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Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Not just ANY potato soup... this is the Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Soup, packed full of everything you've ever wanted in a loaded baked potato.

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The stars of this heartwarming dish are the sheer amount of cheddar cheese, cream cheese for extra richness, and the secret weapon, smoked paprika. The cheeses melt into an ocean of awesome richness and the smoked paprika compliments the smokey flavor of the bacon so well!

The result is a symphony of flavors that enchants your tastebuds with a harmonious blend of smokiness, creaminess, and cheesiness that can't be resisted. Don't make this soup if you have plans directly after eating it. You might need a nap.

This recipe is also quick as can be. In 35 minutes you go from a collection of ingredients to a warm, hearty bowl of goodness. Perfect for busy weeknights, it's a creamy bowl of homemade happiness that's easy, quick, and utterly delectable.

Whether you’re looking for a satisfying meal, a delightful dinner with loved ones, or just a comforting bowl of cheesy carbs to indulge in, the Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Soup answers the call.

Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Serves 6-8 in 35 minutes!


  • 2 pounds red or yellow potatoes (Don't use Russet unless you don't mind them falling apart completely)

  • 8 slices bacon

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup flour

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 2 cups half & half

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 2 ounces cream cheese

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 8 ounces extra sharp cheddar

  • 8 ounces white cheddar

  • 4 green onions, chopped

  • Sour cream, for garnish

  • 4 tablespoons shredded cheese, for garnish

  • 2 green onions, chopped, for garnish


  1. Chop bacon into large pieces and render on low heat in your soup pot, remove and place on paper towel lined plate.

  2. Cut potatoes into cubes and boil for 10-15 minutes until soft enough to pierce with a fork but not crumbling completely, you want some of them to keep their shape a bit in the soup.

  3. Drain potatoes and allow them to sit in the pot and let the steam and water evaporate while you prepare the rest of the recipe.

  4. Sauté onions on low in the bacon fat for 5 minutes until translucent.

  5. Add garlic, spices and herbs, and flour. Stir for just one minute to toast the seasoning and cook out the flour for a quick roux.

  6. Add chicken broth and half and half, bring to a low simmer.

  7. Add potatoes, sour cream, and cream cheese; once the cream cheese is melted, add the shredded cheddar

  8. Add 3/4 of the rendered bacon pieces and green onions.

  9. Stir until all is well combined, garnish with more shredded cheese, sour cream, bacon, and green onions!

Give this Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe a try! It doesn't skimp on flavor in any way; everything you could ever want in a loaded baked potato is IN and ON this soup!

If you try this recipe let me know how it worked for you! You can tag me in stories or posts or DM me on Instagram and TikTok @LizaHomesteads!


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