Loaded Potato Soup

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This creamy loaded potato soup is packed full of flavor. This is your new favorite hearty soup recipe.
Servings: 4
Time: 40 minutes
loaded potato soup

All the flavors of loaded baked potato you love is packed into this creamy and easy to make loaded potato soup. Enjoy it on a chilly day, or just because.

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loaded potato soup

I don’t know about ya’ll, but I just LOVE creamy, hearty, soups. I especially love them in the winter, when it’s dreary and cold. That’s exactly what it’s been here in San Antonio for the past few days too.

OK, so cold to me (and fellow southerners) is anything under 40–and it was 34 as I wrote this post. We even had some *gasp* freezing rain. Sorry to my readers further up North where it truly gets cold, but seriously, I needed this soup to warm up my body and soul.  

You know what else I love? My new, shiny dutch oven. My mom actually “bought” it for me for my birthday back in July, but I just now got around to ordering it. Can you believe this is the very first time I’ve used it??

Dutch Oven

I LOVE this dutch oven. It’s enamel coated cast iron and I absolutely love cooking with cast iron. With this baby I get the benefit of cooking with cast iron, with the added bonus of non stick! Plus it’s about half the price of those expensive Le Cruset (although they are drool worth).

I guess what I’m sayin’ is that I may just have a new favorite kitchen tool. I might seriously run away with it–somewhere warmer. Until summertime, then we can travel further North 😉

Ok so now that the truth is out, let’s get back to the topic. This loaded potato soup really hit the spot! The best part was, it was pretty simple to make. Ok, so it’s not exactly the skinniest loaded potato soup recipe out there, but why else would I include the word loaded in the title.  You were warned.

By the way, I do not puree mine with an immersion blender, nor do I put it in the food processor. I just cut my potatoes really small–I like the soup to be chunkier anyway. If you like a really smooth loaded potato soup, you can use the immersion blender or food processor. Just a word to the wise about using a food processor though–do it in very small batches or you will have a huge mess on your hands!

Speaking from experience, of course.

Loaded Potato Soup

This creamy loaded potato soup is packed full of flavor. This is your new favorite hearty soup recipe.
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loaded potato soup
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes


  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 russet potatoes peeled and FINELY diced
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Cajun seasoning to taste
  • extra sour cream, cheese and chives optional for garnish


  • Cook the bacon and drain off most of the grease. Crumble it and set aside.
  • In a large pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1-2 minutes until it turns golden.
  • Slowly pour in the chicken broth, whisking it constantly to remove any lumps.
  • Pour in the milk and cream and cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.
  • Add in the diced potatoes, onions and seasonings. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered until potatoes are cooked through (about 10 minutes)
  • Remove the soup from heat. Stir in sour cream cream, cheese and bacon.
  • Serve topped with extra cheese, sour cream, chives and bacon if desired


If you like a smooth soup, before adding in the sour cream and cheese, add small amounts of soup to an immersion blender.
If the soup gets too thick, you can thin it with extra chicken broth or water.


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 753kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 1235mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1924IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 357mg | Iron: 2mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 753kcal
Author: Amanda
Loaded Potato Soup

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  1. Hi again 😉 I had to choose this as my fav from last week’s Teach Me Tuesday party. I haven’t gotten it off my mind since I saw it.
    You will be featured this week! Thanks so much for linking up with us week after week 😉

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