Baked Potato Soup

Baked potato soup is one of my all time favorites, it’s creamy and delicious!
 
baked potato soup recipe from createdbydiane.com
 
But really you can never go wrong with potatoes no matter how you serve them… right!
 
Potatoes are nothing short of spectacular…
 
don’t you agree, they can be made into so many delicious dishes. Starting with my all-time favorite, French Fries if you’re more into sweets be sure to check out these Potato Chip Cookies they are salty-sweet cookies you’ll find irresistible.
 
 
In the ’80s loaded baked potato skins were all the rage… this soup is a throwback to those…
and OMG this is so creamy and delicious and full of flavor and you won’t believe how simple it is to make. A whole lot simpler than loaded potato skins!
 
I love soup! So the combination of the two is GENIUS in my book!

 
more potato recipes…

 
Now back to this loaded potato SOUP!
This fully loaded baked potato is just minutes away from you scooping and enjoying it by the spoonful!
 
mirepoix the magic trio perfect for making soup createdbydiane.com
 
It all starts with sauteeing onion, carrot, and celery in butter. If you don’t want any of those items in your soup, feel free to leave them out, it’ll still taste delicious… promise!
 
Cooking the potatoes before adding them to the soup is KEY, but if you don’t feel like baking them in the oven, just pop them into the microwave, by the time you prep the rest of the soup, you’ll just chop the potatoes and add them in and VIOLA… 
 
you have the cheesy potato soup!
 
cooked and chopped potatoes
 
You don’t even have to peel the potatoes (but you can if you want).
 
adding cheese to baked potato soup createdbydiane.com
 
Cheddar baked potato soup, oh cheesy and delicious….
 
There are so many things to LOVE about this soup, and one of them is the TOPPINGS
 
add what you like… 
cheese, bacon, sour cream, and green onions!

 
Add some sliced jalapenos for added spice.

 

loaded baked potato soup recipe from createdbydiane.com

 

What makes this soup thick?

It’s made with a roux ( a mix of butter and flour heated then slowly adding the liquid) if you want to make it thicker add some cornstarch mixed with water and slowly poured into simmering soup.
 

How can this soup be made creamier?

You can use add heavy cream instead of milk for a richer, creamier soup.
 

What can be added to make the soup richer tasting?

Adding in more butter will give it a richer flavor, adding more cheese, and stirring in more sour cream will all give the soup a richer flavor.
 

What will give this soup more flavor?

I find adding in chicken bouillon always gives soup the taste I desire. I always start there. For this soup, add more bacon for added flavor.
 

What should I avoid doing when making this soup?

Avoid a rapid boil, cream soups should be simmered, with small bubbles, rapid boil will separate the cream soup giving them a grainy texture.
 
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Baked Potato Soup

Bakes potato soup and delicous and creamy with all the topping of loaded potato skins, cheese, bacon and green onions along with sour cream make this easy soup irresistible
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 6 cup servings
Author: Diane Schmidt, Created by Diane

Ingredients

  • 6 medium potaotes
  • 8 oz bacon chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 medium carrots chopped about 1 cup
  • 3 stalks celery chopped about 1 cup
  • 1/2 white onion diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese 6 oz
  • 1-2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
  • salt and pepper to taste

garnish

  • shredded cheddar
  • sour cream
  • green onions

Instructions

  • Prepare the potatoes by washing and baking at 350° for 1 hour, or microwave for 12 minutes, then chop into pieces.
  • Prepare bacon, either microwave it, or saute it.
  • In a 5 quart pot over medium high heat sauce carrot, onion, celery in butter for 2 minutes.
  • Add in flour and stir.
  • Slowly add in chicken broth and simmer over medium heat.
  • Then add in the cooked and chopped potatoes, slowly pour in the milk and chicken bouillon, stir well.
  • When it comes to a simmer (small bubbles) add in the cheese and bacon and stir.
  • Simmer for a few minutes until desired thickness.
  • Add cornstarch to a half cup of water poured into simmering soup if you want it thicker.
  • Serve with added cheese, sour cream, and green onions.
 
 

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