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!

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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
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

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

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.
55 Responses
  1. 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????

  2. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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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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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