Quick Loaded Potato Soup

Creamy loaded baked potato soup with scallion

The ultimate in cold winter weather comfort carb food! Who doesn’t love bacon, Cheddar cheese, and chives on their baked potato? Warm up in a flash with this fast easy recipe. Slow cooker friendly! Serve this in a homemade crusty bread bowl and make it the complete snowy-front-of-the-fireplace kinda meal!

Quick Loaded Potato Soup

Course Side Dish, Main Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 3 lb baked potatoes precooked
  • 8 oz shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon precooked and crumbled
  • 3 oz shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • chopped chives

Instructions
 

  • Warm a large stock pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add butter to pot. Once butter starts to melt, whisk in flour.
  • Whisk together and slowly pour in chicken stock.
  • Continue whisking and add sour cream and cream cheese. Whisk until mixture comes together.
  • Slice potatoes in half and scoop out the insides of the potato, add to pot.
  • Smash potatoes into chunks using a potato masher or wooden spoon, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Add sharp cheddar cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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