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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Rated as 3.81 out of 5 Stars
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"Everyone who has tried this soup loves it. It is a good soup for veggie haters. Baking the potatoes first gives them the perfect texture for this thick creamy soup. You won't be disappointed. I always serve this with crackers and top the soup with a bit more shredded Cheddar, crumbled bacon, and a dollop of sour cream."
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Ingredients

1 h 40 m servings 550
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Wrap potatoes in aluminum foil.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Cool potatoes until easily handled and cut into cubes.
  3. Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels and crumble.
  4. Combine milk, cream, sour cream, processed cheese, and Cheddar cheese in a large pot over medium heat; cook, stirring frequently, until cheeses are melted, about 10 minutes. Add potatoes and bacon to milk mixture and simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently, until potatoes begin to dissolve into soup, about 20 minutes; season with onion salt and black pepper.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute other types of potatoes but I think red work best.
  • You can add chives or replace onion salt with chives/minced onion (just remember to add some salt).

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 550 calories; 29.6 50 22.5 93 817 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Love the soup..but didn't go for all the dairy products. I used chicken broth instead of the heavy cream...added chives....used "real" shredded cheese instead of the velveeta. Ham or choriz...

Most helpful critical review

All the dairy products made the soup curdle. We did not care for this at all. :(

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Love the soup..but didn't go for all the dairy products. I used chicken broth instead of the heavy cream...added chives....used "real" shredded cheese instead of the velveeta. Ham or choriz...

It was very delicious but I also used all shredded cheese rather then the Velveeta. Definitely tastes better the next day after all the flavors exchange and soak up.

All the dairy products made the soup curdle. We did not care for this at all. :(

I have made this soup many, many times and it is always delicious. When my best friend was going through chemo treatments, I would make and freeze multiple bags of this soup so she always had i...

Make sure the bacon is fried crispy or it gets soggy

This will go straight to your good.

I tried throwing it all in the crockpot which was ok. Next time I will make it stovetop.

I added a roux to thicken it up, substituted the velveeta for all sharp cheddar and added onions. turned out pretty good with my substitutions.

I halved the recipe and it still made a lot. This soup is very tasty but it is VERY rich! I found that a small bowl really filled me up. The soup is full of potato and bacon-y cheesy yum so it m...