Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This soup probably has more calories than a piece of chocolate cake. It is rich, creamy and fabulous. I would definitely classify it as comfort food. This was my first attempt at making a "Loaded add as many calories in the soup as you possibly can and make it taste terrific Baked Potato Soup". This recipe was adapted from the queen of comfort foods, Miss Paula Deen.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup:

8 slices bacon
1 onion, diced
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
5 potatoes, baked in the oven, cooled, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped 
2 cups half and half
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup sour cream
3 green onions, diced
Salt and pepper to taste


In a large Dutch oven or soup pot cook bacon until crisp. Place cooked bacon on a plate lined with a paper towel and set aside. Once bacon has cooled, crumble, setting aside some for the garnish.  Add diced onion to the bacon drippings and cook until tender. Stir in flour and cook for one minute, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Add the diced baked potatoes, parsley, green onion, bacon and half and half. Cook for 15 - 20 minutes. Stir in cheese and sour cream. Garnish with diced green onion, crumbled bacon, grated cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

Note: You can prepare the potatoes in advance by cooking them the night before. Place the baked potatoes in the fridge overnight and peel them with a potato peeler the next day. 



  1. ooh, looks so tasty + perfect for a rainy, gray day like we're having here in nashville. yum!

  2. amy - sounds like perfect weather for a bowl of soup:)

  3. I make something similar and I lovingly refer to it as 'heart attack in a bowl.' Every once in awhile, we need comfort food like this. Great looking soup!

  4. Renee - Thanks! I so agree. We all need a little comforting sometimes. Thanks for dropping by. Love your blog, btw.

  5. I agree with you all, all things in moderation, I say. While not appropriate for a diet of 3X a day, 7 days a week, a little bowl of stick-to-your-ribs comfort and deliciousness is just fine and dandy. This is beautiful!

  6. maggie - Thanks! I appreciate the comment. Hope you have a great weekend:)

  7. This soup looks fabulous (gorgeous photo too)! I will have to try it out. So glad to run into you today! Hope you have a very fun and special weekend ;)

  8. Jen - Thank you. Great to meet you too. It took me a while to figure out who you were. Nice to meet a fellow foodie in SA. I appreciate the kind wishes.

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments! Love your blog...and so happy to find another San Antonio food blogger! I've been blogging since Aug 2010, so coming up on two years later this year. Will add you to my follow list so we can stay in touch. What part of town are you in? I'm near Sea World...

  10. Wendy - Thanks! We live in the North Central area of town, but will drive to any part of town for good food, LOL:) This is my first year blogging and love it. I've connected with great foodie people. Adding you to my blog list as well. Congrats again!!