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Loaded baked potato soup recipe
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Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe

This Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe is creamy and delicious. It’s made with potatoes, chicken broth for lots of flavors and a dose of heavy cream.  You can add bacon, sliced green onions, and shredded cheddar to turn this into the most amazing Loaded potato soup recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
cooling5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 444kcal

Ingredients

Soup

  • 1 Large Onion (minced) White or yellow onion works great
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp Butter salted
  • 5 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 3-4 Pounds Potatoes Cut into bite sized chunks (about ¾" pieces
  • 12 oz Heavy Cream (can use evaporated milk to reduce the fat)

Garnish

  • 2 cups Shredded Cheese any variety will do
  • ½ cup Bacon Bits the pre-cooked kind from Costco work great or you can cut raw bacon into chuncks and cook it on medium heat until golden and crispy to make your own.
  • 4 Tablespoons Green Onions

Instructions

  • In a large pot, add the butter and then sautè the onion until it is golden brown. Add the garlic and continue to cook until it is slightly golden too.
  • Add chicken broth and raw potato chunks.  Bring the potatoes to a boil and continue to cook for 12-15 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender. (until you can stick a fork in them and there is no resistance when pulling the fork out)
  • Stir in the heavy cream (or evaporated milk).
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Ladle in to bowls and garnish each serving with shredded cheese, bacon bits, and green onions. 

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Notes

 
Can you freeze Potato Soup?
It's not a great idea to freeze potato soup.  The texture of potatoes, in this potato soup recipe, tends to change after they've been frozen.  The texture is a little crumply and you don't get that rich and creamy texture you love about potato soup.
How long will potato soup keep in the refrigerator?
Potato soup will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge.  Be sure to use the smell test.  If it smells off at all, it's probably best to not eat it. 
How to thicken potato soup:
If your potato soup needs to be thickened. Here's an easy way...
  • Bring your soup to a boil.
  • In a small bowl, combine 2 Tabelspoons of cold water and 2 Tablespoons of Cornstartch.  Stir till smooth. 
  • Slowly pour the cornstarch mixture into the boiling soup and continue to stir until desired consistency is reached. 
How long to boil potatoes for potato soup:
It will depend on how big your potato chunks are. For this recipe you want your potato chunks to be ½" to ¾" suzed chunks.  It will take 12-20 minutes for your potatoes to boils.  Check them occasionally by doing the "for tender" test.  Stick a fork in the boiling potatoes.  If the potato sticks on the end of the fork, it's not ready.  You want to potato to break in half or slip off easily when poked. 
What to make with potato soup:
Any kind of a grilled protein will work great.  A slice of homemade bread or a roll is delicious too. 

Nutrition

Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1035mg | Potassium: 938mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 933IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 6mg