Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

I got this recipe out of a newspaper a couple of years ago and altered it a little to make it easier.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bake potatoes (easiest and fastest method - use the microwave - bake one at a time).
  2. Let potatoes cool, and scoop out pulp, discard skins.
  3. In large pot, melt butter, stir in flour, continue to stir until smooth.
  4. Stirring constantly, gradually add milk and cook over medium heat, stirring until thick and bubbly.
  5. Add potatoes, salt, pepper, 1/2 the chopped onion, and 1/2 the bacon. (fast method, buy the already cooked bacon) add cheese.
  6. Stir in sour cream.
  7. This as listed is a very thick sauce.
  8. Add more milk if needed for desired consistency.
  9. Also, salt and pepper to taste. This is very little salt and pepper for this recipe. I perfer little salt. Most people would add more.
  10. Heat throughly.
  11. When serving--top with green onion and bacon garnishes in each bowl.


Most Helpful

Nice and simple potato soup. I usually make a more traditional potato soup and I decided to try this. It's like a loaded baked potato in soup form. I used more milk for a thinner consistency and added a little garlic powder because that is my personal preference. I will be making it again in the future. Thanks for the recipe.

Watkinslady30 May 19, 2007

I made this recipe on 10/21/11 for our dinner and most importantly the 2011 Fall PAC Event :). Since it was just my SO and myself, the recipe was cut in half (but not again ;)). For the potatoes, I had a baked potato left over from the night before, so that was used along a couple that I had made in the microwave. In Step 2, I diced one of the potatoes to give the soup a bit of texture. Except for using the full amount of cheese the recipe was made as it was written. Thank you for a soup that is both "soul warming and tummy filling ". This will be made again. " Keep Smiling :) "

Chef shapeweaver � October 22, 2011

This was a great, thick, easy to make soup. I did think it needed a lot more salt and pepper but other then that - it was great. Will make again. This is a really thick soup but I love it that way. Made for Fall PAC 2007.

bmcnichol October 13, 2007

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