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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Thick and hearty, this potato soup is loaded with flavor and is the ultimate comfort food
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Prep Time:40 mins
Cook Time:4 hrs
Total Time:4 hrs 40 mins


  • 5 lbs of potatoes washed and cut into 1” pieces
  • 2 medium yellow onions chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 2 to 3 sticks of butter
  • 1 to 2 pints of heavy cream
  • 1 Chicken Bouillion cube or 1 tsp better than bouillon
  • red pepper flakes to taste we used 1 Tbsp - we like the slow burn
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 to 2 C milk

Loaded Toppings

  • Real Bacon
  • Green Onions
  • Sharp Cheddar


  • In a large stock pot melt ½ stick of butter
  • When the butter is melted and beginning to bubble – add in the onions and garlic and simmer until you can’t stand it anymore
  • Add in the potatoes, 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes, chicken bouillon , ½ pint of cream, ½ stick of butter and 1 C milk
  • Mix together well – cover and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are softened.
  • Use a potato masher to break the potatoes up – leave chunks.. this is potato soup, not soupy mashed potatoes
  • Add in another ½ pint of cream, 1 stick of butter and a slice of cooked bacon (for flavor)
  • Simmer for 2 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally
  • You may add another ½ pint of cream or 1 C of milk – to get it to the consistency you like.
  • Taste frequently – after all, you need to make sure it’s not poisoned.
  • Top with real crumbled bacon, sharp cheddar, fresh green onions and fresh cracked black pepper
  • Devour
  • Be comforted in your heart and soul
  • You’re welcome


You can up the red pepper flakes if you like the slow burn, like we do.
You can leave the red pepper flakes out completely.
Author: Rachel