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Thick and Hearty Loaded Potato Soup

Satisfy your comfort food longing with this thick and hearty Loaded Potato Soup! It's like a loaded baked potato in a bowl.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potato soup, potatoes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 585kcal
Author: Cery


  • 1 quart canned potatoes Yukon Gold and russets work best OR 2 large baking potatoes, baked, cooled, and cubed PLUS 1 c water
  • 1/3 c bacon drippings
  • 1/3 c unbleached flour
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 c milk
  • 1 c sour cream
  • ¼ c sliced green onions
  • OR 2 Tbsp chives
  • 6 bacon strips cooked and crumbled
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat bacon drippings. Whisk in flour, salt, and pepper. Continue to whisk until smooth and golden brown.
  • Gradually add milk, whisking constantly.
  • Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Add the quart of potatoes (or baked cubed potatoes and water) and stir.
  • Now add the cheese, reserving some for garnish. Leave on the heat until the potatoes are heated through and the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in sour cream, bacon, and green onions or chives, reserving some for garnish.
  • Garnish with bacon, green onions or chives, and cheese before serving.


I like to serve these in Sourdough Bread Bowls for a complete meal.


Calories: 585kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 762mg | Potassium: 953mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 667IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 339mg | Iron: 2mg