easy one pot loaded baked potato soup recipe

Easy One Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup

School is back in, which means so are dinners that are easy to cook and clean up after! And this easy loaded baked potato soup is one of our favorites!

This loaded baked potato soup has all the feels and taste of the much needed back to school comfort food. Even better, is how easy it is to make and clean up! Since you only need one pot to cook this in, clean up only takes minutes.

 

easy one pot loaded baked potato soup recipe

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I usually make this loaded baked potato soup on the stove, but you could also use your instant pot if you prefer.Β  If you go with the instant pot, you’ll follow most of the same directions. Use the saute feature to cook the bacon and saute the onions. Once you add the potatoes, milk and chicken broth you can then cook this portion for 1-2 hours on a slow cook setting or manually cook it on high for 10 minutes. Either way, the directions are pretty similar.

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 3 TBSP bacon grease or butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • salt & pepper
  • green onions for garnish (optional)

easy one pot loaded baked potato soup recipe



 

How to Make Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Heat a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until done. Remove bacon, set aside and crumble.

Pour out all but 3 TBSP of bacon grease. Or if you prefer, you can dump all the bacon grease and add 3 TBSP of butter instead. Add onion and saute until the onion is soft. If you are not a fan of onions, you can skip the onions, it will still taste great.

Once the onion is cooked (if using onion), add the flour and stir until well mixed.

Stir in the chicken broth. Add potatoes, milk and 2/3 of the bacon bits and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are tender (12-15 minutes). Stir occasionally so that the bottom does not burn.

When the potatoes are soft, you can leave it chunky if you prefer. However, I like to use my immersion blender and mash a little bit of it up, while still leave chunks.

Then stir in the cheddar cheese and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. And serve with garnishes on top: cheese, bacon, green onion)

Make sure to pin this recipe because your kids will be asking for it over and over again!

loaded baked potato soup

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe

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easy one pot loaded baked potato soup recipe
Loaded Baked Potato Soup

School is back in, which means so are dinners that are easy to cook and clean up after! And this easy loaded baked potato soup is one of our favorites!

Ingredients
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 3 TBSP bacon grease or butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • salt & pepper
  • green onions (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until done. Remove bacon, set aside and crumble.

  2. Pour out all but 3 TBSP of bacon grease. Or if you prefer, you can dump all the bacon grease and add 3 TBSP of butter instead. Add onion and saute until the onion is soft. If you are not a fan of onions, you can skip the onions, it will still taste great.

  3. Once the onion is cooked (if using onion), add the flour and stir until well mixed.

  4. Stir in the chicken broth. Add potatoes, milk and 2/3 of the bacon bits and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are tender (12-15 minutes). Stir occasionally so that the bottom does not burn.

  5. When the potatoes are soft, you can leave it chunky if you prefer. However, I like to use my immersion blender and mash a little bit of it up, while still leave chunks.

  6. Then stir in the cheddar cheese and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. And serve with garnishes on top: cheese, bacon, green onion)

19 Comments

  1. That looks amazing! I love a good soup, and with Fall coming tend to make something different each week – perfect for dinner and then there are always leftovers for lunch.

  2. Oh – my – gosh! Baked potato soup is one of my top three favorite soups. I am printing this recipe and adding it to my must-try list. The boys would devour this.

  3. There are so apologies in this recipe. Bacon grease, cheese, flour. This is a good, old fashioned recipe to warm the tummy during this upcoming cool weather. I think that my hubster would very much enjoy this soup!

  4. One of my favorite memories from childhood was coming to my grandmother’s house on Mondays after school and having a big bowl of her chicken soup. This soup sounds delicious and will also be a great comfort and memory for your children!

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