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Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This loaded baked potato soup will make your whole family happy! Thick, hearty, and so good, with cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream, and green onions.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potato soup, baked potato soup crock pot, baked potato soup recipe, loaded baked potato soup, loaded baked potato soup crock pot
Servings: 6
Calories: 601 kcal
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon, roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced
  • 4 to 6 medium russet potatoes
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese, plus extra for garnish
  • 3/4 cup sour cream, plus extra for garnish
  1. Place the bacon in a large pot over medium heat, and cook until crispy. 

  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove the cooked bacon from the pot and drain on paper towels.  Set aside.

  3. Saute the potatoes for a few minutes in the bacon fat. 

  4. Add the scallions, and stir. 

  5. Pour in the chicken stock, and allow the mixture to come to a simmer. 

  6. Simmer the soup until the potatoes are tender. 

  7. Turn the burner down to low heat, and stir in the cream. 

  8. Optional: use a stick blender to puree some of the vegetables, while still maintaining a few bigger chunks. 

  9. Add the cheese, a handful at a time, stirring after each addition, and allowing the cheese to melt before adding the next handful.  

  10. Stir in about 2/3 of the bacon and the sour cream.

  11. Garnish each bowl of soup with additional cheese, remaining bacon, sour cream, and scallions. 

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Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 601 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 28g175%
Cholesterol 152mg51%
Sodium 812mg35%
Potassium 362mg10%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 1380IU28%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 472mg47%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.