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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a rich hearty soup that will surely warm you up. Besides the potatoes, this soup has bits of bacon and cheddar cheese to add to the flavor of the potatoes.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Loaded baked potato soup, baked potato soup
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 521kcal
Author: Dawn


  • 3 large baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 medium onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cup of milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 slices crisp bacon crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese


  • Pierce potatoes; microwave on HIGH 5 to 8 minutes. Check after 5 minutes for doneness. Time will vary depending on the microwave
  • While the potatoes are in the microwave make the broth for the soup. Add the butter and onion to a Dutch oven. Sautee onions over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until the onions are tender.
  • Add the flour and blend in.
  • Combine the milk, cream, and chicken broth. Slowly add to the onion mixture stirring while you add the liquid.
  • Continue to cook until the mixture starts to thicken slightly.
  • When the potatoes are cooled slightly remove the peels. Cut the potatoes into chunks and add to the soup.
  • With a potato masher, mash the potatoes leaving some of the pieces of potato.
  • Add the cheese and stir until it is melted. Add the bacon and stir in. Simmer the soup for 10 to 15 minutes until it is heated through.


  1. Russet potatoes work well for this recipe.
  2.  Microwave the potatoes instead of baking them to save time.
  3. Cool the potatoes for a while before peeling them, They will be very hot when they come out of the microwave.
  4. The longer the soup simmers the thicker it will become.
  5. If the soup is too thick add additional milk or chicken broth to thin. 
Nutrition information is an estimate and may vary with the brands of ingredients used.


Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.3g | Protein: 24.7g | Fat: 32.1g | Saturated Fat: 18.3g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 914mg | Potassium: 825mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8.3g | Calcium: 491mg | Iron: 2mg