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!?

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


  • 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


  • 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.
*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


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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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.
116 Responses
  1. Monica

    5 stars
    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.

  2. Sara

    5 stars
    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.

  3. Skittles

    5 stars
    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

  4. Mac

    5 stars
    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!

  5. 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?

  6. Samantha

    4 stars
    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.

  7. Stacy Dean Seymour

    5 stars
    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!

  8. 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!!

  9. 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.

  10. Rebecca

    5 stars
    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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!! 🙂

  13. Stacy

    Hi, this soup looks amazing. I was just wondering if you think it would be ok the substitute Cream cheese for the sour cream? I have an issue with sour cream, but cream cheese doesn’t bother me. Thoughts????

  14. Peggy

    I miss loaded potato soup! Thanks to cancer treatments, I can no longer tolerate much dairy. Do you think this recipe would work with lactose free milk & cream (maybe coconut cream)?

    1. Shawn

      I bet the lactose free milk would be fine, but I’m thinking coconut cream would give it too much of a coconut flavor and won’t be appetizing for this recipe.

  15. Jamielyn Nye

    One of my families favorites! We make this atleast once a month during the winer. So glad you enjoyed the book! Thanks again for the feature! You’re the best. XO

    1. Shawn

      I’m not sure, I haven’t tried to cook it in a crock pot. I have, however, made this on the stove top and placed it in my slow cooker to keep warm for guests.

  16. Susan Williams

    I have tried a lot of different potato soup recipes. And they’re usually too thin, or not creamy enough, or too bland. I never found one that I thought, “Oh, this is a good..this is my potato soup recipe from now on.” Well, this one made me say that to myself.
    Followed it pretty much as written, except for the liquid amounts, as my potatoes were giant.
    Really good consistency and flavor. I will be making this a lot I’m sure.

  17. Gini

    Just made this soup. Took no time at all, I cooked my bacon in the oven while The potatoes were cooking in the microwave. It was delicious!!!

    1. Kristina

      You can freeze it. The milk/cream will separate from the soup effecting the look of the soup but the flavor and consistency will not be changed.

  18. Jan Degan

    Just made this today. Excellent soup – will definitely make it again. I saved myself one pan by frying the bacon in my Dutch oven, removing it to drain on paper towels, added butter to the pot and finished the soup. Didn’t have any half and half – just used more milk. This was as good as any I’ve ever had anywhere! Thanks a bunch!

  19. Mary Simpletin

    I made this soup last night and served it with rolls. It was SO GOOD! I can’t wait to make it again! I think I’ll pick up this book for the holidays!

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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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