Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

I’ve been meaning to share this baked potato soup recipe with you for a long time. Actually, it was one of the first recipes I ever shared on my blog, but it got lost over a year ago in the transition to wordpress. Since then I’ve been meaning to take some new pictures and re-post it, and now I’ve finally gotten around to it. :)

We love this soup. It’s creamy and cheesy with lots of bacon and chunks of potatoes. My mom has been making this recipe for years, and it’s one of my favorites. ¬†Other than baking the potatoes (and if you’re in a rush, you can use the microwave), this soup really doesn’t take that long to make. And on a cold evening, there’s not much better than a warm bowl of baked potato soup and some fresh bread. I hope you try this one – it’s a family favorite!

Baked Potato Soup

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Baked Potato Soup


1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup matchstick carrots, optional
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chicken broth
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
2 large or 3 medium potatoes, baked
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually stir in broth and evaporated milk.

Scoop the potato pulp from one potato. Mash and add pulp to broth mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture just comes to a boil.

Dice remaining potato and add to soup. Cook on low until potato is heated through. Stir in the bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with cheese.

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14 Responses to “Baked Potato Soup”

  1. 1

    Rachel Cooks — November 5, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    My husband (unfortunately) isn’t a big fan of creamy soups, but I think this looks phenomenal!

  2. 2

    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — November 5, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    I love how warming this looks and also how quick it is! We are so busy in the winter so meals like this are perfect!

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    Cookbook Queen — November 5, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    Potato soup is a favorite around here…I love the big chunks of potatoes in your recipe. It looks fabulous!!

  4. 4

    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — November 5, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    Hubby is a huge fan of potato soup, he will love this one. Great for the fall weather.

  5. 5

    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — November 5, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    I’d have to say baked potato soup is one of my favorite meals EVER

  6. 6

    Wanda @ My Sweet Zepol — November 5, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    I really needed this recipe. Love potato soup and had never attempted on making it myself. Thanks for sharing!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — November 5, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    Creamy, cheesy potato soup is the best!

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — November 5, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    this is definitely a bit fancier than my normal potato soup but i can’t wait to try it!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — November 5, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    I used to make potato soup all the time – it was a favorite growing up, but haven’t made it in so long. And now I’ll be craving it!

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    Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — November 6, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    There’s nothing like a good bowl of potato soup!!

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    Camille — November 7, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    Looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it!!!

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    Holli — November 7, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

    Made this tonight. DELICIOUS!

    • megan replied: — November 7th, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

      Oh good, I’m so glad you liked it! :)

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    Memorie — December 27, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    Megan, I just printed this recipe off and plan on making it this weekend, will let you know :) It looks really yummy!

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