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Baked Potato Soup

Make my Easy Potato Soup with Bacon is a delicious and warming meal for any cold day. This easy to follow recipe is ready from start to finish in under one hour making it a perfect weeknight meal.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 265kcal
Author Dina


  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups milk
  • 6 potatoes (about 4 cups chopped)
  • 3 green onions
  • 1/2 cup sour cream optional
  • 1 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Cook 6 chopped bacon slices in a large pot over medium-high heat. Remove and set aside for toppings later.
  • In the same pot, sauté 1 chopped onion with the 6 tablespoons unsalted butter until it becomes translucent.
  • Add the flour and brown for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the 4 cups chicken broth and 3 cups milk and bring it to a boil.
  • Now peel and dice up 6 russet potatoes. Add the chopped potatoes into the pot and cook over medium heat until the potatoes are fully cooked and fork-tender.
  • Then add the chopped green onion.
  • Remove the pot from heat and stir in 1/2 cup sour cream and 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Lastly, season with salt and black pepper to taste. Then serve the potato soup in a bowl and top it with the cooked bacon bites, extra shredded cheddar, sour cream, and chopped green onion.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.9g | Protein: 11.4g | Fat: 17.3g | Saturated Fat: 10.3g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 536mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 4.1g