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Loaded Potato Soup

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Well boy howdy did y’all go bonkers over this picture yesterday. Y’all should know that if I post a yummalicious pic like that the recipe is soon to follow.

This is one of my favorite go to cold (or cooler) weather recipes. It is delicious, hearty and best of all s.i.m.p.l.e!

Are you ready to warm your heart, your tummy and delight your tastebuds?

Loaded Potato Soup

Soup Ingredients

  • 5 lb bag of potatoes, washed and cut into 1″ (ish) pieces
  • 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
  • 5 to 6 cloves of garlic, chopped (or more if you delight in garlic as we do)
  • 3 sticks butter
  • pint of heavy cream
  • 10 oz can chicken broth
  • red pepper flakes (to taste)
  • Pepper and salt (to taste)
  • 1 to 2 C of milk

Loaded Toppings

  • Sour Cream
  • Cooked Bacon, chopped
  • Green Onions, chopped
  • Cheese, shredded

Let’s get down to business

  1. In a large stock pot melt 1/2 stick of butter.
  2. When the butter is all bubbly and golden brown, add in the onions and garlic. Cook about 4 minutes or until translucent and the smell is almost overwhelming.
  3. Add the chopped potatoes and your red pepper, I use about 2Tbsp, add in the chicken broth, 1/2 the cream, 1/2 stick of butter and 1 C milk.
  4. Mix everything together well.
  5. Put the top on your pot and cook all these ingredients over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are softened. You don’t want them too mushy.
  6. If you have a potato masher, use it sparingly. I mash up about 90% of the potato chunks, and use a fork to help the potatoes along. We like some chunks*.
  7. Add in the rest of the cream, 1 stick of butter and salt and pepper**
  8. I don’t like watery potato soup so I usually add just enough milk to make it a nice creamy, thick consistency.
  9. I leave my soup simmering over the stove for about 4 more hours, (more butter) this allows all the flavors to blend nicely. This is not necessary!
  10. Make sure you stir it frequently, if you do leave it simmering.

Now top to your heart’s delight!!

We use fresh cooked bacon, sour cream, green onions and lots of cheese!

*Do not completely mash the potatoes or you will be eating, soupy mashed potatoes, instead of potato soup.
**Remember that potatoes absorb salt so you may need to add more than you think necessary 😉

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39 Comments

  1. potato soup is a family fav here. And I am totally going to trade in my recipe for yours next time around. I have a recipe for a Cheddar beer soup, I told the kids it was ‘cold weather soup’ after we moved from Htown to OH and they totally took the bait. It is so tasty stuff.

  2. Oh my god, I love potato soup! This looks amazing. I haven’t had it with the cheese or scallions, but the rest of the soup recipe is just like my own. I am so making it this weekend…THANKS!

  3. How FUNNY that you should post this the very same day I was mentioning on my own blog that I’m excited to be eating some home-made potato soup with crumbled bacon and grated cheese later this week. LOL!!!! Yours sounds better than the one I do, though, I may have it try it your way next time around. yum yum yum

  4. I have a recipe for Ham & Potato Chowder for the crock pot that I've modified into loaded potato before….it was lovely!!

    I'll have to print yours out!!

    BTW I'm making Sour Cream Apple Pie on Wednesday!!

  5. Baked potato soup is my FAVORITE! Never made it before, I have a restaurant that makes the best that I totally just go to for takeout. But I will have to try your version. Who knows I could start saving some money 😉

  6. Oh, I am soooo making this soon. I have a fantastic loaded potato soup recipe, but it’s one of those million-step complicated ones. Who has the time?!?! This one looks equally delish but so much simpler. Thanks! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

  7. Ummm did you really mean 5 – 6 heads of garlic? A head is the entire bulb….or did you mean cloves…the individual pcs.

    5 heads sound like an awful lot of garlic.

  8. We are having friends over tomorrow. This sounds great with fresh garlic bread and wine. I think it’s going to be a winner….

    Thanks from Minnesota….

  9. Made your recipe tonight, and OMG it is awesome, definitley a new family favorite.
    My husband was skyptical at first I think, but once he had a bowl he thought it was amazing.
    I didn’t have any green onions on hand so I used chives instead.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. my husband was too skeptical of trying potato soup But oh my gosh this was such an amazing meal !!! me and hubby and my oldest daughter could not get enough of it ! 🙂 my 2 picky daughter 2 and 5 do not anything so they dont count on this vote lol !

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