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Baked potato soup in white bowl with extra shredded cheese on top.
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Baked Potato Soup

This Baked Potato Soup is thick, creamy and incredibly comforting. Loaded with all your favorite baked potato toppings and super simple to make all in one pot, this soup is perfect for weeknight dinners.
Course: Main Course, Soup
Keyword: Baked Potato Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • ½ pound sliced bacon, more for topping, reserve grease
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, about 8 medium sized potatoes , peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded swiss cheese, more for topping
  • 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheese, more for topping
  • 2 teaspoons parsley, dried
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • chopped green onions or chives, optional for topping

Instructions

  • Cut bacon with kitchen shears into bite size pieces and cook in dutch oven or soup pot on medium heat until crispy.
  • Remove bacon to paper towels and drain grease, reserving 1 tablespoon in the pot.
  • Add butter and onions.
  • Sauté the onions until they are translucent, add garlic and sauté another minute until garlic is fragrant.
  • Stir in flour and cook another 1-2 minutes.
  • Slowly add chicken broth while stirring the whole time.
  • Stir in potatoes, increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to low, let simmer and stir occasionally until potatoes are fork tender, about 10-15 minutes depending on size of potatoes.
  • Stir in heavy cream and sour cream and heat through, but do NOT boil.
  • Add shredded cheese a handful at a time, stirring each time to completely melt the cheese.
  • Stir in parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with extra toppings of shredded cheese, bacon pieces, sliced green onions, chopped chives and sour cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 788mg | Potassium: 939mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 878IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 278mg | Iron: 2mg
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