Ed's Favorite Baked Potato Soup

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

My husband doesn't like potato soup, but this one, he'll take seconds! I developed the recipe when I couldn't find one with the combination of flavors I wanted.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bake potatoes in 350 degree oven about 1 hour (till soft when squeezed gently).
  2. NOTE: Some potatoes have more starch than do others. You may need to add more milk, to keep the soup from being too stiff.
  3. While potatoes are baking, fry bacon till crisp.
  4. Crumble bacon. Set aside on paper towel for garnish.
  5. Remove potatoes from oven. Cool to handling temperature.
  6. Remove skins.
  7. Cut 3 potatoes into large chunks(or, if you prefer a smoother soup, mash them all).
  8. Mash two of the potatoes.
  9. Place all the potatoes in a large saucepan.
  10. Add butter, milk, sour cream, salt and pepper.
  11. Heat, stirring, till heated through.
  12. Ladle into bowls.
  13. Garnish with chopped green onions, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheddar cheese (I use the pre-shredded kind--a bit more expensive, but so very time-saving!).


Most Helpful

I really enjoyed this. With the bacon and cheese on top, it reminded me of my favorite cheesy potato soup from a restaurant I used to go to. My husband thought it was a little bland but liked it once he added one of his numerous pepper sauces to his bowl.

swanddwarfs January 11, 2009

I was looking for one on here like my own homemade version, to get measurements for a small pot (I usually make 3 night's worth) and FINALLY found someone who makes it the same way I do. :) I didn't know there were so many versions, but thanks for the measurements and for posting such a yummy recipe! :) I lighten it up with low fat ingredients, and I use Hormel's bacon pieces to avoid the bacon... :)

SmoochTheCook March 29, 2007

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