Hard Rock Cafe Baked Potato Soup

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté the onions in the reserved bacon drippings over medium high heat until transparent, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add flour, stirring to prevent lumps; cook for 3-5 minutes, until mixture just begins to turn golden.
  3. Add chicken stock gradually, whisking to prevent lumps until liquid thickens.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer and add potatoes, cream, chopped bacon, parsley, garlic, basil, salt substitute, red pepper sauce and black pepper.
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes; DO NOT allow to boil.
  6. Add grated cheese and green onions, heat until cheese melts smoothly.
  7. Garnish each serving as desired with chopped bacon, grated cheese and chopped parsley.
Most Helpful

Excellent! I used 1% milk instead of the heavy cream, lowfat mozarella instead of the cheddar, and used real garlic since it had it on hand, but followed everything to par. Less calories in my version, but still A+ taste. Thank you for posting!

Mallory d. October 28, 2009

This was absolutely wonderful! I used 2% milk instead of heavy cream, and I added the cheese as a garnish to let it melt in with a dollop of sour cream and some chopped green onions. Way better than a loaded baked potato!! I think a can of smoked baby clams would be another great addition. Thanks for the recipe.

michellerj August 13, 2009

This was delish! I did what I always said I wouldn't do but I "tweeked" it a bit. For the chicken stock I used half chicken broth and half chicken soup base(bouillon), I too used 1% milk instead of the cream and microwaved the potatoes, and I did not use red pepper sauce. Finally, before I added the milk and bacon I pureed the soup to make it extra creamy. My LH, who is usually fussy about his soups, loved it. Thanks for the recipe.

heathe2 March 14, 2010