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!

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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!?

The I Heart Naptime Cookbook is filled with delicious recipes that are quick and easy!

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

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.

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. 😉

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

Don’t hesitate. Buy this book now. Get it on your Christmas wish-list! Or better yet, buy one for someone that you love! You won’t regret it!

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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 creamy Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 502 kcal
Author: Shawn

Ingredients

  • 4 potatoes, scrubbed
  • 8 bacon slices
  • 4 tbsp unsalted Challenge 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 kosher 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

Instructions

  • 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.
Notes
*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

Nutrition

Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 962mg | Potassium: 764mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 358mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: Baked Potato Soup, Loaded Potato Soup
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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.
96 Responses
  1. Gina

    5 stars
    I just made this and it’s worth all the extra walking I’ll be doing to make up for eating something so fattening. The recipe is easy and quick to prepare, uses ingredients I normally have around the house and I really like that. This recipe is going on the rotation for my famil, it’s delicious!

  2. Nancy Lutes

    I love these recipes. I am Pinterest deficient and like to just print them off to keep. I often have problems printing. I select print recipe but often there is not a link that actually goes to my printer. I’d say about half the time. What am I missing? Or is there a glitch in the site? Thanks!!

    1. When I press the print button it opens the printable recipe in a new tab, and my printing options pop up over that. I’m not sure how your settings work on your computer, but maybe check to see if you have it disabled on your computer?

  3. Erica Noel

    5 stars
    came out delicious..can you tell me what you would add to thin it out a little..out came out more like mash potatoes… help!!

  4. Diane Christy

    5 stars
    Have looked for a solid potato soup recipe for a loooooong time and am so glad this was the one I landed on. I used whole milk and heavy cream, so it ended up being wonderfully rich and filling. Well done!

  5. Caitlin

    5 stars
    All. The. Stars. This soup is the best thing that’s come out of my kitchen in a while. It has been bliss for this pregnant mama. Thank you!!

  6. I doubled this recipe to take to a carry-in supper in a crock-pot. Cooked the potatoes in the Instant Pot, cut the bacon (about 3/4 pound) into pieces before frying, then pretty much followed the recipe. Poured the onion, etc. roux, plus bacon, into the crock pot and heated the other ingredients in the microwave before they were added to make it easier on the crock-pot. Also added some frozen corn which also was heated. Darned good stuff, if I say so myself — others did also. Thanks for a quick & easy recipe.

  7. Anne

    5 stars
    So glad I stumbled upon this recipe, it’s delicious!! It’s the perfect consistency and richness. Thanks!

    The only changes I made was throwing in some fresh thyme with the onions/garlic, used 3 cups of whole milk, and I used some homemade ham stock. This soup is definitely going in the rotation.

  8. Mary B

    5 stars
    Wow. This was outstanding. I’ve been on the search for a good baked potato soup . I tried the one that has a ton of stars from all recipes. While the flavor was good the consistency was like slightly thinner than mashed potatoes. Way too thick. This recipe however was the PERFECT consistency. Not too thick not too thin. Just right. Not to mention the flavor is on point. Thank you SO MUCH!! Happy bellies in my house right now!

  9. 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?

  10. Carla

    3 stars
    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. 😉

  11. 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!

      1. My daughter made this for me without the bacon.(I am vegetarian) she added some corn, it was wonderful. I am going to make it tomorrow. Do
        you have any easy vegetarian recipes. I enjoy casseroles and soups.
        Thank you.
        Jo C.

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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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