I just spent the past minute staring at the title of this meal thinking about the double meaning of what I just wrote and wondering if the fact that I saw something other than just the name of a delicious soup, means I should have spent more time getting into trouble in college when I had the chance. I mean really, baked and loaded? That should be solely reserved for a Potato Soup right?
Ok, I know, I’m really grasping at straws here, but bear with me. It’s Monday and my mind is still a bit crusty from the weekend. I think I’ll just move on and present this fine creation to you all so you can be the judge for yourself. Needless to say there is nothing illegal or mind altering in the recipe for this delicious soup. Here’s what you’ll need to whip yourself up a bowl:
8 Potatoes, Chopped (you can peel too, but I like to keep the peels on for extra nutrients)
1/2 Pound of Bacon, Chopped
3 Cloves of Garlic
2 Green Onions, Chopped
4 cups of water + 4 tsp of chicken base OR 4 cups of chicken broth
1 Cup of half and half
Salt and Pepper to taste
3/4 Shredded Cheddar Cheese
In a large soup pot bring your 4 cups of broth and your chopped potatoes to a boil. Turn heat down to medium, cover and let simmer until potatoes are soft; about 10 minutes. While your potatoes are cooking, grab a medium skillet and cook up your bacon. When your bacon is cooked, add in the chopped green onions and garlic and let them cook for 1-2 minutes. Here is what you’ll have so far:
Add the bacon mixture to the soup. Then add your half and half. Stir it to combine. Finally add in the cheese.
Stir it in until it is completely melted. Test your soup and add salt and pepper to taste. And that’s all there is to it.
This meal was super yummy. I’m glad I snuck it into my cooking repertoire before it got too warm for a hearty soup. Enjoy, and if you’re having memories of college while you’re eating it, at least I know I’m not alone. Have a great Monday!
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Yield: Approx. 5 1 Cup Servings
4 Cups Chicken Broth
8 Potatoes, Chopped (and peeled if desired)
1/2 Pound Bacon, Chopped
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Green Onions, Chopped
1 Cup Half & Half (you can use milk for a lower fat version)
3/4 Cup Cheddar Cheese
Salt and Pepper to Taste
In a large soup pot bring the broth and chopped potatoes to a boil.
Turn heat down to medium, cover and let simmer until potatoes are soft; about 10 minutes.
While the potatoes are cooking, grab a medium skillet and cook up the bacon.
To the bacon, add in the chopped green onions and garlic and let them cook for 1-2 minutes.
Drop the bacon mixture into to the potatoes and broth.
Pour in the half and half. Stir to combine.
Stir in the cheese until melted.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
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Thanks for stopping by on my SITS Day.
Baked Potato soup…ll of my favorite things…but I have never made it! My son now loves baked potatoes…he would dig this.
You should! It's super easy and so good! I hope your SITS day was great!
Found you at the Lady Bloggers Tea party and I LOVE how you walk us through the recipes. I can't wait to use one!
Ma What's 4 dinner says
Oh that looks amazing and I love love love the red dishes!!!
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
Thanks so much for visiting! Teachermommy, let me know which one you end up trying and what you think of it!
Alex, those red dishes were my Bombay "going out of business" find! I got them for a steal and I love them too! 🙂
YUM!! Baked potato soup is one of my favorites – and it MUST be homemade. Your recipe looks similar to my own, but your technique is a bit different. I'm going to give yours a try next time I make it. 🙂
When do the 3 cloves of garlic come into play??
Julie replied: — October 27th, 2011 @ 6:38 pm
Hey Megan! Add it in along with the green onions. Sorry about that! I’ve updated the recipe. 🙂
lol Okay thanks thats what I ended up doing anyway. I re-read the recipe 3 or 4 times convinced I was missing it! This soup was so good!
Melissa Thomas says
I made this soup last night for dinner, it was excellent. I used both cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese. I have already added it to next weeks menu plan. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.
JoAnn Sullivan says
New to the site, looks great so far. Wondering did I miss the add to box button on this recipe?
Yummy looking…and its so loaded..just perfect
Just made this for dinner and it is DELICIOUS! Thanks so much! I served it with homemade cheese biscuits. Mmm!
Julie replied: — June 20th, 2013 @ 8:36 am
So glad that you enjoyed it Sarah!