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loaded potato soup

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

This Loaded Potato Soup is full of tender potatoes, sweet onions, crisp bacon, and chopped chives all in a creamy cheesy broth with a little bit of sour cream. I love to serve this fabulous soup with Cheddar Biscuits with Chive Butter and a simple garden salad. It is a favorite in our house and a frequent request from my son.

(1 rating)
yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For loaded potato soup

  • 8 slice
    bacon chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 4 lg
    russet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 md
    onion finely chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 1/2 c
    low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 c
    2% milk
  • 1 c
    shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 c
    shredded white cheddar
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1/4 c
    chopped chives
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make loaded potato soup

  • 1
    In a Dutch oven or heavy stockpot over medium heat brown the bacon. Using a slotted spoon remove the bacon from the pan reserving the grease. Add enough butter to make 2 tablespoons of fat. Melt the butter over medium heat. Add the potatoes and onions to the pan cooking for 5 minutes or until the onions are soft. Add the garlic and the cayenne pepper; cooking for 1 minute stirring constantly. Using a slotted spoon remove the potatoes, onions and garlic to a bowl or plate; reserving any fat in the pan.
  • 2
    Melt enough butter to make 4 tablespoons of fat. Sprinkle in 1/4 cup flour and whisk to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly. Whisk in the chicken broth and milk in several intervals alternating between the two.
  • 3
    Add the potatoes, onions and garlic back to the pot and simmer until the potatoes are tender.
  • 4
    Whisk in both shredded cheeses until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the bacon, sour cream, chives and salt and pepper to taste.