Loaded Baked Potato Soup | The Good Hearted Woman
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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This Loaded Baked Potato Soup is fast, easy, and de-licious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, onions, potatoes
Servings: 8 bowls
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Renée ♥ The Good Hearted Woman

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet onion chopped 1/4"
  • 4 ounces raw bacon chopped into 1/4" pieces
  • 1 1/2 - 2 pounds russet potatoes about 3 large, peeled and cubed 1/2"
  • 8 ounce white sweet potato peeled and cubed 1/2"
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1 cup half & half
  • dash hot sauce
  • freshly ground pepper

Garnish | Serve on Side

  • additional bacon bits
  • sliced green onions
  • freshly chopped tomatoes
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • sour cream

Instructions

  • Heat a cast iron Dutch oven or other heavy stockpot over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles on the surface. Add the chopped bacon pieces and stir with a wooden spoon to distribute in the pot. Cook bacon pieces over medium heat until bacon pieces are crispy. Turn off heat.
    Remove bacon from pot using a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Turn heat up to medium-high. Add the chopped onions to the hot bacon fat and sauté until translucent. Add minced garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
  • Add chicken broth, chopped potatoes, salt, ground pepper, and hot sauce (optional). You should have just enough liquid to barely come to the top of the potatoes. (Add a little more broth or water if you need to.)
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  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender but not too mushy.
  • Add half & half and reserved bacon bits. Stir over low heat until soup is heated through. Remove from heat.
  • To thicken the soup slightly, use a potato masher to break up potatoes just a bit. Remember though, this is Baked Potato Soup, not Mashed Potato Soup, so don't get carried away!
  • Serve with green onions, grated cheese, bacon bits, grated cheese and sour cream on the side.
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Notes

Baked Potato Soup is delicious directly off the stove, and can be eaten immediately. However, as with most soups, it's even better the next day! 
Vegetarian Option
Substitute:
  • + 2 Butter (for bacon)
  • + 3 cup vegetable broth (for chicken broth) 
Start at Step 2.
TIP: Bacon is way easier to chop small if it is slightly frozen.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.6g | Protein: 10.1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4.3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 3.6g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
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