Baked Potato Soup is a creamy, comforting dish that encapsulates the essence of a fully loaded baked potato. This soup is rich in flavors, featuring tender potatoes, cheese, sour cream, and bacon, making it a hearty and satisfying meal, especially during colder months.


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: extra shredded cheese, chopped green onions, and crumbled bacon for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Pierce the potatoes with a fork and bake them directly on the oven rack for about 1 hour, or until they are tender. Let them cool, then peel and chop.
  2. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk continuously for 1-2 minutes to form a roux.
  3. Gradually add the milk while whisking continuously to avoid lumps. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens and starts to simmer.
  4. Add the chopped potatoes to the pot. Mash some of the potatoes for the soup’s thickness and texture.
  5. Stir in the sour cream, shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, and chopped green onions. Cook until everything is heated through and the cheese melts. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve the soup hot. Garnish with extra cheese, green onions, and bacon if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 450
  • Fat: 26g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Protein: 15g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes (includes baking time for potatoes)
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • Serves: 6 people

Baked Potato Soup is a delightful meal that brings the flavors and comforts of a classic baked potato into a warm, spoonable form. It’s ideal for those who love the combination of potatoes, cheese, and bacon, and it serves as a wonderful comfort food. Enjoy this creamy, indulgent soup with a side of crusty bread or a simple salad for a complete meal.

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