milk or chicken broth if you like a thinner consistency. As for the 30 minutes, I find I can breeze through a recipe if I have all the ingredients out and ready to go. Multitasking can also come in handy. 😉

  3. Crystal

    Trying this tonight! Thank you for posting this! I had already baked my potatoes this morning while getting everyone ready and I was trying to find an easy recipe once the kids get home. Whew! Here it is! Thank you everyone for all your added ideas and substitutions too. I like to use what I have on-hand if I haven’t gotten it from my last grocery run. I will be checking out more of your recipes!

  4. I just made this soup and it is delicious. I can’t wait for my family to get home for dinner. It was a fairly quick recipe. I already had everything I needed. I may end up eating most of it before it can be served, it is that good.

  5. Sara

    Really good baked potato soup! Everything was great about it. I didn’t have half and half so I just used 1 cup of milk with an additional Tbs of butter.

  6. Skittles

    This is a great recipie! I am very picky about my loaded potato soup….. well I’m picky about soup in general and my favorite potato soup is from o Charley’s and although I thought about trying a copycat recipe for some reason my gut pulled to this one and I’m glad I did bc I am absolutely in love with this recipe. Made it just the way it says only boiled the potatoes instead bc I realized too late and bc I love potatoes I used 2 more than what it calls for

  7. Mac

    Ok, so I’ve never commented on a recipe blog before but I felt like I had to with this one. This soup is SO GOOD! Like, I can’t believe I even made something that tasted this delicious. I followed the recipe pretty much exactly except that I did not add the extra bacon grease back in and cooked everything in the same pot. I will definitely be making this again and I highly recommend anyone reading this to do the same. 10/10!

  8. Paua

    So I am making this as we speak and my soup is super thin! I thought I followed the recipe to a T but it’s not thickening like I expected. Am pretty new to cooking and don’t want to ruin it. What can I do to make it thicken up?

  9. Samantha

    Really delicious. I used half American cheese and half sharp cheddar. I skipped the sour cream at the end too and it was plenty rich! Will definitely make again.

  10. Stacy Dean Seymour

    This was the best! So easy to make. I boiled my chopped potatoes instead of microwave. While they cooled, I made sizzled up my onions, added celery,chive and butter to the bacon grease in the potatoe pan. I slowly added the flour to make the rue; not to hot to scold! Added milk— forwent the half and half for added chicken broth! To Shazam it, I added pulled chicken from Sams Club! This recipe was divine. My husband nicknamed it Potato Heart Attack Soup!

  11. Gracie

    Just made this soup, it is delicious!! I mostly followed the recipe, except I used more onions, used some jalapeno velveeta cheese in place of mild cheddar, as we like a little spice. This will be our go to loaded potato soup recipe for sure, even if we might tweek it a bit!! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Alva Jones

    Outstanding, Thank You! I always have a hard time making “créeme” dishes but this was easy & so good. My husbands favorite soup, I really appreciate the step by step instructions as well since the 2nd time around had my teenagers make it for dad, and it was just as good.

  13. Rebecca

    Really good recipe, and turned out great! I used whole cream vs half-and-half and added more bacon, but just a personal preference. Definitely will make again, though.

  14. Steven

    This potato soup recipe that went over really well. twice I have made it and it is really delicious. This week I tried something new. It was amazing.

    Try smoking the potatoes until fork tender in a smoker using wood of your choice. I used apple wood. Peel them after they have cooled to be able to safely handle. Chop to desired size and incorporate into the recipe as written. An amazing, delicious twist.

  15. Lisa

    This looks like a wonderful soup recipe – it’s on my list for this week! One thing I like to do with baked potato soup is dice the potatoes into smallish cubes – I do a light coat of oil on half and bake them off in the oven – I put the other half into the soup to cook – the different textures of the potatoes is amazing!! 🙂

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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