Loaded Baked Potato Soup
A rich and creamy potato cheese soup topped with crispy bacon, sour cream, green onions, and sharp cheddar cheese. A family favorite soup recipe!
This Cheesy Potato Soup loaded with toppings is WAY better than a baked potato. It is a rich and creamy soup with potatoes simmered in chicken broth to infuse them with flavor and topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions, and sour cream.
This is a gourmet take on a classic soup and the toppings just put it over the top. This is one of the most popular creamy soup recipes for good reason! I love to make a huge pot of this and serve with homemade french bread during the winter months.
How to make the BEST Baked Potato Soup:
- Start by sauteeing butter and onion in a heavy-bottomed pot until the onions are soft and translucent. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute (the garlic can burn quickly and become bitter so it is only quickly sauteed).
- Add cubed potatoes and chicken broth and let the potatoes slowly simmer. The chicken broth infuses the potatoes with flavor as they cook and soften.
- While the potatoes are cooking, saute butter and flour in a pot to begin to make a roux. Once the butter and flour have been whisked together to make a paste, slowly add whole milk and heavy cream. Stir in the seasonings. Let the sauce thicken. Once it is thickened, stir in the sour cream.
- Add a good amount of sharp cheddar cheese. This adds so much flavor and creaminess to the soup and is a must. I suggest sharp cheddar cheese but you can also use medium cheese.
- Top the baked potato soup with crispy bacon, more cheddar cheese, green onions, and sour cream.
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