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This 25-minute Loaded Baked Potato Soup is super simple and delicious! Top with traditional baked potato toppings and then enjoy!
Baked Potato Soup
I have been working on this Baked Potato Soup recipe for quite some time now. I’ve made this probably 6 or 7 times in the last 4 months. It was… Too bland. Too thick. Too thin. Boiled too long. Not enough tang. etc. Well, I’ve finally got it to where I like it and now I’m sharing it with you!
Main Ingredients Needed
Start out by gathering up these ingredients to make this Loaded Baked Potato Soup:
- Butter and Flour – to start a roux for the base of the soup!
- Carrots and Onion – carrots for vitamins and flavor, same goes for the onions. A great soup base starts with great ingredients.
- Chicken Stock – this adds great flavor to the soup base!
- Frozen Diced Hash Browns – I use frozen hash browns for my potatoes because they are already cooked and you just have to heat them through. Time saver!
- Bay Leaves, Thyme, Salt, and Pepper – there are some thyme and bay leaves added into this recipe because I like the taste of thyme and bay leaves. Feel free to omit, though, it might be a wee bit bland. I suppose it doesn’t matter if you’re topping with lots of cheese and bacon though 🙂
- Milk and Sour Cream – sour cream is used for some tanginess and creaminess. I also use whole milk. You can use skim, 1%, 2%, or any other ratio you have on hand, but I’d recommend the whole. You get a creamier soup.
- Chives – once again, feel free to omit if you don’t live chives! It’s a traditional baked potato topping so that’s why I included it.
Tips and Tricks
Here are all of my tips and tricks to make a perfect baked potato soup:
- Boiling Warning: DO NOT boil your soup after you add in the milk. Just kick it back to low and let it do its thing.
- Variations: Feel free to add in more vegetables (broccoli or cauliflower sound nice) or change up the seasonings to your liking.
- Toppings: This baked potato soup tastes best when you load up the toppings. Any toppings you’d put on a regular loaded baked potato are perfect for this soup.
How to Make Baked Potato Soup
For full details on how to make baked potato soup see the recipe card down below.
- In a large pot, melt butter. Saute onion and carrot until they start to become tender. Sprinkle flour over top veggies and stir to create a paste.
- Whisk in chicken stock and bring to boil. Add in frozen hash browns and seasonings.
- Cook covered until carrots are completely tender and potatoes have thawed and become soft.
- Stir in milk, sour cream, and dried chives and reduce heat. Cook until soup is hot, but not boiling. Ladle into bowls and top with cheese and bacon. Serve hot!
More Soup Recipes to Try!
- Easy Taco Soup
- Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Chicken Noodle Soup with Homemade Noodles
- Hamburger Soup
- Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup
So, I think that’s it! If I think of any more baked potato soup tips, I’ll be sure to let you know. Get the printable recipe below and have a wonderful day!
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium onion finely diced
- 1 1/2 cups carrot diced, about 1/2 inch cubes
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 lb frozen diced hash brown potatoes
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/8 teaspoon thyme
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
any desired toppings:
- cooked and crumbled bacon
- grated cheddar cheese
- fresh chives
- sour cream etc.
- In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Saute onion and carrot 5 minutes or until they start to become tender. Sprinkle flour overtop veggies and stir to create a paste.
- Whisk in chicken stock and bring to boil. Soup will thicken quite a bit. Add in frozen hash browns and seasonings.
- Cook covered over medium low heat until carrots are completely tender and potatoes have thawed and become soft, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in milk, sour cream and dried chives and reduce heat to low. Cook another 2-3 minutes until soup it hot, but not boiling. Ladle into bowls and top with cheese and bacon. Serve.