Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup - All the flavors of a loaded baked potato comes together in this comforting soup!

All the flavors of a loaded baked potato comes together beautifully in this satisfyingly creamy and comforting soup!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup - All the flavors of a loaded baked potato comes together in this comforting soup!

So now that I work from home all day, I get to watch a lot of television. How I Met Your Mother, Grey’s Anatomy, Charmed, Law and Order SVU, Gilmore Girls – you name it (oh and btw, half these shows are on Lifetime, which is like the best network ever).

But yesterday I couldn’t watch my Grey’s reruns because they played A Walk to Remember instead. Now this movie came out when I was in the 8th grade, and I was completely googly-eyed over 24-year old Shane West. Now that it’s on 11 years later, nothing has changed, except I’m crying in almost every scene – when Shane West takes Mandy Moore to the state line and she’s in two places at once, or when he names a star after her – Β yeah, sob fest all over.

I think I need to get out more.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup - All the flavors of a loaded baked potato comes together in this comforting soup!

But the good thing about working from home is that I can raid the kitchen and gobble up anything and everything, like this loaded baked potato soup. This oh-so-creamy and rich, carb-loaded, cheesy, bacony, comforting, cozy soup that I can eat all day long. It’s honestly become one of my favorite soups ever, and I’ve had it 3 times this week already! With the melted cheddar and the crispy bacon bits, how can you resist?

Loaded Baked Potato Soup - All the flavors of a loaded baked potato comes together in this comforting soup!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 40 minutes

Yield 4 servings

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

All the flavors of a loaded baked potato comes together beautifully in this satisfyingly creamy and comforting soup!

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups milk, or more, as needed
  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in potatoes and green onions.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes. Stir in cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper, to taste. If the soup is too thick, add more milk as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with green onion, cheese and bacon, if desired.

Notes

Adapted from Center Cut Cook

http://damndelicious.net/2013/10/14/loaded-baked-potato-soup/