Rating: 4.28 stars
278 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 168
  • 4 star values: 63
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 17

Thick, creamy, potato-y soup! Top with bacon bits and additional grated Cheddar cheese for a flavor explosion!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cubed potatoes into a glass dish, and cook in the microwave oven for 7 to 10 minutes, or until soft.

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  • While the potatoes are cooking, melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour until smooth, then gradually stir in the milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

  • Stir in the potatoes and onion, and cook for 5 more minutes. Stir in the sour cream and Cheddar cheese until melted and well blended. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; protein 10.7g; carbohydrates 37.6g; fat 16.6g; cholesterol 46.6mg; sodium 169.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (214)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2010
I absolutely love this soup. It turned out perfect. To the person who posted about the soup being gritty, it's because the potatoes were over cooked. The only time that ever happens is if the potatoes to cooked for to long. They still need to be slightly firm. Another review about the sour cream seperating. If your flour, butter and milk becomes to hot and then you add cold sour cream to it you can curdle it and that can cause seperation. Food for thought. :) Delicious soup. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/12/2003
This didn't work out for me at all-I followed the recipe to a T and the consistency of the soup was gritty. Read More
(149)
278 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 168
  • 4 star values: 63
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 17
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2010
I absolutely love this soup. It turned out perfect. To the person who posted about the soup being gritty, it's because the potatoes were over cooked. The only time that ever happens is if the potatoes to cooked for to long. They still need to be slightly firm. Another review about the sour cream seperating. If your flour, butter and milk becomes to hot and then you add cold sour cream to it you can curdle it and that can cause seperation. Food for thought. :) Delicious soup. Read More
(277)
Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2003
We loved this soup. I noticed too that it wasn't as thick as I like potato soup so I added a little cornstach/water mixture and that helped. I did not have onions on hand but I did have green onions so I added those to the potatoes and had them boil with the potatoes( I boiled the potatoes instead of microwaving them), because I do not like crunchy onions in my soup. But it really did taste like a baked potato. I topped it with crumbled bacon and extra cheese. We will be making this allot for those cold winter nights. It is a great comfort food! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/11/2003
This didn't work out for me at all-I followed the recipe to a T and the consistency of the soup was gritty. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/03/2007
What a disappointment! I usually always read the reviews before investing time and money into a recipe. I also do not change any ingredients and then rate the recipe. If you change ingredients you have made a totally different recipe and it is not fair to rate! Anyhow I followed the recipe per directions with the exception of boiling potatoes instead of microwaving. Everything seemed great until I added the sour cream. The sour cream separated from the soup and was a big mess! Neither my husband nor I could get through it. Threw the whole pan out. I wouldn't suggest this recipe to anyone - big waste of time!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2008
This recipe was great! I improvised a little and here were my changes: After adding the milk to the butter/flour cooked mixture (or roux) I added the seasoning packet from Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice (the Original Recipe). It has 23 Herbs and Seasoning and made quite a tasty addtion to the flavor of this soup! I added 1 cup of cheddar cheese instead of 1/2 cup too. Other than those additions I kept the recipe the same. It was sooooooooooooo good! Then I served it with real bacon bits and cheddar cheese on the side for those who wanted to add them. It was a hit and I will make this again for sure. Next time I want to add some cut up and cooked baby carrots to add more color and vitamins. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2010
The recipe does have a few flaws. But if fixed this soup is a 5 star soup. I made it for my family and it was a big hit. First of all I prefer to boil the cubed potatoes vs microwaving them. They can cook while you do step 2. Second, after melting the butter, saute the onions until they are translucent and very soft. This will take the crunch factor out and add lots of flavor to the party. Third, when you whisk in the flour, continue whisking and cooking for a few minutes or until it is a blonde color. You're making a roux and it won't properly thicken the soup unless cook the flour. Once finished I served with an extra small dollop of sour cream, cheese, scallions and real bacon bits. Not great on the waist, I know, but oh so good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2006
Baked potato soup is a favorite at our house. It is always the first soup I make of the year. I try to use left over baked potatoes to save some time. I also like to mash some of the potatoes and leave some chunked to get a better consistency. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2003
This was a pretty good potato soup and I will add it to my collection. I boiled the potatoes instead of microwaving and next time I think I will add the onions in with them. They were a little crunchy. Also I don't recommend boiling milk. It curdles a little and it has to be stirred constantly or it burns. I would say this soup took more like 45 mins. to prepare. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
Great soup! I quartered the recipe and it still made a lot. I used dried onion but it was still great. Read More
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