Baked Potato Soup Recipe

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Kathryn Published: January 6, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Baked Potato Soup

Sweet and salty cheese, combined with baked creamy mashed potatoes and rich broth, results in this delicious baked potato soup sprinkled with crispy bacon.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 6bacon slices,chopped
  • 1small onion,diced
  • 2tbspflour
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 3cupschicken broth,low sodium
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tsppepper
  • 3cupspotatoes,mashed
  • cupssharp cheddar cheese,shredded and divided
  • ½cupbuttermilk
  • cupsour cream,plus extra for garnish
  • 2green onions,finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Fry bacon in a large pot until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside leaving the drippings in the pot.

  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and add diced onion to drippings.  Cook until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Add garlic and flour and cook for 1 minute while stirring. Whisk in chicken broth, bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.

  4. Stir in mashed potatoes.  Simmer an additional 5 minutes. Add the buttermilk and stir to combine allowing mixture to just come to a boil.

  5. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of cheese, half of the bacon, and ⅓ cup sour cream.

  6. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream, the remaining bacon and cheese, green onion, and serve hot.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 575.85kcal
  • Fat: 37.61g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.77g
  • Trans Fat: 0.54g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.03g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.91g
  • Fiber: 3.15g
  • Sugar: 7.23g
  • Protein: 24.47g
  • Cholesterol: 87.38mg
  • Sodium: 1064.21mg
  • Calcium: 369.76mg
  • Potassium: 912.26mg
  • Iron: 1.79mg
  • Vitamin A: 156.89µg
  • Vitamin C: 26.17mg
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