Laura Bush's Baked Potato Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

One more from the First Lady's collection of recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large soup pot, saute onions and red pepper over medium heat in 2 tablespoons butter until onions are clear.
  2. Add bacon, potatoes and whipping cream to desired consistency.
  3. Skim milk or chicken stock may be used to reduce calories.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Warm.
  6. Serve with a garnish of a dollop of sour cream, grated cheese and chives.


Most Helpful

Enjoyed this! My mashed potatoes were pretty thick, so I ended up adding about 4 cups of 1% milk. Wasn't sure where to add the cheese, so stirred in 1 1/2 cups, and used the rest as garnish along with extra crumbled crisp bacon and green onions. Enjoyed the addition of diced red pepper in the soup both for color and taste. A great way to use up a lot of leftover mashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama December 31, 2010

We had this for dinner last night. It was the perfect meal for when you want to eat "light." We used milk and the consistency was perfect. Thanks.

JC in Texas August 25, 2005

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